The Society of Actuaries (SOA) cares deeply about the communities where our members work and live. As part of the SOA Cares program, we are highlighting how our organization and members can make a difference around the world, including through donation efforts.
Supporting Groups Making a Local Impact
Learn about the groups that make a difference through serving local communities in need.
How You Can Make a Difference
Make a donation to one or both of the following organizations helping local communities during this pandemic.
Chef José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen (WCK) in 2010 to use the power of food to heal and strengthen communities through times of crisis and beyond. The WCK’s COVID-19 relief efforts include mobilizing hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed marginalized and vulnerable communities and the brave medical professionals on the front lines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted traditional safely nets like school feeding programs, city services and food banks, which are struggling to meet basic needs. Seniors are isolated for their safety and unable to access meal services and the country’s hospital workers are more stretched than ever before.
WCK is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside. To date, WCK has provided over 25 million meals in more than 400 cities.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion or ability to pay.
Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus. Since January, the organization has delivered more than 12 million N95 and surgical masks, more than 4 million gloves, more than 1 million face shields and tens of thousands of protective suits and other items to help safeguard health workers.