Every life in our country has been touched and altered, in some cases permanently, by COVID-19. Some were asked to work and school from home, many lost jobs, some lost family and friends.
In an effort to help alleviate some of the financial burdens suffered by so many families across the country and in our own communities, we have been honored to offer qualifying member families direct payments of $1,000.
These were just a few of their reactions upon receiving the cash gift:
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to receive direct relief. COVID-19 has presented many unexpected challenges and some of these are unaccounted for in the ways in which our government decides who is or isn’t eligible to refugee relief. I’m grateful for Stand for Children supporting individuals like myself and I’m forever grateful!” -Baton Rouge Parent Member
"This gift was a little overwhelming. It was unexpected because the honor we have to be a part of Stand and the platform they represent is thanks enough. The money I received will go directly to a child and their educational future. I''ve been blessed in my life and do not have to face the struggles of so many. I try to donate and help others when I can. This gift is perfect, and I knew right away where it would go. Stand makes an investment everyday in working for all children to ensure they receive the supports they need and have access to the best education possible. With this generous gift, there was no hesitancy that I much invest it in a child. I want to thank Stacy Schusterman for investing in all of us. I''m so blessed to have this opportunity with STAND.' - Julie Mayeux, West Baton Rouge Parish Educator and LEAD Fellow
“Today, I received a phone call that gave me roller coaster butterflies 🦋 I got a call that I was being given a blessing. When you choose a life of serving others, you don’t choose it for the accolades or wealth. You do it because that is what is in your heart and what resides in your spirit! I hope I am able to help others feel half of what I am experiencing right now! Stand for Children, thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️” -East Baton Rouge Parent Member
“I would like to tell Stand for Children, you and everyone a great Big THANKS! I got my gift I got myself into gift Praise the Lord I got my gift. Hallelujah 🙌🙌👏😁 thanks again to you Nikki for always looking out for us.” -East Baton Rouge Parent Member
“I just wanted to tell you and Stand how much I appreciate receiving those funds it really helped my household. I can’t express my gratitude enough you guys rock thank you thank you thank you.” -East Baton Rouge Parent Member
“This was so unexpected but so, so very needed and appreciated” -West Baton Rouge Educator Member
Across the country, Stand for Children has gifted 1,168 of our members this $1,000 direct relief support. To learn about our partnership to give 100,000 families a direct cash payment of $1,000 in 100 days, visit the Project 100 webpage.