These organizations are helping to provide food, money, and other assistance to those impacted by the shutdowns.
Here are some ways you can contribute:
• Donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as it feeds local families during the pandemic. Or volunteer.
• Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid Fund is collecting food donations at the Irma Freeman Center.
• Feeding the Frontline PGH is a grassroots fundraiser supporting local restaurants and giving food to frontline workers.
• Restaurant and Food Service Emergency Fund is a GoFundMe page, aiming to distribute $150 to qualified workers.
• Give to the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation Emergency Fund, collecting donations for crisis fund that helps people with rent and other things.
Helping affected workers and businesses:
• Tip directly to service workers whose livelihoods are hurting with this virtual tip jar.
• Help the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. The organization is struggling to provide the care and structure its vulnerable students need during this time of school and business closings. Donations can be made here. Those in need of help can follow this link.
• Drop off diapers, formula, and canned goods or donate to Beverly's Birthdays to help the parents and families they work with. Drop off anytime in a box outside at 9799 Laurel Ave., North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or send a financial donation.
• The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank is looking for help to continue distribution of diapers by requesting monetary donations. Another option is to order diapers online on Amazon to be delivered to 201 N. Braddock Ave., Suite 124, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
• Send a note or a card that will be shared with residents, patients, and team members of the Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Visit Sr.Care.org/RaysOfSunshine for details.
• Donate personal protection equipment to Pittsburgh-area medical providers, and medical providers can request what they need. This group will do pickup and dropoff.
• Donate personal protection equipment, disinfectant cleaners, sprays or wipes, or hand sanitizer of any size by fillng out this form or sending an email to the office of the Allegheny County executive at COVID19Donations@alleghenycounty.us.
• Donate to the Western Pennsylvania Fund for Choice, which funds access to safe abortion care for low-income people in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
• The Mental Health Support for COVID-19 Frontline Workers is a document of therapists in the area offering four free appointments for frontline workers. Providers can email to have their name added to list.
• Help animals in need by making a monetary donation or donating pet supplies to any of the following: the Humane Animal Rescue, the Pittsburgh Cat, Animal Friends or Hello Bully.
• Casa San Jose is collecting funds for coronavirus response to support Latino families in Pittsburgh.
• North Side residents can volunteer to be a buddy. The program allows residents to seek a "buddy" who will check on and help care for them if they get sick.
• Let your neighbors know if you’re making a grocery trip and ask if they have any essentials you can pick up and leave at their door.
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