Hi Neighbors, I’ve been seeing so many wonderful acts of kindness and support in our community. There is so much information to share so I wanted to provide a resource we can all use and contribute to as we all work together to stay healthy through this crisis. Feel free to comment and add ideas and resources.


Latest info on Covid-19 and symptom checker-
https://www.cdc.gov
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html

Emergency assistance-
https://findhelp.org

Mental health resources-
https://mhanational.org/covid19

Free child care for first responders / volunteers needed too-
https://family.sittercity.com/chicagoresponds/

Small business disaster loans- https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Support your community: volunteer, donate, order food from restaurants, buy gift certificates. Here are some links:

Blood donors needed-
https://www.redcross.org
https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx


Relief funds for workers around the city-

https://chicagoservicerelief.com

Link to spreadsheet of specific hospitality businesses raising funds for employees- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G7-9XGDqilIPtVYpHvZYy37lSWRMu1PKOnvvOfMB_Ys


https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/17/your-favorite-chicago-businesses-are-in-trouble-heres-how-you-can-help-workers-directly/?mc_cid=c6c1a170fb&mc_eid=803472067a

https://www.chicagocovid19responsefund.org
https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org
https://www.formyblock.org
https://marillacstvincent.org/covid19relieffund.html



Local charities needing support-
Donate meals,supplies, etc.

https://lpcsonline.org/get-involved/
https://www.deborahsplace.org/donate/in-kind-donations/


Global relief funds-
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/covid19


Restaurant delivery options, in addition to Grubhub.com and Ubereats.com -
https://www.diningatadistance.com/chicago
https://www.exploretock.com/togo


Social interaction apps (free from App Store and Google play) -
Consider scheduling daily time to connect with others and keep spirits bright.

NextDoor
WhatsApp
FaceTime
Google Duo
Skype
Zoom
Facebook live
Instagram

Exercise and Meditation (free)

YouTube channels have something for everyone, examples-
PlanetFitness https://www.youtube.com/user/planetfitnessnh
Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
Popsugar Fitness https://www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit
(one of my recommendations is the 30 min hip hop tabata https://youtu.be/kwkXyHjgoDM )
Pamela Reif https://www.youtube.com/user/PamelaRf1
(One of my favorites is 20 min full body workout: https://youtu.be/UBMk30rjy0o )

Meditation and relaxation sites, apps, channels-
Calm https://www.calm.com https://www.youtube.com/user/calmdotcom
HeadSpace https://www.headspace.com https://www.youtube.com/user/Getsomeheadspace
Say Thank You (Gratefulness) https://youtu.be/7uzynHWxn5Q

Other exercise websites (free)-
Peloton 90 day free trial for app workouts: https://www.onepeloton.com/app
https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com


Brain stimulation and activities for all ages (free)

TedTalks have something for everyone, https://www.ted.com
Podcasts have something for everyone and can be found on many platforms,news sites, and streaming services such as NPR and Spotify

E-books from the library; Chicago Public Library enables online signup here: https://chicago.polarislibrary.com/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx

Khan academy: https://www.khanacademy.org
Chicago Ideas: https://www.chicagoideas.com/watch

The Smithsonian- https://www.si.edu/OpenAccess

For parents, kids and families-

Follow Brookfield or Denver Zoo on Facebook live
Join Joy of Mom Discussion group on Facebook
Free audible books for kids: https://stories.audible.com
Ted Education: https://ed.ted.com
https://www.khanacademy.org
https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/10-great-free-websites-for-elementary-school
https://www.popsugar.com/family/free-online-educational-resources-for-kids-47311368
https://adayinourshoes.com/free-educational-websites-for-kids/


Cooking at home
https://food52.com/blog
https://www.kingarthurflour.com
https://pinchofyum.com
http://www.aliadalal.com/recipes
https://tasty.co/topic/easy-dinner


CPS will give out free meals every day for any child in need during the closures — whether the child goes to a public school or not.
The meals will be available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at pickup spots outside every school. You do not need to go to your child’s school; you can go to any CPS school to pick up the food. The kits will include up to three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch for every child in a household.