Thanks to You: $1 Million Raised for COVID-19 Relief FundAugust 6th, 2020
We are proud and humbled to share that, thanks to the generosity of our community, we’ve raised over $1 million for the Thrive Market COVID-19 Relief Fund. Over 31,000 families in need have been given access to healthy, organic food from Thrive Market during this uncertain time.
But reaching this milestone doesn’t mean we’re stopping—read below to learn more about the progress we’ve made, the steps we’re taking next, and how your donations are making an immense impact.
Your Donations Brought to Life
Plans for the COVID-19 Relief Fund
In four months, we’ve raised $1 million. On average, our members donate roughly $30,000 a month—so this tremendous work is due to the generosity of our community. They’re our heroes, they fuel our impact. By the numbers, $1 million means:
- Over 31,000 families helped
- Over 700 first responders and healthcare workers helped
- $200,000 has gone to providing 64,000 healthy frozen meals to our local community in South Los Angeles, as well as, Jackson County, Mississippi
Because of the recent resurgence of COVID-19, there is still a need to help. We are extending the ability to donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund through August. We will continue to offer free membership and stipends until then.
What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that lack of access to healthy food is an issue that impacts low-income families every single day—regardless of whether or not we’re experiencing a global health crisis.
You can continue to support the COVID-19 Relief Fund via donation at checkout. But if you’re not ready to place an order yet, please head to our Network For Good page.
How the COVID-19 Relief Fund Grew
March 16: Official Launch
The official launch date of our COVID-19 Relief Fund, made available via our donation-at-checkout.
April 3: Network For Good Donation Page + Important Brand Contributions
Donating without placing an order goes live on Network For Good—members and non-members alike are able to show their support without needing to place an order.
Garden of Life and New Chapter also donate $7,500 and $5,000, respectively!
April 10: LA.’s Children’s Institute Partnership
We partner with Children’s Institute (CI) to fund over $100k for Angelinos in need of healthy essentials, providing more than 320 families (1,400 individuals) enrolled in CI’s programs with free memberships and a weekly stipend to Thrive Market. CI’s programs offer support to children in underserved communities where many families are facing increased financial hardship because of school closures and job losses associated with COVID-19. Thrive Market also provides more than 1,000 free memberships to CI’s teachers and staff.
April 13: Brand Ambassadors Show Support on Social Media
Mark Hyman, Chris Kresser, Wellness Mama, Kelly Leveque, Pia Mia, and many others brand ambassadors graciously share the COVID-19 Relief Fund with their followers.
April 21: CEO and Co-Founder Nick Green Donates His Salary
Green announces that he will be donating the remainder of his 2020 salary. In his own words, “The goodness of this community inspires our team every day and today it’s inspired me personally. That’s why I’ve decided to donate my salary as Thrive Market CEO for the remainder of 2020 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund—to ensure that every deserving family who applies for a grant can become a recipient.”
May 6: $500,000 Total Donated
June 1: $650,000 Total Donated
July 20: $1 Million Total Donated
If your family or someone you know needs support, send a message or short video explaining the situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stipends will be awarded to members, Gives members, and non-members alike, and will be based purely on need.