Ways to Help

Are you wondering how you can help the community during COVID-19? Here’s a list of ways to get started:

  1. Check on neighbors via call or text
  2. Look for neighborhood groups on Facebook to see how you can help in your immediate area
  3. Donate food to Meals on Wheels or other local food banks
  4. Sew face masks for donation to local facilities in need (non-sewing options and instructions can be found here)
  5. Write letters for care packages being sent to those who are working on the front lines during the Coronavirus
  6. Contact nearby organizations and ask about donating spare medical supplies. Currently, the City of Philadelphia is seeking donations for certain unused personal protective equipment (PPE), which, if approved, can be scheduled for delivery or pick-up. Further details and forms can be found here
  7. Contribute artwork and poetry to the Fill the Walls With Hope campaign, a volunteer-run project committed to decorating the city of Philadelphia with positive, colorful messages. You may also download and print free artwork to display in your windows at home
  8. Consider scheduling an appointment for a blood donation via the American Red Cross if you’re healthy and able. Find a drive near you, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
  9. Animal shelters and rescue groups are continuing to care for pets during this time. The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking in-kind donations of pet supplies, including blankets, toys, and food. More details can be found here
  10. Continue to follow the recommended guidelines and safety precautions: wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, wear a face mask whenever you must leave your home, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unclean hands or while outside your home, and maintain social distancing of six feet apart

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