Food insecurity, protecting the elderly, medical equipment, and disruptions to education are just a few of the top concerns facing communities. Volunteers across the country, in the spirit of service, are assessing local and global situations to assist everyday citizens in coping with the effects of COVID-19.
BAPS Charities has created the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support these initiatives. Please contribute to the fund by clicking the DONATE button.
Thank you for your support. Below are actions take thus far.
UPDATE (April 28, 2020):
Over 1,800 Food Care Packages distributed to seniors, students and families in need in Western and Central Canada
BAPS Charities distributed 1,845 food care packages containing fresh Indian snacks, spices and sweets to seniors, international students and vulnerable families in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
UPDATE (April 17, 2020):
Webinars to Educate, Support Community
BAPS Charities organizes COVID-19 Webinars to educate and support the community. Webinars were attended by over 2,500 families and over 800 international students from across Canada.
UPDATE (April 01, 2020):
BAPS Charities distributes 1,300 Care Packages to Families in Need
BAPS Charities in collaboration with Shayona Charities, Canada, donated 1,300 care packages to seniors, international students and needy families during these critical times.
UPDATE (March 28, 2020):
BAPS Charities donates 13,000 ‘N95’ face masks to Hospitals in Canada
BAPS Charities donated 13,000 ‘N95’ face masks to hospitals in Canada; and also appeals to others to support front-line health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATE (March 15, 2020):
COVID-19 Safety Tips
As concerns around the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grow, it is important that each person play his/her part in slowing down the spread of the disease.
To facilitate this, BAPS Charities has prepared a resource booklet to provide clear and concise knowledge that is easy to understand and is relevant. It addresses many of the common questions that people have.
The booklet includes common questions regarding COVID-19 such as, what are the signs that I should look out for? Do I need testing and if so, where can I get it? How do I take care of a child with ADHD during social isolation? What do I do if I am pregnant? Is there any help available if I am stressed? Where can I find information for local hospitals and testing centers? I have diabetes, do I need to take any special precautions? Etc.
Download the COVID-19 Resource Guide by clicking here.
Please note that the information in the video and resource guide is for informational purposes only and not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. Please consult healthcare professionals before taking any serious action.
For the latest updates and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the dedicated Public Health Agency of Canada page here.
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