Update On COVID-19 And Life Science Cares Activities
All Life Science Cares Philadelphia volunteer events are cancelled for the next few weeks (at least until June 4) as a result of recent updated guidelines and best practices for social distancing as outlined by government agencies and the World Health Organization. This decision was reached in order to ensure the well-being of our community.
Our partners still need your help! The recent changes we are all experiencing have a larger impact on the vulnerable populations being served by our partners. Learn more about the needs of our Partners and how your donations will be used to support them:
Life Science Cares Philadelphia is supporting our Partners by making additional emergency grants. We recently provided $100,000 in grants to support our partners who are providing food, shelter and other necessary materials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Life Science Cares Philadelphia will also make additional grants to our partners. The next round of grants will be up to $200,000 and Life Science Cares Philadelphia will match all donations we receive until we reach this amount. For every dollar donated to Life Science Cares Philadelphia, we will make $2 in grants to organizations in need of financial support. Funding for the special grants and our Life Science Cares match program has been provided by members of the Board of Directors of Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Spark Therapeutics.
Given the dire financial circumstances under which our partners are operating as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage our life science community to join us and contribute to our grant-making.
While we are not able to volunteer in person, we have some "Virtual Volunteer" events and have also found some additional ways to support our partners and others in the community that do not require financial donations: