The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. Given the seriousness of the situation it is important to act with caution. Effort is needed to tackle this challenging time, in support of our neighbors, friends, and family. We are being forced to wear many hats. Parents are now teachers; healthcare workers are soldiers on the front lines; brick and mortar businesses are shifting to online solutions.
We are making sacrifices to ensure that we do our part for the Coronavirus outbreak. As a growing women-owned company, we are taking sanitary measures seriously. We are washing our hands, wiping and sanitizing surfaces of products, shelves, and tables often. We are making sure to follow hygienic measures when packing our gift boxes. We ship in recyclable cardboard boxes and eco-friendly packaging materials.
6 CARE TIPS IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS
We know that everyone is in this together. Since these are such trying times we are committed to approaching this with love, hope, and strength.
Here is a list of 6 care tips while in the midst of this crisis :
1. Contribute to “Flattening the Curve”
The curve is a projection of the highest number of cases of the Coronavirus. Scientists tell us, if we flatten the curve we will reduce the number of deaths and severity of the COVID-19 strain. We can do this by practicing social distancing, hand washing, and overall hygiene.
2. Be Mindful of Other People in Need
Instead of overloading or hoarding more than you need, understand that we should make sure there is enough to go around. Millions of seniors are economically insecure and they're the most vulnerable in this pandemic. Additionally we could do our small part by volunteering to shop for the elderly. Be sure to participate in good hygiene for these grocery runs. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the outing. Place groceries outside of their doors to reduce risk of exposure, via human contact.
3. Support Low Income and Single Parents
Many families are struggling to take care of their young children while working from home. With the added expenses of meals and lack of day care, this is a hard on parents. Offering home cooked meals to their door, or forming a co-op to take turns watching a small group of children are ways to help. All of these should be done with the utmost cleanliness.
4. Support People Working in Health Care
While they are encouraging people to stay home, showing appreciation is still possible. You can send care packages with healthy snacks, energy boosts, and calming products. Arranging free meal deliveries keeps people at restaurants working, and spirits up at hospitals. If you know someone in the industry a friendly note or phone call is always sweet. Remember doctors and nurses are the only people that can see people who are infected. Care for them as your own family.
5. Support Local Small Businesses
Local businesses are being hit hard by COVID-19. Who knew this would result in such a swift economic down fall? It is important that we help our neighborhood shops and restaurants. Buy online if possible, some companies may be offering discounts and now is a good time to give anything. Even if there is a coupon involved. If you cannot afford something at this time, purchasing a small gift card for later still keeps doors open. For delivery and carryout services try to tip more. Many workers rely on these tips, now more than ever.
While our country is being affected, it is good to remember that this is a global event. Countries like Italy, Iran, and China have the largest populations affected by Coronavirus.
- The CDC Foundation has helpful information for those looking to donate to most people in need in the United States and also abroad. Donate here.
- Feeding America is committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across America, wherever they are during this pandemic. Donate here.
- Food Bank NYC is serving the local neighborhood in New York, $1 donation contributes to help provide 5 meals to those who are affected by this pandemic. Donate here.
- There are many other participating donations focusing on local area, for a good list of participating non-profit organizations please view them here.
- Hospitality industry is very affected by this pandemic outbreak, the food industry is a lifeline to a lot of people in New York. To help them, KADOO is supporting our friends at WAYAN, named one of the best new restaurants in America by Esquire, who is temporarily closed for the health and well-being of their guests, employees and community. Today, a lot of their employees are unexpectedly unemployed with no financial aid from the government, please donate to their Go Fund Me campaign here.
SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS
As a small online venture, KADOO is still operating. We can help anyone who needs to send a simple act of kindness, a care package, an appreciation to first responders or to your loved ones. Let us know what we can do to make this time a little sweeter.