During the COVID-19 crisis, Canal Alliance serves as a critical bridge of communication to Marin’s Latino immigrant community. We also continue to provide most of our programs and services remotely, and have resumed our weekly food pantry, which is providing food to a record 500 families each week.
Latino families are among those most impacted by this crisis, and will be among the last to recover. To address one of the community’s most pressing needs, we have established a Client Support Fund to provide direct cash assistance to individuals and families who have experienced job loss or loss of wages. All donations to the Client Support Fund will be directly distributed to families to help pay for urgent expenses, such groceries, diapers, medications, rent or utilities.
While we secure resources for the Client Support Fund, we are getting cash out to clients and community members as quickly as possible.
Community Need & Impact
To date, we have distributed $1.2M to over 2,000 households.
Stories from the Front Lines
Since the Shelter in Place order took effect, Canal Alliance staff members have been responding to an unprecedented number of requests for support and assistance from clients and the community. We’re pleased to share stories that inspire and motivate us to continue to work creatively to address the community’s needs throughout the crisis. Visit canalalliance.org/stories-from-the-frontlines for a full list of stories.
Thank You to our Generous Donors
We are deeply grateful to the hundreds of individuals, businesses, organizations, and funders who have generously supported our efforts to ensure that immigrant families have access to financial resources during this crisis.
Help us Spread the Word
Please consider sharing a link to the Client Support Fund with your network of friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues through one of these avenues:
- Create a Facebook fundraiser – Directions can be found here
- Post on Nextdoor about the Client Support Fund, including a link to our donation page: donate.canalalliance.org/covid
- Email your contacts about the Client Support Fund, including a link to our donation page: donate.canalalliance.org/covid
Thank you for being a champion of immigrants!