We all know someone affected by COVID-19 - someone who has lost their job because of it, or goes to work every day on the frontlines of the crisis in healthcare, grocery, pharmacy, government and other essential roles. We also know there were families who were vulnerable before COVID, the pandemic amplified this need, and there will be need ahead for many of our neighbors.
In addition to our ongoing programming and COVID-19 crisis relief efforts, the Florida Urban Leagues and Derrick Brooks Charities are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global season of giving and unity until May 30. This is similar to the regularly scheduled December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – but an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need to advance economic empowerment for underserved families, as well as our efforts to address disparities in education, income and health which existed long before this crisis. Be assured that once you donate to this statewide campaign, your money will go to help your neighbors that need it most.
Our community needs help and we're just the people to help them.
Now through May 30th, give a gift of any size to support our core work of promoting economic empowerment in the areas that include education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health and quality of life.
Across two-thirds of the State of Florida, Urban Leagues are focused on mitigating the present and long term health and economic impact of COVID-19, especially for those who were already struggling to make ends meet. As Florida re-opens, we will be a direct support and hope for children and families to ensure they get back to school, work, and business safely and wisely. Your donation will help to fill the gap!
The Florida Urban Leagues Affiliates provide services in 19 counties across the State of Florida, representing two-thirds of the State's population. FCUL is comprised of the following affiliates: Central Florida Urban League, Jacksonville Urban League, Pinellas County Urban League, Tallahassee Urban League, Urban League of Broward County, Urban League of Greater Miami, and Urban League of Palm Beach County. Community collaborator and change-agent, Derrick Brooks Charities, partners with the FCUL and Office of the Attorney General to deliver community justice and employment programs for at-risk youth. Our life-changing programs impact nearly 100,000 Florida residents each year.
The National Urban League is historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide. The mission of the Urban League movement focuses on closing the equality gaps which exist for African Americans and other emerging ethnic communities in education, economic empowerment, health and quality of life, civic engagement, and civil rights and racial justice.