We are living in uncertain times and, while our community is understandably anxious about the current COVID-19 crisis, we want to assure you that we will not stop our work. We are continuing to help vulnerable children through our many programs and services.
Operations at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation are now completely virtual and home-based, as it is for much of the world. But spirits are high and we’re all staying as positive as possible. It has been a surprisingly smooth transition: a testament to the passionate professionals who work at the Foundation.
We want to assure you that we are working hard to make certain this will not impact our ongoing services to families, schools, libraries, partners and, most importantly, those who are at the heart of everything we do – children and young people.
In times like this our work is more important than ever. We know that some people are even more susceptible in times of crisis, and we are committed to avoiding any harm or negative impact as a result of our temporary relocation. We will not turn away from children when they need us the most. We are proactively adapting our services to ensure we continue to support the children we work with and meet their needs.
You can read about how we are adapting our programs in this newsletter.
With children having to stay at home, online safety has never been so important and our new virtual eSmart packages are available for both schools, and for the first time, parents as well.
We need your support so we can keep protecting children. Your donation will really mean something special and make a big difference this month. You can make a vital donation here
. With this year’s Starry Starry Night postponed and so many other fundraising events and activities cancelled, we simply need your assistance.
We will continue to keep you updated and thank you so much for your support.
As I’ve been saying over the past few weeks: Facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts.
Stay safe and all the very best,