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 this spring’s winners.
Meet our 2020 grant recipients
Homes Not Borders (Hyattsville, MD)
Homes Not Borders provides the refugee and asylum-seeking population of the D.C. area with all they need to succeed and feel at home in the United States. They do this by providing them with all they need for a new home upon arrival and job training and mentorships after they have settled in.
With this grant, they plan to launch a new program to provide career mentors to all recently resettled professionals (most of which come from the SIV [“Special Immigrant Visa holders”] community, who have worked with the U.S. military). It would help the SIVs make professional connections through mentorships with people who have already been working in their field for several years.
B.A.R.E. Truth Inc. (Gardena, CA)
B.A.R.E. TRUTH provides mentorship, independent living assistance, and wellness services to impoverished individuals and families, helping them attain healthy, purpose-driven lives, ultimately changing the economic and living conditions of communities. B.A.R.E. Truth Inc. provides shared and transitional housing to individuals who currently are without a home or living in shelters.
B.A.R.E. TRUTH Inc. will be using this grant to address the shortage of beds and space within their homes. They also seek to open their fourth home within the next six months, which would allow them to provide housing to 30-60 individuals who currently experience homelessness and are on their waitlist.
New Women New Yorkers Inc. (New York City, NY)
New Women New Yorkers empowers immigrant women to obtain meaningful employment or pursue higher education in NYC, and offers a safe, inclusive space where they can build community and share their stories. Their work is guided by the values of inclusion and diversity, equality of opportunities, and freedom to choose a professional path. They offer two workforce development programs, LEAD and Bridge to LEAD, which provide soft skills training, networking opportunities, and support tailored to participants’ individual needs and professional goals.
They will use this grant to cover expenses for LEAD and Bridge to LEAD workshop series during Summer and Fall 2020, complemented by programming and individual support services, serving 25 to 30 immigrant women from diverse backgrounds. They also plan to hire Taskers to perform a variety of data entry and office administration tasks that they need help with.
North Shore Women’s Centre Society (Vancouver, BC)
North Shore assists women and their families find work and a place to call home in a number of ways by supporting women in transition; those who have left abusive relationships, those who are recovering from an addiction, those who are new immigrants to Canada and those working through mental health challenges. North Shore supports them from where they are at in their journey and in a holistic way. All of their services are free of charge.
North Shore will use this Community Grant to update its computers and office equipment and extend its hours of operation. In addition, they will be hiring Taskers to help them update and improve the interior of their current resource center facility.
La Cloche (Paris, FR)
La Cloche develops and operates programs to promote the social integration of homeless people in their neighborhoods. Their main program focuses on providing workforce training, including resume writing, interview training, and up-skilling to homeless individuals.
With this grant, La Cloche will help pay for a new Project Manager who will oversee their main program, as well as supplies and resources to support that program. They are also excited to hire Taskers to set up their new office and teach individuals in their workforce training program valuable skills.
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