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Don't Need Your Stimulus Check? Pass it On

May 06, 2020 11:11AM ● By Editor
From Women’s Initiative for Service and Education - May 6, 2020

DON’T NEED YOUR STIMULUS PAYMENT? 

PLEASE… PASS IT ON

(It will still stimulate the economy.)

A WISE suggestion—

(from the Women’s Initiative for Service and Education)

Too many businesses and members of our community are unemployed and struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Well over half of Cook County residents will receive a hefty stimulus payment from the government (hopefully soon), and though an extra thousand dollars is always nice to have, many of us don’t need it. If you’re one of those, please consider passing the payment along to those in greater need. Also, if you’re an individual whose income is above the designated stimulus guidelines, please consider making a donation from your personal coffers.

In other words, PASS IT ON

Donate it directly to someone you know who needs it more than you do.

Donate it to a restaurant or local business to distribute among the staff they’ve had to lay off.

Purchase gift certificates from local businesses to use or donate to fundraisers later on.

Donate it to the North Shore Health Care Foundation for medical equipment and personal protective equipment for local medical staff:

Donations will be matched up to $20,000.

To donate online, go to the Cook County Coronavirus Response Hub website (google it) and click on the link under “North Shore Health Care Foundation).

You can also send a check with a note directing your donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund to:

North Shore Health Care Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund
PO Box 454
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Donate it to Care Partners:

Your donation will help cover the increasing costs of deliveries and transportation to important medical appointments for seniors who need to stay at home.

http://carepartnersofcookcounty.org/donate-now/

You can also send a check to:

Care Partners
PO Box 282
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Donate it to the local food shelf:

The food shelf is now open more than one day a week, and they make food available for those in need.

Send a check to:

Cook County Food Shelf,
PO Box 51,
Grand Marais, MN 55604.

You can also donate directly to one of the grocery stores with a note that you want it to go to the food shelf. They’ll provide that amount of food to the food shelf.

Donate it to Hunger Heroes, and they’ll pass it on to numerous local food programs.

Send a check with a note that donation is for Hunger Heroes to:

North Shore Federal Credit Union
PO Box 460
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Donate it to Ruby’s Pantry

Ruby’s offers food shares at a pop-up store on the second Tuesday of the month, and your donation will be used for those who can’t afford the $20 fee.

Ruby’s Pantry
PO Box 5
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Donate it to Cook County Human Services (CCHS):

If you designate how you’d like your donation used, CCHS staff will distribute it accordingly. Human Services is not allowed to solicit donations or advertise available funds, but they can distribute donated funds to individuals who seek assistance. They can also convert donations into gift cards for local gas stations and grocery stores.

Send a check along with instructions about how you’d like your donation used to:

Cook County Human Services
Cook County Courthouse
411 West 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Donate it to Grand Portage Human Services:

Like CCHS, Grand Portage Human Service can’t solicit donations, but they’re happy to distribute them to individuals who request help.

Send a check along with instructions about how you’d like your donation used to:

Grand Portage Human Services
PO Box 402
Grand Portage, MN 55605


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