Donate your commute to COVID‑19 relief

Join Spiro Harrison in supporting New York lawyers for the public interest, Lunch Break and VNA Health Group.


Our NJ and NYC Neighbors Are Being Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Crisis.

Please Help If You Can.

Giving in uncertain economic times is difficult, but if you are working during this shutdown while many others cannot, we hope you will join us in supporting New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), Lunch Break and VNA Health Group, three organizations providing immediate assistance to those hit hardest in this crisis.

In a firm-wide effort, our lawyers, managers, and support staff organized this campaign to support those who are on the front lines of this crisis. Please join us in this campaign and we will double your donation. Spiro Harrison will match up to $10,000 for donations made through the form below. All donations will be split equally by NYLPI, Lunch Break and VNA Health Group.

NYLPI focuses on health and disability justice and access to healthcare, responding to the emerging needs of clients and communities, including many who will be disproportionately impacted by the virus – because they can’t work from home, don’t have access to quality healthcare, already have higher rates and risk of respiratory disease due to environmental harm, are afraid to get treated because of their immigration status and fear of retaliation, or are individuals with disabilities who have serious underlying health conditions, are immunocompromised, or are seniors. All of these groups require targeted advocacy during the COVID-19 crisis.

NYLPI will continue to support the efforts of its partners while they step up and advocate for our client communities. NYLPI will continue to advocate for the rights and safety of front-line workers, including those in the sanitation, healthcare, education, and transit sectors, who are vital to our City’s health and wellbeing.

When the Covid-19 virus hit our area, Lunch Break immediately took action, reorganizing our services to provide safe and plentiful distribution of hot meals and groceries. Deemed an essential service, we vowed that we would not miss a meal.  We also partnered with several non-profits in the area, including Interfaith Neighbors, Monmouth County SPCA, Parker Family Health Center, HabCore, Fulfill and Family and Children’s Services to provide a network of comprehensive services.  We are now also offering emergency funding for those suffering economic hardship due to the virus.

Lunch Break’s dedicated Board members, staff, and volunteers are meeting the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 with quick, bold, and compassionate action with a modified schedule of “grab and go” meal service, home-bound delivery and grocery service.  Since March 15th, we have distributed approximately 56% more meals and 65% more groceries than in 2019 at this same time.  

We expect that this increase in need will continue into the future for an indeterminate amount of time.  Lunch Break is committed to continuing these services for as long as is needed so that no child, no family, no senior, no furloughed worked, NO ONE, will go hungry.  We serve and will continue to serve all with dignity, compassion and kindness. 

Whether our communities and the most vulnerable among us have been threatened by polio, tuberculosis, measles, influenza, syphilis, or HIV, for well over 100 years Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has been at the forefront in preparing, protecting and helping people cope for over 108 years. Now, during this unprecedented public health crisis, VNA staff are at the frontlines, caring for COVID-19 patients in their homes and in facilities. Over 2,000 clinical staff have been specially trained to provide this care and the VNA has equipped them with personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer. Special Infection Control training and daily symptom checks are helping them to stay safe and protect their patients and their families. Telehealth visits for home health and hospice are being done despite the lack of reimbursement.

Donated funds will help the VNA’ Coronavirus Emergency Fund continue to provide for the cost of these supplies and equipment, training, telehealth as well as patient and employee emergencies.


Wondering How Much to Give? Calculate Your Commute Savings

If you are are working from home because of shelter in place, you are saving money on 20 work days per month of commuting costs such as 40 one-way rides, meals, entertainment and other expenditures. Use the sliders below to calculate up to a full month’s savings for some typical items:

How many subway rides a month are you saving? ($2.75/ride)

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How many train rides a month are you saving? ($8/ride)

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How many afternoon coffee/snack runs a month are you saving? ($3.50)

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How many lunches out a month are you saving? ($10/lunch)

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Do you want to donate a few "nights out"? ($50/night out)

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How about a couple of Broadway show tickets? ($125/show)

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