Toppick Media Editor Apr 22, 2020 162 Views   0 Comments
Face it, this is our #NewNormal; social - distancing, limited time between households and public spaces. For the next few weeks, Americans will distance themselves physically but we have a good feeling that we'll be connecting in many ways to support each other emotionally, economically and ensuring our local eighborhoods have their basic needs met. So although "social distancing" is the new normal forcing us to have the same conversations between a 6 foot distance, COVID-19 is actually going to unite us and bring us much closer together than we ever anticipated. Remember, we're in this together and we'll get through it together!

Right now you might be asking yourself, how can a group of women professionals feel so confident that communities will band together? Are they delusional? The whole world is panicking, but what do these women know that we don't know? How can they remain so calm at a time like this? Hah! Read on!!

We challenge you to be part of the local initiatives the group is leading like:
StepUpToHelp initiative led by DPW + Douglass Visions and Human Embrace to help support our communities.
#GoodNeighbor that allows you to pickup hot meals no questions asked at any participating restaurant
NominateANeighbor that allows you to nominate a great person for a free dinner at any participating restaurant (like sushi or steakhouse) by emailing info@dallasprofessionalwomen.com 
and giving us the details in 500 words or less or posting a video and tagging us #DPWnominateANeighbor 

Heres how it works
1. Our DPW members help identify areas in the metroplex that are not being serviced by local non-profits and surface the community need to Area Outreach Directors
2. Our Area Outreach Directors work with locally owned small businesses to source material, food, and supplies at free or reduced pricing
3. Area non-profits contribute by providing volunteers or coordination efforts towards the gaps identified by DPW
4. Area corporations and small businesses contribute monetary donations through DPW verified crowdsourcing campaigns:

Use #FlattenTheCurve #DPW #StepUpToHelp #GoodNeighbor #DPWDFW to help spread the message across platforms Anyone that contributes to the fund will automatically have their name added to our Inclusion Champion Hall of Fame Page

How to get involved?
Through in - kind donations, funding and active volunteers, small businesses are able to operate and keep their doors open by servicing families in need. This initiative helps keep the local economy thriving, while ensuring the basic needs of families are being met.
Meal Delivery - We are always looking for drivers to help transport meals in the Far North Dallas, Plano, McKinney and other areas in Collin County. Meal delivery usually is a 1.5 hour commitment. Meet us at the designated site and help distribute using the grab & go distribution model. We hand out meals directly from the vehicle or leave the meals on the table in the drop-off site.

Partnering Businesses - We're looking to partner with socially responsible residents and businesses. Remember, now is the time we connect and support each other. Let's help our neighbors continue to live the American dream by embracing the current conditions and stepping up to help in anyway possible.

DPW acts as a neutral 3rd-party oversight committee by ensuring participating non-profits, community groups, local businesses and communities are serviced. DPW also ensures the local businesses receive marketing credit and good-faith support from local communities for exhibiting social responsibility.

#FlattenTheCurve #DPW #StepUpToHelp
#GoodNeighbor #DPWDFW #CBS
#DouglassVisions #NAACPCollinCounty

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