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Program: Donation and Volunteer Opportunities

Agency: Coronavirus 2020

Resource Number: 67354395
6/5/2020: Minnesota's blood supplies are critically low
The Red Cross is offering $5 Amazon gift cards to those who donate in June. Blood donation is safe during COVID-19. Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/.
  • The Aliveness Project: Call (612)822-7946 or email info@aliveness.org to provide donations of material goods
  • Community Thread: Donate VISA gift cards or gift cards to stores such as Aldi, Cub, Target and Walmart. Drop gift cards in locked box along the sidewalk on the east side of the building or mail them to Community Thread 2300 Orleans Street West Stillwater, MN 55082.
  • Family Service Rochester: Collection of Material Goods for At Risk Children and Families
  • Folwell Neighborhood Association-Minneapolis: Text (612)227-0410 to set up a time to donate bottled water, laundry and dish supplies, non-perishable food, over the counter medicine, and toiletries
  • Gowns4Good: Donate Graduation Gowns as Alternative PPE Equipment
  • HOPE Coalition Community Care Fund and Housing Support Services: Call (651)388-9360 ext. 2 to donate diapers; gift cards to local grocery stores; disinfectant and cleaning supplies; hand sanitizer; spray bottles; gloves; masks
  • HOPE Coalition Haven of Hope: Call (800)369-5214 to donate disinfectant and cleaning supplies; hand sanitizer; spray bottles; gloves; masks
  • Little Free Pantry: Donate to the Pantry
  • M Health Fairview: Donate an iPad
  • Meal Connect: An online platform for food donations from restaurants, food distributors, caterers, special event centers, corporate cafeterias and other commercial food preparers to those in need. Visit www.MealConnect.org to get started. Create an account and post a product. Meal Connect has transportation logistics in place to collect and deliver to a partner kitchen. Loaves and Fishes also accepts food donations through Meal Connect. To learn more visit Second Harvest Heartland and Loaves and Fishes.
  • Minnesota Computers for Schools:
    • Corporate computer donations: Any donated computers will be refurbished, licensed and placed in the hands of students and families. Learn more about donating equipment to MCFS here and contact Katie McMahon to get a donation scheduled at kmcmahon@mncfs.org or (312)952-1045.
    • Make a financial donation: Financial donations also allow the ability to purchase memory, hard drives and software licenses. Click here to make a donation.
    • Host an employee donation drive: For more information, contact Katie McMahon at kmcmahon@mncfs.org or (312)952-1045.
  • Minnesota Wild in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way and Toyota: Essential Suuply Drive, July 22 from 9 am - 2 pm Xcel outside of the Excel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre along Kellogg boulevard. Non-perishable food, hygiene and project support goods. People who are unable to donate supply items but would still like to support these efforts can visit the Greater Twin Cities United Way’s website to learn more and donate. 
  • Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation: Information on Donating Unused Laptops
  • Saint Stephen's Human Services: Information on Donating Material Goods
  • Salvation Army: Information on Donating Material Goods
  • Second Harvest Heartland: Several restaurants are using their kitchens and teams to cook and package meals. Restaurants with available food, kitchen space and teams should contact Dianne Wortz at dwortz@2harvest.org.
  • Toys for Tots: Donate Online
  • Twin Cities Food Justice: TCFJ works to redistribute extra food and remove barriers to food access. TCFJ receives food donations from grocers, restaurants, bakeries, farmers and others and distributes food through their own programs and by partnering with other organizations. All TCFJ services are free. Click here to donate food.
  • YMCA Twin Cities: Information on Donating Basic Needs Items, E-gift Card and Bedding
  • The Aliveness Project: Donate Online or mail donations to 3808 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Allina Health Caring for Caregivers: Donate Online
  • American Farmland Trust: Donate Online
  • Angel Foundation: Donate Online
  • Cambridge Area Community Foundation: Donate Online
  • Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Donate Online
  • Channel One Regional Food Bank: Donate Online
  • Coconut Whisk Baking Company: Donate Online to sponsor a family affected by school closures
  • CORE-Children of Restaurant Employees: Donate Online
  • Feeding the Frontline MN: Donate online
  • Greater Twin Cities United Way COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund: Donate Online or text GTCUWCOVID19 to 51555
  • Headwaters Foundation for Justice: Donate Online to Communities First Fund
  • Hope Breakfast Bar: Donate Online
  • Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf: Donate Online
  • ICNA Relief: Donate Online
  • Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant: Drop off or mail a check, or drop off cash to pick-up door at 15051 Crestone Avenue Rosemount, MN 55068 4 pm - 8 pm Tuesday - Saturday for free kids meals program
  • Meals On Wheels: Donate Online
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest: Ways to Help
  • Saint Paul Bridge Fund: Donate Online
  • Saint Stephen's Human Services: Call Amber at (612)879-7636 or mail donations to Saint Stephen's Human Services Development Department 2309 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Second Harvest Heartland: Donate Online
  • The Sheridan Story: Donate Online
  • Thumbs Cookies MN Hero Snack Pack: Donate Online
  • United Way of Northeastern Minnesota: Donate Online
  • United Way of Olmsted County: Donate Online
  • University of Minnesota Caregiver Emergency Fund: Supports the needs of physicians, nurses and other frontline caregivers to support their health and well-being as well as supplies and equipment for patient care. Donate Online.
  • University of Minnesota Emergency Support Fund: Donations to the fund will provide lifesaving patient care equipment, such as, ventilators and protective gear, as well as support for our researchers’ most innovative ideas. Donate Online.
  • University of Minnesota Student Emergency Fund: Supports students impacted by COVID-19. Donate Online.
  • USBG National Charity Foundation: Donate Online
  • YMCA Twin Cities: Donate Online
  • Youth Service Bueau: Donate Online
  • Age Well Arrowhead: Call (218)623-7800 to sign up to deliver food to seniors
  • The Aliveness Project: Sign Up Online
  • Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Sign up Online
  • Channel One Regional Food Bank: Sign Up Online to pack emergency boxes and sanitize
  • Chow Girls: Food service professionals who want to volunteer their time and cooking expertise should express their interest with an email to volunteer@chowgirls.net. Businesses that want to donate packaging, cleaning/sanitizing supplies and other non-food items should email donations@chowgirls.net. Restaurants who are interested in opening their kitchen up as a partner kitchen should email ejpaul9@gmail.com.
  • Community Food Response: Sign Up Online to volunteer to accept from donors and distribute it to those in need
  • Community Thread: Sign Up Online to volunteer to be matched with residents requesting help
  • DART/MNVOAD: Individuals and businesses can sign-up to volunteer or donate goods and services across the state of Minnesota. MNVOAD will contact individuals about applicable volunteer opportunities. Sign up online.
  • Family Pathways: Email brookez@familypathways.org to volunteer to sew masks
  • Folwell Neighborhood Association-Minneapolis: Volunteer to help deliver donated goods to homebound residents
  • Hands On Twin Cities: Sign Up Online
  • Little Free Pantry: Email littlefreepantrydvlc@gmail.com to stock the pantry
  • Meals On Wheels: On-Call Volunteer Driver
  • Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps: Register Online
  • North Star Neighbor: Connects Minnesotans to assist neighbors or receive help from a neighbor. Individuals looking to be matched with a high-risk neighbor can complete an online application. For additional information about North Star Neighbor call (612)430-8899 or email NorthStarNeighbor@gmail.com
  • Saint Stephen's Human Services: Planning, Assembling and Donating Frozen Meals for Shelters
  • The Salvation Army: Pack Food Boxes
  • The Sheridan Story: Register Online
  • Southern Anoka Community Assistance – SACA Food Shelf: Help make food deliveries to homes. Email sacafs@juno.com or call (763)789-2444 to sign up.
  • Step Up to SIT: Matches older students home from school to babysit for families of essential workers. Sign up to be a sitter for other families.
  • United Way of Olmsted County Sign Up Online
  • University of Minnesota: Clinical Trials
  • Valley Outreach: Apply Online
  • VolunteerMatch: Donate Online

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