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New Jersey Teens Take Matters into Their Own Hands to Help First Responders and Small Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

New Jersey Teens Take Matters into Their Own Hands to Help First Responders and Small Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

By Good News Network -Apr 4, 2020 – https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/new-jersey-teens-help-first-responders-and-small-businesses-amid-covid-19-crisis/

When Americans started realizing that restaurants and bars were going to be among the worst hit businesses, they started advocating on social media that people buy gift cards from their favorite establishments to keep them in business.

The other folks that need extra compassion are the nurses and doctors working overtime. One creative restaurant in California put the two groups together and offered to deliver via a catering service to the stressed health care workers at Stanford Hospital.

And their business of kindness is booming so much that they were able to rehire restaurant workers for the new take-out service.

In New Jersey, 16-year-old Drew and 13-year-old Heather Paglia picked up the idea and created a GoFundMe campaign in order to help small businesses—and health care heroes—by purchasing food and gift cards to deliver food to people impacted the most.

One local hospital, CentraState, asked for gift cards so they can pass them on to patients being released from the hospital to provide food for them, to make sure they stay home.

Since launching the crowdfunding page, the siblings have managed to raise more than $2,250—although they hope to garner many more donations in order to reach their $20,000 goal.

New Jersey Teens Take Matters into Their Own Hands to Help First Responders and Small Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
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