BLEF Donors

We are asking, kindly, for your help in donating to the BIG LOVE EMERGENCY FUND to assist the many people in our community now under extreme hardship due to the impact of the corona virus.
On March 15th Governor DeWine, wisely, ordered shelter in place, closing restaurants and bars and stopping client contact.  Many very hard working people in our community had an abrupt halt to their income, especially those reliant on gigs, clients, and tips. This abrupt halt has already resulted, for many, in difficulty buying food and medicine.
A group of donors provided initial funds for a monthly grant of $100.00 to those that qualify, to stave off hunger and buy needed medicine. The grants are for those with an abrupt halt to their income due to the corona virus and does not duplicate existing government assistance.   We need and are asking for your heartfelt help to meet the need! Donations up to $1,000 will be matched! *(Subject to donor funds.)
If you are able, please mail a check to the Big Love Network 1111 Carey Ave, #1, Akron, Ohio 44314 or donate electronically via PayPal via this link.  The Big Love network, a 501c3 will administer the fund and provide you with a receipt for your tax deductible donation.
THANK YOU so much for your support of this urgent effort to help our community members in their time of real need!  We, and especially they, will be very grateful for your help! Thank you!
***Tax filers will receive a one time check of $1,200.00 in either April or July via government assistance.  By then these of our community members will have experienced a month, likely months, without income and will be behind in their bills.  Not everyone will qualify.  Unemployment benefits are 50% of income.  For many who counted on every penny they earned to support themselves, they will find themselves still in hardship.  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HEARTFELT GENEROSITY TO MEET URGENT NEED TO OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
This effort is being supported by a broad coalition of local businesses and organizations including The Mustard Seed, Elevate Akron, The Spiritual Life Society, Dance Your Soul, The Akron Peace Project, and of course, The Big Love Network.
THIS IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS. 1) Fill out the following form and submit.
                                                            2) Click on the PayPal link to donate


THIS IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS. 1) Fill out the following form and submit.
                                                            2) Click on the PayPal link to donate



Thank You to Our Donors, Including:

Triple Diamond
Anonymous (5)

Double Diamond
($1000 – 2400)
Dance Your Soul
Hudson Community Foundation
Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center
The Old Church on the Green
Anonymous (2)

($500 – 999)
Pattie Wagner on behalf of Release Yoga
Anonymous (3)

($250 – 499)
Anonymous (7)

($100 – 249)
Anonymous (14)
Holly Timberlake, Ph.D.
Tara Scott
Amy Mussay
Farnam Foundation, Inc.

($50 – 99)
Lisa Evert
The Spiritual Life Society
Anonymous (5)

($0 – 50)
Anonymous (19)
Mary Bricker
Mindful Creative Counseling, Candace Kaptain, LPCC-S
Cindy Namaste Gardiner
Melissa Lyons
Real Nutrition LLC
In thanks for April 7 Yoga/Meditation
Jim and Debbie Karas
Salty Not Sweet
Julie Norman Yoga week ending 4/10/20 on-line classes 20%