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COVID and In-Person Voting

COVID creates a few issues surrounding in-person voting. First, it makes voting unsafe due to the close proximity of voting lines as well as the extended period of interaction while waiting in those lines. It also is an issue considering the large number of people that vote at each polling location. This will discourage voters form making it to the polls. Secondly, it generally makes lines much longer. With cities and... more »
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Child and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts Selected

Many families* get tax relief for covering the cost of childcare through Dependent Care Flexible Savings Accounts (DCFSAs) which cover eligible expenses like daycare, afterschool care, and summer camp. During open enrollment each year, workers can decide how much to save pre-tax to these accounts based on their expected childcare expenses for the upcoming year. Now that most children are home indefinitely and the economic... more »

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Residential Eviction in Pennsylvania. Selected trending idea

Sadly Some Landlords Are Not Cooperating With Tenants And/Or The Federal Government To Maintain Their Current Residency While Ensuring Payment To Do So.Some People Are Genuinely Attempting To Rectify An Unfortunate Balance Owed Due To Lack Of Funds While Quarentined And Not Generating Enough Income Leaving Familys Completly Displaced With Nowhere To Go At One Of Our Countries Most Difficult Times! This Is Is Unfortunate... more »

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People without computers cannot order food online Selected

I work at HyVee in the online shopping department. We have received many calls from seniors wanting to place an order for groceries over the phone. Our company only takes orders placed online. I hate telling people I can't help them get their food and that I do not know of anyone who can. Sometimes I even get it myself after work. I have looked into starting a business just to take phone orders but found that the task... more »

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COVID-19 Test result

I work at an area Community Health center in a high risk area. The Patients we serve have numerous health disparities and chronic illnesses. We have four TESTING site and conduct testing at numerous location in the community.
However, securing Rapid Results is adversely impacting our ability to notify patients in a timely manner. Many who are testing positive and have to be quarantined. They are unable to work resulting... more »
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Capabilities of Nonprofit Sector Selected

I am very concerned about the capabilities and sustainability of critical non-profits in light of increasing demands and diminished resources. Given the likelihood of long-term physical distancing, how will human services and education be delivered effectively? Do our CBOs have adequate technology or do the clients served have adequate digital literacy, technology and broadband access to be connected and served? It is... more »

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Nonprofits Continue to Face Fundraising Shortfalls & Setbacks

The CoVid Pandemic continues to wreck the fundraising, event planning and fiscal goals for many nonprofits. However, nonprofits are continuing to experience increased needs from clients due to ongoing unemployment, uncertain school schedules, lack of food, lack of mental health support, lack of social connection, limited rental assistance and more.

Annual Gala's and local events(concerts, dinners, lunches, art and 5k... more »
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Services for the Elderly on Lockdown in Senior Housing

My elderly parents are on lock down in their senior housing complex. Recently, my mother had to leave the campus in order to ship some legal documents overnight. The good news (sort of) is that she did find a travelling notary who came to the campus to notarize the documents. She is now counting down the days to see if she will fall ill from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

My mother is fortunate in that she... more »
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School Aged Children without Meals

Lots of children get their most foundational meals in the classroom. This is one of the major failings of distance learning. How can we help children in the community get their school meals?

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Homeless trending idea

Me my family lost everything due cov-19 my job my place now homelessness in motel I don't have any transportation look work and I don't have enough benfits cover my motel it's me my son he's 14 I want work have no way look for work application for work mostly have be put onlline I can do it on my phone me my family need help find resources help room help find work please any help due my son needs clothes we just need... more »
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Childcare for low income families esp. emerging english learners trending idea

The pandemic has heightened demand and reduced availability of affordable local childcare options. Barriers: cost, more limited opening hours, lack of transportation, lack of support to apply for state voucher support (in MA) by traditional school Extended Day program, unclear where there is local availability.