California is now the center of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many families with young children in Flatbush, Brooklyn are being dramatically impacted.
Parents have suffered the loss of their jobs and are struggling to buy groceries and pay rent. Countless families are coping with illness without adequate medical care. Our kids have lost parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles from COVID-19. Over 15 languages are spoken by families in our community. Many parents have lost all of their income, and are not eligible for unemployment insurance or the stimulus.
We are coming together as a community to support the families that are most acutely impacted by this crisis, and ensure that everyone has their basic needs met.
We have created the Relief Fund for Flatbush Families to provide financial assistance to local families with young children who are struggling with the loss of loved ones or jobs.
Every dollar you give will go directly to families struggling in Flatbush to help buy food, pay rent, and cover mounting bills.
Please donate whatever you can to support the Fund.
Thank you for helping our community.
How Our Fund is Managed
A diverse group of Flatbush parents with children attending PS 315 are working together to build this Fund. We speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, Urdu, and Arabic. We will ensure that every dollar raised goes to local Flatbush families in need. We also will keep close accounting of the funds and how they are distributed.
Who is Eligible to Receive Funds
Families in Flatbush who have either lost family members in their home or who are facing financial hardship due to job loss or medical expenses. We are also prioritizing families who have no source of income and aren't eligible for unemployment insurance or the stimulus. Families with children who attend a Flatbush elementary school in the 11210 zip code will get preference. To request funds, submit this form: https://bit.ly/ReliefFundFlatbush
To volunteer or request support, you can also email us at [email redacted]
Thank you for your tremendous support!