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TaskRabbit for Good gives back: meet our fall 2020 grantee winners

Giving back and supporting the communities we serve is integral to TaskRabbit’s mission. That’s why we’re continuing to give back to small grassroots organizations this Giving Tuesday through TaskRabbit For Good’s (TR4G) community grant program.  Recipients of this grant are all closely aligned with TR4G’s mission of helping neighbors in need find work and a place to call home, and we’re excited to award them each a $10,000 grant to continue their great work. Keep reading to learn more about our winners. Meet our fall 2020 grant recipients Hearts & Homes for Refugees is a nonprofit grassroots humanitarian organization that works with U.S. State Department-designated agencies to welcome, assist and advocate for refugees. They lead a growing network of partners and volunteers, families, neighbors, community organizations, faith and civic groups, committed to the time-honored tradition of welcoming refugees. Hearts & Homes educates, inspires and equips people of goodwill to create safe and inclusive communities for those fleeing violence and persecution. Shelter Movers Toronto is a volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no …

Giving back to communities in need with $1 easy donations

Here at TaskRabbit we’re passionate about our communities and giving back locally through TaskRabbit for Good and now we’ve made it easier for you to get involved and support our mission. Through our easy $1 donation feature, you can help us give back to local organizations across the globe that are helping their neighbors in need through our TaskRabbit for Good Fund Grants.  Here’s how it works: Log into your TaskRabbit account on your computer or phone (we’re not available via the app — yet!), fill out your task description and select your Tasker. Before booking your Tasker, you’ll have the option to check the $1 donation box. By checking this box you’re adding $1 to your task total. Each $1 donated will go to our TaskRabbit for Good Fund, which gives out grants to small non-profit organizations. Past grant recipients like The First 72+ and Homes Not Borders have used these grants to fund programs that help neighbors looking to find work and a place to call home.    Want to check off your …

Meet the veterans in the TaskRabbit community

Veteran’s Day (US) / Remembrance Day (CA/UK) is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate World War I ending on that day in 1918, and has since become an annual day in many countries to honor those who have served in the military.  With deep gratitude for the service men and women who have been deployed around the world, we also wanted to learn, understand, and share the experiences of veterans in the TaskRabbit community.  – What is your service story?  I joined right after September 11th. It was a calling, it has to be. I was challenged in every aspect. I came across a lot of people from different walks of life. The experience has been quite unique and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. – Esteban A., Tasker I served 4 years in the US Marine Corps. My father and several uncles served in the US Army. After one year in college, I felt a strong calling to serve my country …

2020 Fall decor trends

We’ve all spent a lot of time at home this year. Many of us have also spent a lot of time updating our homes to work for our new routines. From setting up home offices to makeshift classrooms, we’ve learned to adapt to change and make the most of our space.  If you’re ready for a refresh or you haven’t yet found the right set up,  these fall trends will help you elevate your space and up the cozy quotient as temperatures get cooler.  Nothing adds life to your home during the colder months quite like bringing the outside in. From house plants to flowers, this addition of greenery and nature to any home is sure to create a sense of calm and groundedness. Hire a Tasker to help you hang your plants or mount shelves to help you fit more plants into your current decor. Fall is the perfect time to create layered lighting throughout your home as a fail-proof way to set the “hygge” mood. Layered lighting means adding lamps, new light fixtures …

How to transition your closet for fall

Keeping your clothes on a seasonal rotation can help you fall back in love with what you already own, or make space for new stuff by getting rid of old stuff! Having an organized closet is a form of self-care that we can really get behind. While this article focuses on your clothes closet, you can go through the same seasonal audit for any closet or storage space in your home.  Start With the Sort It may seem daunting, but taking most of your pieces out and sorting them into categories can really give you a sense of what needs to go—and what needs to go into your rotation.  Curate Your Pieces Being intentional about your wardrobe can reduce the analysis paralysis of being unsure of what to wear. Depending on your profession, working from home may have you dressing like a party on top, and casual on the bottom. So if you haven’t already made your Monday-Friday wardrobe accessible and easy to choose from, now’s as a good time as any to optimize your …

TaskRabbit for Good community grants: how to apply

TaskRabbit is proud to support community-based organizations through TaskRabbit for Good. One way we do this is through our grant giving. Twice a year, during one spring and one fall cycle,we award $50k in grants to organizations that are helping neighbors in need find work or a place to call home. Wondering if your organization qualifies? Want to share the opportunity within your community? Here’s how you can apply! Organizations should align with our mission of helping neighbors in need find work and a place to call home. Services provided should align with TaskRabbit for Good’s focus populations (e.g. unemployed, underemployed, homeless, refugees, displaced, veterans, seniors). Organizations must be located and operate in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, or France and have 501(c)(3) status in the US, “registered charity” status in the UK and Canada, or have “officially registered and recognized association” status in France. All organizations must have an annual operating budget of under $1 million. An organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national or …

How to Get Started With Smart Home Devices

Smart Home Installation is becoming popular for homeowners and renters alike. With so many options, we suggest focusing on what fits your lifestyle–and improves it! We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to a smarter home: practical upgrades that can make every day life easier.  Book Smart Home Installation help Utilities If you’re struggling with a higher monthly utility bill since being home more, upgrades to your thermostat and lighting system can make an instant impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Smart thermostat systems are incredibly easy to use. It’s even possible to regulate temperatures throughout your home with remote sensors–a great way to ensure a comfortable temperature in the baby’s nursery. Smart water detectors can monitor kitchen and bathroom appliances, your water heater, pipes, and other possible sources of leaks. This device offers a simple way to get ahead of inevitable home upkeep, can prevent surprises, and elevate your home’s resale value.  Smart smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are obviously valuable to protect your family and home, and are extra useful if you own or maintain multiple …

Back to school, at home

With schools and parents everywhere figuring out how they’ll achieve distanced teaching and learning this year, one thing is certain: it will look different than ever before. And absolutely no one is an expert at it. As weird and stressful as the year has been so far for parents, it may be even more stressful for kids and teens as they get ready for the school year. So it’s extra important to help them feel like going into 2nd grade or freshman year *is* exciting, even if it’s not the same as going in person right now.  As with everything when it comes to kids, it takes a village–and you can consider TaskRabbit a part of that village. With the back to school season upon us, we’ve put together a survival guide that can hopefully help parents and kids alike feel prepared for this new adventure.  Home Room Kids can really benefit from having their own dedicated spaces to learn and dream big. Whether it involves reorganizing their bedroom, transforming the kitchen table, or changing …