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Give on Tuesday & Make a Difference
We encourage you to take advantage of this global day of giving to recognize the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nonprofit community. Organizations that typically at the forefront in responding to the needs of those most vulnerable have been hard hit by this crisis. Impacts include cancelled fundraising events, lost volunteer hours and vanishing program revenue. To help the people they serve recover from the effects of the pandemic, these organizations will require all the help we can provide.
One of the outcomes already apparent from this crisis is the loss of jobs. We know that people over 50 are disproportionately affected by job loss and it takes them longer to find new ones. Many are also being asked to remain quarantined if they cannot safely return to work. That is also true for people who volunteer their time in places where physical distance is hard to maintain.
EBN is already gearing up to assist older job seekers and volunteers. We're working with partner organizations to hold virtual job search webinars to assist people over 50 who are or will be in the job market. We're also developing other programming that responds directly to needs arising from the economic and social disruption caused by COVID-19.
Your contribution to EBN will help us make up for lost revenue and provide services to people who are facing new challenges. Thanks for your support and confidence in the role we play in leveraging the power of people over 50.