COVID-19 Resources

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Article: Steps to Take if you've lost your job

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Oregon Office of Emergency Management COVID-19 Resources

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Oregon Recovers COVID-19 Website

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COVID-19 Resources for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

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How to sew your own protective face mask

Donate Masks Here!

Parenting Tips Recommended By Our Kindergarten Teacher

Education Companies Offering Free Resources

COVID-19 Home School Live Educational Videos

BIPOC Restaurants in Metro Area

If you're a PPS student in need of a computer to complete your work fill out this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR9vU1RGTJigjBOlpYQwi4DHLNbZVJ07PdhAsj3c13VeqMxQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0sL_xywHU2GVZrIiHF7sL81-A29QXU6I591Q8k0GHL96y-OLtK-uj94uE

Free remote learning resources/activities

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/library-services/remote-learning/

https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/

Businesses giving out lunches to kids during school shutdown:

Laughing Planet- free lunches to PAT students, however, they are given on an honor system basis

Lionheart Coffee Co- two locations in Beaverton, brown bag lunches given, no questions asked. Also accepting food and supply donations to help provide lunches.

Utilities

Portland-area utility providers are suspending automatic service shutoffs in the event of nonpayment:

Portland General Electric (PGE): Find payment extension information here

Pacific Power: Call customer service at 1-888-221-7070

Portland Water Bureau: Apply for financial assistance here

NW Natural: Customers should call (800) 226- 4211 and contact the billing department to make arrangements.

Currently available FREE resources (mostly) in response to COVID-19:

• Free unlimited smartphone data from all four major service providers (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T) thanks to the FCC'S recent "Keep Americans Connected Pledge" which also includes:

- Not terminating service due to an inability to pay

- Waiving late fees

- WiFi hotspots

Source: https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected

• 60 days of free Comcast Internet for low-income households, the elderly, and veterans - continued service not required, can be canceled at any time.

Source: https://www.internetessentials.com/

And

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

Comcast – 2 months free Internet for qualifying low-income households:

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Mayors of Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Portland Team with Grubhub to Suspend Fees from Independent Restaurants. Grubhub Sets up Charitable Fund for Impacted Drivers and Restaurants

· https://media.grubhub.com/media/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/Grubhub-and-Major-Cities-Across-the-US-Launch-Economic-Relief-Effort-up-to-100-Million-for-Independent-Restaurants-and-Delivery-Partners-Impacted-by-COVID-19/default.aspx

Other business help:

2020 Small Business Campaign - 11% discount on gift certificates from participating Portland small businesses. Contact Sarah Shaoul for more details.

Shine Distillery -- North Portland’s Shine Distillery Is Giving Away House-Made, 80-Percent-Alcohol Hand ‘Cleaner.’

https://pdx.eater.com/2020/3/11/21174997/shine-distillery-hand-cleaning-solution

Unemployment

Lay Off Support: Oregonian has good question and answer at the bottom, as well as resources: https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/03/oregon-coronavirus-layoffs-what-to-do-when-youve-lost-your-job.html

Direct Service Organizations:

· http://www.BlanchetHouse.org

· https://sunshinedivision.org/

Things to keep kids busy:

Scholastic Magazine: Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Lunch Doogles With Mo Willems https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/?fbclid=IwAR056KLyFM8LZ39mGf89aZSxxQVQMhYQ87hRhbds3RDv_7LkhzBRMR6je-k

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Authors Reading Kid Books: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR00t4WVFB2b1nSuSFK0Zp3jqo96fx2qtcJhnkuxh9vjhjzXWOIgFxg8qPg

Skype a Scientist: https://www.skypeascientist.com/skype-a-scientist-live.html?fbclid=IwAR0JzGz8MBTxmYfb2wi0qQmBWr0pUTsTdJ8glhZL0eZJQ-nJvbYl80dQLr0

Activities: https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2020/03/13/100-activities-to-do-at-home-during-school-closures/?fbclid=IwAR0hsm5niON29GFemjpxKoSc_dCHC23Zp2Fng9u3Ag4efXEot1AhON2ITR0

Comic Book Pages: https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/?fbclid=IwAR3PMTcj6X_5JpNqyvcMyak72QId7_cO2ZrtoOl3uuRvVr8NW-xNdK0i-vY

• Free streaming from:

- Pluto TV ( https://pluto.tv/welcome)

- Kanopy; "kids-only" TV, library card required (https://www.kanopy.com/kids)

• Free access to nightly streaming from the Metropolitan Opera

https://www.metopera.org/season/radio/free-live-audio-streams/

• 20 days free access to Scholastic Learn at Home (up to 3 hours per day)

Source: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

• Free science lessons from Mystery Science (K-5th)

Source: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Education resources here:

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

• This Virtual Field Trips

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

• You can find a variety of free ebooks from:

- https://earlybirdbooks.com/

- https://www.bookbub.com/welcome

- https://www.freebooksy.com/

- https://www.free-ebooks.net/

Anti- Racist/ Anti-Oppressive School Options https://docs.google.com/document/u/3/d/1rBqt7UJ7U_8Nz0mnLgbRd3TsSgzoJ1gawefZPCNNmAY/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR2PmaszeWghNPCbzYsVI_ym_69-mWz1C9yQvId-nf9PQjWomr-9Wyd00D4&urp=gmail_link

• The Multnomah Library system is an incredibly underrated gem with a ton of programs. Go explore their website here: https://multcolib.org/

Project Me

While the kids are home these next couple weeks consider having them impact a child in the foster system. Though things will slow down for many these next few weeks-the one thing that will continue at the same rate is children going into foster care.

We are in great need of handmade Birthday Cards and You are Great (happy everyday cards)! We appreciate any cards. If you have stamps to spare you can put on envelopes or feel free to include.

https://www.facebook.com/imtheproject/

Download free coloring books from 113 museums around the world

http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html?fbclid=IwAR3sTOmHcqHvfhOM8yVuJE3TEwKwHdDiSqMR_8hbLmz9Vpe7ufoK8SGyDF4

Download free multilingual coloring book for explaining coronavirus to children — Available in 11 languages.

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

Other helpful links:

211Info: Call 2-1-1 from a cell, 503-222-5555 from a land line

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