COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus and is spread primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. Most patients with COVID-19 will experience respiratory issues with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. To help protect yourself and your loved ones, it is important to avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Hundreds of thousands families are gravely suffering due to this virus, which is why it is important that we follow these precautions to minimize the number of cases in the world. Stay safe and healthy!
The purpose of this initiative is to help support families across the world during these unprecedented times.
Virya Foundation has gathered many causes that donors can support. First, visit the “Causes you can support” page to see who you can help, what they need, and how much money they aim to receive. Each cause's card has a bar at the bottom that indicates their goal and how much has been donated to this cause that fills up as people donate.Read more
With all non-essential work being shut down, daily-wagers are unable to earn any money to support their children and themselves during the coronavirus outbreak. The hardest hit in this lockdown are the poor daily wagers, such as rickshaw drivers, construction workers, and street vendors. They can’t afford any health supplies during this pandemic, let alone any food and water. The money you donate will ensure that these families have access to these basic necessities - food, water, and basic …Read More
School closures across the world have affected millions of students. These students need access to learning resources to support their educational journey. First Book is a non-profit social enterprise that provides new books, educational resources, and other essentials to children in need. The organization has pledged to donate 8 million books to children who have been affected by coronavirus. Without schools, kids in need lack access to libraries and internet access, and need these books to…Read More
1 in 4 people in Silicon Valley are at risk of hunger. Thousands of people are being laid off because of the coronavirus and don’t have enough money to eat 3 healthy meals a day. Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation that provides food to more than a quarter million people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties each month. More families are now in need of meals to provide for their families during these turbulent times. The money you donate will go to…Read More