The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update- June 16th 2020

 

Your Donations make the Difference!

Through your continued contributions we were able to increase the number of families we’ve been able to assist from 188 to 232 families across Trinidad and Tobago.

As me move from response to recovery during this time, your support will enable us to grow our pool of funds to help those most affected by Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Together We Can be the Difference!

See our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Page for more information on how you can donate!

The Power of Giving Update: June 16th 2020

 

Thanks to the Power of Your Giving

We provided relief to 44 more families increasing from 188 to 232, across 70 communities affected by Covid-19 throughout Trinidad and Tobago

In Partnership with:

  • Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)
  • Families in Action (FIA) – Building Bridges Programme Primary Schools
  • National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)
  • The Cotton Tree Foundation
  • The Heroes Foundation
  • Yahweh Foundation

With these funds more families with young children in vulnerable communities now have access to basic food and essential supplies.

Continue to Help Us to Help those Most Vulnerable.

GIVE to United Way Trinidad and Tobago’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund.

The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update- June 9th 2020

 

Thank You for your continued Donations!

 

Your continued contributions have helped to grow the fund further, increasing our pool of funds to help those most affected by Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

We were able to help 188 families across 60 communities so far and will be able to do so much more with your support.

Together We Can!

 

See our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Page for more information on how you can donate!

The Power of Giving

 

Thanks to the Power of Your Giving

We provided relief to 188 Families across 60 communities affected by Covid-19 throughout Trinidad and Tobago

In Partnership with:

  • Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)

  • Families in Action (FIA) – Building Bridges Programme Primary Schools

  • National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)

  • The Heroes Foundation

  • Yahweh Foundation

With these funds families with young children in vulnerable communities now have access to basic food and essential supplies.

Continue to Help Us to Help those Most Vulnerable

GIVE to United Way Trinidad and Tobago’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update- June 1st 2020

Thank You for your continued Donations!

 

Your contributions have helped to grow the fund even further and it is through your continued donations that we can pool funding to achieve our ultimate goal in aiding those most affected by Covid-19 in T&T.

We have already begun relief efforts with NGO Partners to reach families with children who don’t have access to basic food and essential supplies.

Together We Can!

 

See our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Page for more information on how you can donate!

The UWTT Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund Raising Update: May 19th

Thank You for your continued Donations!

Your contributions have helped to grow the fund and it is through your continued donations so that we can achieve our ultimate goal in aiding all of those most affected by Covid-19, including frontline workers, NGO’s, School Communities and those who are most vulnerable.

See below the link to our Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund Page to find out more!

Global Giving Tuesday

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you!

May 5: Say Thank You

Join United Way Trinidad and Tobago on May 5 as part of our National Time of Caring when we rally the entire community to say thank you to the essential workers who have tirelessly and bravely continued to do their jobs. Our effort will be one part of a bigger day of giving and unity called #GivingTuesdayNow.

As an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, we are joining nonprofits and individual people around the world in a special #GivingTuesdayNow event. On May 5 people around the world will take action to collectively drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

We want to show the world that United Way Trinidad and Tobago is United for frontline workers!

Ways to Say Thank You

There are many ways to say thank you. Below are some ideas our staff put together. Choose one – or more – so frontline workers can know how much our community appreciates them! If you have other ideas let us know by emailing unitedway@uwtt.com and we will add them to the list.

1. Make a sign for your window or front yard

Make someone’s commute to work brighter by posting a sign in your window or front yard telling frontline workers how much they mean to our community. This is a great project for kids!

2. Be kind

Essential workers who are keeping grocery, convenience and pharmacy stores open see large groups of people every day. When you must shop at one of these stores, be respectful of the people working there. Tell them thank you, wear a protective mask, keep your distance from employees and be kind to team members and other customers. These small acts can help workers feel appreciated and safer at their jobs.

3. Share a message on social media

As we all keep our physical distance, connecting online has become even more important. Using social media is a great way to thank frontline workers. You can tag people you know or send a general message using the hashtags #FrontlineLove, #FrontlineHeroes, #COVIDHeroes or #AloneTogether #DareToCareTT #PhysicalDistancing #ShareTheCareTT. On May 5, you can also reshare posts from our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn channels.

4. Leave items for delivery workers

Delivery workers are putting in long hours and many find it hard to get to the store. Help them by leaving items such as water bottles, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, snacks and other essentials that will get them through their day or save them a trip to the store. Remember to sanitize the items as best as you can and leave instructions so the delivery people do the same.

5. Join a daily salute

Across the world, many communities are now doing a daily salute to frontline workers by lighting candles, applauding, cheering, howling or sounding horns at a certain time of day. Check neighborhood Facebook groups, posts on Next Door and local newspapers to find one that is happening in your neighborhood.

6. Donate to the UWTT Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund

The UWTT COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) will not only be used to support our frontline/essential workers, but also NGO’s, Primary schools and Lower Income groups who have been affected by this pandemic. To donate you can text the word GIVE to HELP (4357) from their bmobile phones or visit  http://uwtt.com/time-of-caring/response-recovery-fund/ to find out how to give directly through any of our major local banks.

7. Stay at home and if not Practice Physical Distancing

The most important thing you can do to thank frontline workers is to stay home and/or practice physical distancing. When we all stay home and physical distance, we limit the spread of COVID-19. So limit outings to essential trips to the grocery store, medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, walking pets and helping the vulnerable. When outside, use social distancing to stay at least six feet away from others.

Even though we are apart, we can still be United. Let’s show frontline workers that we are in this together!

Donate to UWTT COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

 

The UWTT COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) is part of the UWTT National Time of Caring Response to support the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak and the recovery of those communities most affected by the outbreak.  UWTT is seeding the CRRF with $50,000 by reallocating from our operating expenses to this priority need.  Please join us in this fight, every donation counts.

For the month of April 2020, all funds donated from the general public to our bank accounts will go the CRRF.  In keeping the ‘Stay at Home’ order, you can do this by donating online to any one of our bank accounts listed below, to minimize any related transaction costs to you or the Fund.

  • First Citizens – #1367844
  • RBC Royal Bank – #100088110396955
  • Republic Bank – #180473293901
  • Scotiabank – #74815000170637

UWTT is a registered Non Profit Company since 1999 with charitable status.

UWTT will not be charging any administrative costs on the CRRF and will report on funds raised on our website on a weekly basis.  We are working with other Non Profit Partners to develop ways to reach the most vulnerable and support projects related to the COVID 19 Response.  Some of these include:

  • Health Workers-  Food and Meal Support
  • NGOs- ensuring access to small grants for continued operations
  • School Communities- funding essential projects
  • Persons affected by the COVID 19 outbreak – elderly, loss of work, persons with disabilities
  • Community Heroes Daring to Make a Difference

National Time of Caring 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF UNITED WAY TT NATIONAL TIME OF CARING 2020 AND THE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FUND

The United Way Trinidad and Tobago (UWTT) is launching the UWTT National Time of Caring 2020 (NTOC) and the UWTT COVID 19 Recovery and Response Fund (CRRF) as our 2020 initiatives to support our communities to raise the conversation to one of Caring and Hope and get through these uncertain times.

Our strong message is that, more than ever, we need to work together as a country to beat the COVID- 19 outbreak and to recover as equitably as possible – this crisis will have its toll.  Your continued support to our ability to serve vulnerable communities remains as important as ever.

The UWTT COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (CRRF) will enable us to respond to the gaps in the national response as the situation develops, and as with other Crisis Funds we have managed, aims at also supporting the recovery work that comes after.    Every contribution counts as this crisis is affecting us all, pooling in one fund will help takes action to scale.

In keeping with National Policy on social distancing, we will build on our 6 years of working on the UWTT National Day of Caring (NDOC) volunteer event, as we cannot think of a more fitting social media platform than our social impact messaging #daretocareTT and #sharethecareTT, launched last year, to support collective action over the next few months into recovery.

We believe that we can work together to make a difference, and the challenge will be how we can do that safely and responsibly from wherever we are.  Already, there are many examples of communities helping communities, people finding creative ways to virtually communicate and support each other within the new social norms.

We thank you again for your continued support and partnership, through your donations, volunteerism and advocacy, and look forward to working with you in helping our nation in these uncertain times to continue to Dare to Care and to LIVE UNITED.

 

Executive Committee of UWTT

Ian Benjamin                  Board Chair
Vincent Pereira               Board Deputy Chair
Ian Welch Chair, Donations and Marketing Committee
Wayne Moze Chair, Allocations and NGO Committee