iPads for the school you went to as a kid. Books bought from a local independent bookseller, delivered to the reading group for kids stuck at home during the pandemic. Science supplies for STEM projects for your aunt’s classroom. These are the sorts of things you can donate to when you focus on local giving and mutual aid. PowerOf helps you find opportunities like these. Except the one with your aunt. That’s on you. Here’s more from PowerOf:
The PowerOf platform is a collaborative effort from several social sector organizations. It has been launched to connect people who want to make a difference with organizations addressing the impacts of COVID-19. The site aggregates thousands of listings from the partners involved and allows anyone to easily search within a specific geography or area of need, such as supporting schools or aiding direct response work in local communities.
We’ve been inspired by the millions of people who are doing whatever they can in this pandemic to improve the lives of others who have been affected. We know that many people want to do more – from volunteering to giving small donations or major gifts. They need an easy way to connect to organizations who offer meaningful opportunities to give to urgent needs.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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