Francheasca Roberson

 Chief Executive Officer

To our incredible community,

At a time when the news is dominated by the coronavirus COVID-19, I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that the health and safety of our mentees, mentors, families, volunteers, and supporters are the top priority of THE EIGHT.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

First and foremost, our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who has been impacted by COVID-19. The human impact and the economic toll of this disease have been overwhelming to all of us.

We offer our sincere hopes for a speedy recovery to those who are fighting COVID-19, and we mourn and remember those who have lost their lives to this disease. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family as we all contend with the economic and personal impacts of this pandemic.

We fully support the ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

But we know our communities are still relying on us, and we have continued to offer you our support through virtual alternatives, resources, and referrals.

Our live in-person community outreach events have shifted to a no-contact, leave at-door protocol to minimize exposure for high-risk groups while still meeting your basic needs.

Given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not have a clear picture of when we will be able to reconvene with our face-to-face community outreach programs and fundraising events.

We ask our supporters to consider donating to THE EIGHT as we need your help more than ever before.

While we are extremely disappointed to miss seeing your faces in-person, we know this is the most responsible decision for our staff and the health and safety of our greater community.

In the meantime, please stay focused on the most important thing you can do – keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy.