If you’d like assistance from a neighbor to help with grocery shopping, errands, etc., please contact email@example.com to get in touch with a community volunteer.
To provide community support, please consider this collection of opportunities to give back during this time of need:
While Andre House has closed their doors to volunteers, they are committed to fulfill their mission of feeding the hungry and will continue to serve dinner six nights a week in addition providing access to our restrooms and shower facilities to Phoenicians experiencing homelessness. However, you can help by sewing masks for their guests.
All it takes is a 22” square piece of material or bandana and either two rubber bands or hair elastics. No need to finish the ends of fabric if you cut 22” squares. Follow these links to learn how to make these masks. Finished masks can be mailed or delivered to Andre House. Contact Elizabeth Wunsch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Right now, the American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood product donations as uncertainties remain during this coronavirus pandemic. Blood is essential for surgeries, cancer treatments, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries. April is National Volunteer Month, celebrate by donating blood or plasma and save a life! Your blood donation is as impactful in two weeks as it is today, please sign up when available.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Tuesday morning a new state initiative that links Arizonans to resources they can use during the coronavirus outbreak. Arizona Together is meant to connect people and businesses, raise money for community organizations and provide information about volunteer opportunities.
Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman jointly announced a partnership to launch Arizona Enrichment Centers starting next week to offer childcare for the children of first responders, critical healthcare workers, and essential public sector workers, including child safety workers.
Vista del Camino provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.
Monetary donations can be made to Scottsdale Community Partners (SCP), and mailed to Vista’s address or made online. Donations to SCP, a qualifying charity under tax code 501(c)3, are tax-deductible.
Volunteer services include grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments, technical assistance, friendly visits and more! Duet puts your time and talents to good use, right here in our community.
Foothills Animal Rescue
Foster a dog or cat while staying safe at home! With more people staying home, now is the perfect time to foster a companion. Foothills Animal Rescue will provide crates, food, and all other supplies needed to ensure a smooth and successful foster experience. Complete the application and email it to email@example.com.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation has partnered with Data Doctors, Cox Communications and more organizations to provide laptops for the K-12 students in Phoenix. Individuals and businesses can donate laptops that are no longer needed to be refurbished and given to children who do not have access to one at home. Laptops provided will help children better participate in virtual learning while schools are closed. Donating is easy and risk free; drop off any laptop, iPads, chargers, etc. to one of Data Doctor’s locations. Data Doctors will arrange a time to drop off curbside wipe the hard drive and refurbish before distributing to students in need.
Meals on Wheels has more than 5,000 independently-run local programs; all of which are committed to supporting senior neighbors and providing nourishing meals.
Granite Reef and Via Linda Senior Centers are helping seniors stay healthy with nutritious meals and friendly smiles. Boxed lunches are prepared and ready for pick up at both locations.
Families that rely on school meals for children can still receive breakfast and lunch from select Scottsdale Unified Schools. Click here for details.
Help the unsheltered wash their hands by donating soap! Thousands of Arizonans experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable in the Valley due to unclean living situations, minimal access to running water and crucial hygiene necessities and are typically in larger groups within shelters. You can help and provide hope by donating online, purchasing items from their Amazon wish list or dropping off in-kind donations to their office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul is still open, still serving individuals experiencing homelessness and working poor families/individuals in our communities. In times like today, they need your support more than ever. For your safety and the well-being of the community, there are two ways to help, all from your computer. Please consider giving a monetary donation or choose an item or two from the Amazon Charity List.
Much needed supplies for children affected by the outbreak. Your donation is completely tax-deductible with less than 3% contributing to administrative expenses.
Volunteers ages 5+ can help sort food drive donations or build emergency food bags Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays, volunteers can assist families at the Help Yourself Co-op and more.
Donate protective equipment for medical professionals. Most needed items are disposable procedural face masks with earloops, disposable surgical masks with or without shields, latex-free medical exam gloves, disposable procedural or surgical gowns, N95 masks and fabric masks. To create a fabric mask, download these instructions. To donate or for more information, contact Lisa Hartsock at firstname.lastname@example.org.