Helping hands

As we are dealing with a U.S.-wide crisis, many companies are offering free services. As the list continues to grow during this uncertain time, keep checking back to see how companies are helping us lessen the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Free Ancestry Records

Ancestry, in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration, is providing temporary free access to nearly 500 million records.*

Free Coffee

Starbucks announced it will offer free coffee to front-line responders, including medical staff, now through May 3.*

Free Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is helping students who are stuck at home because of the Covid-19 outbreak with free, temporary remote access to Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop and InDesign. Speak with your school’s IT admins to request home access.

Free Airtable

Airtable is a powerful way for students to organize their schedule, workload, commitments, projects. Airtable for Students is currently offering a free, two-year subscription to Airtable Pro.*

Free Restaurant Delivery

Business Outsider provides a list of chain restaurants, such as Chipotle and KFC, who are offering free home delivery to their customers. Panera Bread also has free delivery until 3/31/20.

Free Storage

While colleges and universities are closing, U-Haul is offering 30-days of free storage for college students during this crisis.

Free Teleconferencing

Zoom, Google Hangouts and Webex are offering their premium teleconferencing programs free of charge. Connect with family and friends while you practice social distancing.

Free WiFi

U.S. internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures to make getting online less expensive and onerous as enforced social distancing due to COVID-19 forces more human interaction online.*

Free Streaming Services

Spotify is offering customers a one month premium subscription for free. Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix also offering a one month free subscription to their service. CBS All Access is offering one free month with code GIFT. SiriusXM is streaming free until May 15.

The mission of the IDEALS Institute is to improve lives by ensuring that all people have access to transformative child and adult care, education, health, and social service systems and practices.

*denotes resources that are specific to the outbreak and may not be available when the crisis is over.