In a world where lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders restrict physical movement, digital technology is filling the void to keep households connected, supplied, entertained and informed.

But amid the increased demand for digital products and services — and the logistical challenges associated with a massive work-from-home transition — many tech companies have not forgotten those who are struggling right now. We asked leaders at 100 startups and larger tech companies across the United States to describe how they’re giving back to their local communities during this uncertain season, and the responses offer a fine example of our industry’s wealth of ingenuity.

There are many ways in which successful businesses can offer support when society needs it. Among the responses listed here, we find data science companies offering their services to health organizations, fintech startups helping small businesses navigate the federal stimulus package and wellness apps helping doctors and nurses on the pandemic’s front lines look after their own mental health. Meanwhile, other companies are supporting food banks, replacing school lunches and donating personal protective equipment.

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In what ways is your team giving back to the local community right now?

WeeCare is supporting the community by assisting families in finding a temporary childcare solution in a “Fever-Free” WeeCare home daycare, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. WeeCare is offering essential workers full access to WeeCare’s team of childcare experts, who are removing parents’ stress in finding childcare and quickly placing their child in a WeeCare home daycare.

We are also collaborating with local government agencies and allowing them to utilize WeeCare technology to streamline the process of finding childcare by giving them access to a childcare provider’s availability in real time. Additionally, we have developed several features for home daycare providers to create a safer environment for the families they are serving, such as a process to verify their home daycare is fever-free and implementing virtual daycare tours and daily health checks.


In what ways is your team giving back to the local community right now, and why?  

As our community continues to be affected by COVID-19, many families are left without access to their everyday basic essentials. To meet families’ immediate needs, Honest has committed to donating 3 million diapers, 30,000 packs of wipes and 20,000 personal care products this year to our charity partner, Baby2Baby — with 100,000 diapers and 100,000 wipes immediately delivered in March. These essential items are being distributed throughout family resource centers, homeless shelters, health clinics and Head Start centers to families impacted by this outbreak. In addition, Honest is matching employees’ donations — up to $500 per person — toward the nonprofit of their choice.


In what ways is your team giving back to the local community right now?

At this critical moment, we’re offering our software and services for free to all manufacturers contributing to the fight against COVID-19. We believe Tulip can be instrumental in ramping up production, bringing new therapies to market and helping manufacturers retool their production lines to build products that help fight COVID-19. We’re also building and sharing free applications that can be used by hospitals and factories on the frontline, such as an app that screens visitors and employees for symptoms and displays their travel history. Finally, we’re working with nonprofits in the open-source manufacturing community and providing Tulip for free as the information system for distributed production and supply chain logistics.

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