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Resources

Hello, Church Family.

The following are some resources and info to assist as many of you are home with your kids maybe wondering what to do in terms of schooling. 

Here are a few tips to help you get started with your at home learning plan:

  1. Create a schedule (children strive in an environment that has consistency and routine)
  2. Set up a work space for your child to work (free of distractions)
  3. Set clear expectations for what you want completed each day (decide what assignments should be completed each day)
  4. Make it fun! (Everything doesn’t have to be paper and pencil, learning can happen from everyday items in your house. Use beans, snacks, fruit, cereal, etc to change things up when learning math, reading, science, etc)
  5. Enjoy the time to learn together (For many of us we will be learning right alongside our children, take this time to enjoy the opportunity to teach and learn with your child.)
  6. Smile!! Stay encouraged parents, we are all in this together!

Remember each school district has provided resources to help you with engaging lessons for your children to complete.  If it has not already been sent out, it is coming.


MORE RESOURCES

TEXT “FINDFOOD” to 1-888-976-2232 to locate a food bank or food pantry near you.

Dekalb County Schools Food Distribution for Students

HOW TO MAKE A MASK

GOVERNMENT 

Stimulus Package Info:
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html

New Federal Tax Deadline July 15th:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-extends-individual-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15-11584713903

Ga State Tax Deadline July 15th:

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-like-feds-will-move-tax-day-from-april-july/jjYrFFntaF7l76zNWIGA0I/ 

Halting federal student loan payments and interest for 60 days:

www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/03/20/trump-coronavirus-student-loan-payments-139056

US Federal Gov Unemployment:

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200312-0

Georgia News on Unemployment for Employers & Employees:

https://dol.georgia.gov/blog/new-information-filing-unemployment-partial-claims-and-reemployment-services

Georgia Unemployment Application:

https://www.dol.state.ga.us/public/uiben/internetclaim/requirementPinSetup?fbclid=IwAR0wlSrYe22iD38uiXLulUlXJwc9-AgKuFUkjQEZYDvPJvuXWe8P9PJ8R2Q


UTILITIES & BILLS

Mortgage relief news:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2020/03/13/mortgage-relief-options-are-available-to-homeowners-affected-by-coronavirus-safety-measures/#a6c363c53ab7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/18/hud-orders-60-day-foreclosure-moratorium-homeowners-affected-by-coronavirus/

No Atlanta Evictions for Next 60 Days:

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-mayor-calls-on-temporary-halt-on-evictions-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Just Shelter: List of organizations working hard to preserve affordable housing and prevent eviction

https://justshelter.org/community-resources/

List of Banks Offering to Help Customers:

https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus

Comcast: No disconnects. Free hotspots. Low-income households get 2 months free service

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

AT&T: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data
https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Verizon: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/update-verizon-serve-customers-covid-19

Sprint: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html

T Mobile: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data

https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/ongoing-updates-covid-19

Georgia Power: No disconnects

https://www.georgiapower.com/company/news-center/2020-articles/georgia-power-assures-customers-safe-and-reliable-service-will-continue-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

Atlanta Watershed: Suspending all water shut offs during this time

https://www.atlantawatershed.org/customer-service/

Auto Insurance Companies: A lot of companies giving percentages off auto insurance during April and May

https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/auto-insurance-covid19-coronavirus-refunds/289-b3736e74-b39a-4eea-b66c-90871848d1e4


FOOD

Cobb County Food Resources:


Atlanta Community Food Bank


Atlanta Survival Program: 
Free grocery delivery

Free Meals for Atlanta Public School Students:

Uber Eats: Waiving all delivery fees


SPECIFIC INDUSTRY FUNDS

The Giving Kitchen: For food service workers needing financial assistance

Creator FundFreelancers/Creators, get up to $500 to help with groceries, medical bills, housing, etc

Resources for Artists:


MISCELLANEOUS 

Guide to Coronavirus for Cancer Patients

Older adults with cancer and chronic illness have the highest risk for developing severe complications from COVID-19. Knowing how to prepare and protect yourself against the virus could make all the difference for you and your family.

Mental Health Services

Financial Planning Association: Pro Bono Financial Planning

CVS: Waiving home delivery fees & 30 day refill limit on certain medications

Atlanta Public Schools Updates

Old Fourth Distillerygiving away free hand sanitizer during their business hours. Bring your own container and make a donation

U-haul: 1 free month storage units for students needing to move asap


FREE MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Scholastic: Free education for Pre K – grade 6+

Adobe Photoshop: Free for students until May

Adobe Creative Cloud: People with Adobe can get 2 months free


NASA Media Library:

https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/

Peloton Workout App: Free 90 day trial

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/16/21182267/peloton-workout-app-trial-at-home-subscription

Free books, movies, software, music, etc:

https://archive.org/

Free Ivy League courses:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

Free Online Museum Tours:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Free National Park Tours:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/virtual-national-parks-tours

No Entrance fees to National Parks:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/politics/national-parks-service-coronavirus/index.html

NPR: Free virtual concerts

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

Paris Opera: Free live performances

https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/paris-opera-broadcasting-screening-performances-online-for-free-2020

Center of Puppetry Arts: Free tours and performances

https://puppet.org/center-for-puppetry-arts-home/ 

Might Could Studiomates: 1 month free trial

https://might-could.com/studiomates/

Download Free Coloring Books:

http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html