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Free remote learning resources/activities
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.
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
• 60 days of free Comcast Internet for low-income households, the elderly, and veterans - continued service not required, can be canceled at any time.
Comcast – 2 months free Internet for qualifying low-income households:
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
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.’
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:
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
Authors Reading Kid Books: https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_content=1584565321&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR00t4WVFB2b1nSuSFK0Zp3jqo96fx2qtcJhnkuxh9vjhjzXWOIgFxg8qPg
• 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
• 20 days free access to Scholastic Learn at Home (up to 3 hours per day)
• Free science lessons from Mystery Science (K-5th)
Education resources here:
• This Virtual Field Trips
• You can find a variety of free ebooks from:
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/
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.
Download free coloring books from 113 museums around the world
Download free multilingual coloring book for explaining coronavirus to children — Available in 11 languages.
Other helpful links:
211Info: Call 2-1-1 from a cell, 503-222-5555 from a land line