Are you wondering which organizations you can still donate items to, in light of COVID-19?
Many in-kind donation collections have ceased operation during COVID-19, but not all! There are particular items that have seen an increase in demand, since the onset of this pandemic.
We recommend checking a particular organization’s website or calling them before you purchase an item, or leave to drop off your donation. They will be able to tell you what their greatest item of need is, what items they continue to collect during COVID-19, and their new donation procedures.Violence Prevention Avalon East
We are currently accepting donations for care packages to support our clients. This could include:
- Grocery store gift cards
- Toiletries / Living essentials
- Hand sanitizer and face masks
- Adult colouring books, motivational books, anything to life our survivor’s spirits.
Connections for Seniors is currently accepting food donations, to aid in seniors food insecurity. Call to arrange contactless curb side donation pick-up.
Their website states they’re still accepting in-kind donations (e.x.: toiletries, clothing, bedding, toys, books, artwork, etc.). This can be arranged through Kathy Walsh or Vanessa Horlik.
As you do your Spring Cleaning, consider holding onto your un-needed, functional furniture a little while longer. Although Home Again FB has suspended operation during COVID-19, they are still getting requests. They will be able to accept your donation (and have pick-up options!) when social distancing restrictions lessen.
Iris Kirby House is accepting used cell phones (in good condition, with charger), which will be given (with usage minutes) to women fleeing from domestic violence and looking to gain independence.
Phone: 709-729-8093 (NOTE This is not a 24/7 line)
Alongside Iris Kirby House, the RNC’s Intimate Partner Violence Unit collects use cell phones (in good condition, with charger), which will be given to women fleeing from domestic violence and looking to gain independence. The RNC ensures there are minutes available on the phones.
If your organization is looking for in-kind donations, please let us know and we will add you to our list.
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