Help a Library Worker Out - Donate to the HALO Fund Now
Can you "Help a Library Worker Out"? The EveryLibrary Institute is fundraising to support library workers, librarians, and staff who are facing unexpected financial difficulties because of the Coronavirus economic slowdown. As a national library 501c3 non-profit organization, the EveryLibrary Institute is in a unique position to quickly bring together donors from across the country and make grants to library workers who are part of our library family.
We want to support individual library workers, staff, or librarians who have lost wages because of a Coronavirus-related slowdown or layoff as well as people who's spouse, significant other, co-parent, or housemate has lost wages or a job because of a Coronavirus-related layoff or reduction in hours. You can donate any amount right now at EveryLibraryInstitute.org/halo.
We are focusing on library workers, librarians, and library staff who have an urgent financial need. The size of our grants will depend on how much money can be raised. These grants to individuals and families will be "unrestricted" and will not have a requirement to be paid back.
We believe that it is important to come together now to help our colleagues in need. What defines that need will be identified by the individual but could include household expenses like groceries, child care, cell phone, internet, gas, insurance, and other bills.
We will begin making grants to US-based individuals from the "Help a Library Worker Out" Fund as soon as we reach $2,500 in donations. Please donate now to get us started. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, donations made to the EveryLibrary Institute are a charitable tax-deductible.
Thank you for helping us help library workers at this moment of crisis.