I, David Harding, am fundraising for the neighbor2neighbor Fund for Families. It is important that USES continues supporting its families during this critical time because USES is helping struggling families with the COVID-19 crisis. USES needs our help now more than ever to reinvent the ways they work and deliver services to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and families.
It goes without saying that this pandemic has had a devastating impact on our daily lives and the livelihood of our community. Rooted in the settlement house movement with 128-years of service, United South End Settlements (USES) is once again poised to support our community through crisis. Over 1/3 of the children living in the South End of Boston are from families living below the poverty line. The majority of their parents are immigrants, single parents, and people of color. Sadly, COVID-19 is exacerbating the physical and emotional impacts of living in poverty and amplifying the needs of families who are struggling the most. Our families are experiencing the stress and anxiety of job loss/reduction and loss of income – they are unable to afford rent, food, and pay other bills and they need our support. With a mission to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families, we stand ready to serve, but we can’t do it alone. Please help us by supporting our newly established neighbor2neighbor (n2n) Fund for Families.
Click the button below to learn how the neighbor2neighbor Fund for Families will allow USES to continue providing remote learning and enrichment, family supports, professional development opportunities, mini grants to help pay for food, rent/mortgage, utilities, and child care.