LA Match

Searching for special skills or knowledge to help tackle local challenges brought on by COVID-19?  Or maybe you want to put the unique networks or resources you (or your organization) have to work in non-traditional, non-episodic ways.  We created MATCH to speed up and strengthen connection building among Leadership and LEAD Atlanta because that’s what today’s unprecedented times demand.  To submit a post (100 words or fewer, please), send your name, class year, contact point and brief write up to LeadershipAtlanta2@leadershipatlanta.org.


OPPORTUNITIES (as of April 16, 2020):

HELP BRING MASKS TO OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS - Fulton County Public Health is working to bring 1 million PPE masks from Shanghai to Atlanta for hospitals and healthcare workers in the metro area. Air transport is needed as the organization works on a donation of free or significantly reduced inventory from Asia Socks, Inc. Its sample of 500 masks has been sent to and approved by the Fulton County Public Health, who will handle the distribution to the Atlanta healthcare community. If you can assist in procuring a donation of air transport or help in any way, please contact Angela Edmond '06, at angela.v.edmond@gmail.com or (404) 988-1448.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT, MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE FOR NONPROFITS – Could your nonprofit benefit from being included on Hands On Atlanta’s (HOA) platform and database of COVID-19-related opportunities?  HOA is making these services and training available, free of change, to local organizations eager to attract help with essential projects (i.e., food, shelter, public health, etc.).  Contact: Jay Cranman ’18, jcranman@handsonatlanta.org

TECH GRADS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNSHIPS, FULL TIME WORK – Nisha Botchwey ’18 is working to find positions and internships for her City and Regional Planning majors, whose original plans were a casualty of the pandemic.  They bring problem solving skills that engage people and cutting-edge technologies, an awareness of global innovations in environmental sustainability and urban resilience.  You can view the master resume book here.  Contact: Nisha Botchwey '18, nisha.botchwey@gatech.edu.

 


CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION

MATCH is not intended to duplicate or compete with the many valuable community engagement sites currently available.  Opportunities included here should:

  • Be led by a Leadership or LEAD Atlanta alumnus, or directly involve the alum or their organization/company
  • Take aim at a serious, unmet or underreported need that has resulted (or will result) from the current pandemic
  • Leverage the unique assets of our alumni (beyond financial support)

These links may be helpful if you are looking for a comprehensive view of needs and opportunities across metro Atlanta:

  • LEARN AND EXPLORE: This “one stop” – created and maintained by United Way 211 -- provides detailed community resources, by category, focused on coronavirus relief and support.
  • GIVE TIME AND TALENT: Hands On Atlanta maintains a wide-ranging and current database of volunteer opportunities with nonprofit partners on the front lines of the crisis.  Learn more here.
  • GIVE FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
    • The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund provides immediate support to those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related issues caused by the pandemic. Powered by United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the fund provides flexible resources to organizations working with communities disproportionately impacted. Give here
    • Support the Atlanta Community Food Bank and its partners across metro Atlanta with your financial donations. Click here to see the full list of Food Bank locations who need your help.
    • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is collecting donations to send cookies to medical personnel, first responders and others on the front lines of the COVID crisis. Will you join us in saying “thank you” to the members of our community who are putting themselves at risk every day? Donate here. 
 

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