Last week, goPuff, a company delivering everyday essentials in minutes, announced an incredible partnership to raise funds and awareness alongside the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for their COVID-19 Relief fund. goPuff has committed to match up to $1 Million in support of Boys and Girls Clubs across the country that are providing critical support those most in need by aiding families of first responders with meals and academic virtual learning support during the pandemic.
The match began last week and will culminate on #GivingTuesday Now, a worldwide day of giving planned in response to the COVID-19 crisis, on May 5th.
“With Clubs closed due to the novel coronavirus, we are doing everything in our power to continue providing services for youth, families and communities,” said Julie Teer, chief development & public affairs officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “More than 4.7 million youth and families across the country depend on Boys & Girls Clubs in their local communities for safety and stability, and now more than ever, we’re proud to partner with goPuff to ensure those in need have one less thing to worry about during these unprecedented times.”
goPuff is giving back and asking supporters to participate in two ways:
- For anyone who donates to the Boys & Girls Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund directly, goPuff will match their donation dollar for dollar.
- To further raise funds as well as awareness, goPuff and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are launching a social effort asking the public to share a throwback childhood photo on social media using the #GoBackGiveBack hashtag and tagging @goPuff. For every photo posted and tagged, goPuff will donate $5 to the fund.
Celebrities are getting involved in the social effort by sharing their throwback pictures using the hashtag #GoBackGiveBack:
Even our President and Founder, Mollye Rhea, is getting in on the fun and raising funds by sharing a throwback photo: