It was very difficult for many organizations to continue their good work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As donations dried up and lockdowns became prevalent, the logistical challenges of operating during this extended public health crisis posed an immediate threat to the people and communities they served. In addition to its regular, annual support, the Adler & Lipkus Foundation provided supplemental support to these partners during this difficult time.
During the height of Covid, we contributed to the discretionary fund, which among other things, was used to provide vital concrete assistance for women and their children. For example, when a client lost her job and was unable to access any of the social programs offered by the government, Auberge Shalom was able to provide grocery cards and help her find a new job and gain control of her life.
B’Nai Brith Emergency Food Box Program
The COVID-19 pandemic shut down many food banks and so B’nai Brith initiated the Emergency Food Box Program. Our contribution to this project enabled more than 1500 families receive 800 boxes of food.
Canadian Paralympic Foundation
During COVID, we continued our support with virtual training for the wheelchair curling squad, sitting volleyball team, and the wheelchair basketball athletes.
During the pandemic, many seniors were isolated and unable to leave their homes. We contributed to the Centre’s COVID meal delivery program. In addition, our funds purchased disinfectant foggers which were used to sanitize the program rooms to keep the seniors safe once they returned to the Centre in person.
Dans La Rue
The COVID-19 Pandemic was particularly hard on youth experiencing homelessness. There was limited or no access to public drinking fountains, washrooms, laundromats, and shelters. Therefore, we decided to focus our donation on purchasing warm winter coats, hoodies, boots, and socks to help them through the long cold winter months.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Federation CJA supported people and families experiencing food insecurities, poor mental and physical health, and unemployment. Additionally, they provided loans to small business owners to help them through this crisis. Our foundation contributed to their causes.