- The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank is looking for help to continue regular distributions 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.
Beverly’s Birthdays is collecting much-needed items for parents including diapers, formula and canned goods. Drop off anytime in an outside box at 9799 Laurel Ave, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or send donation.
- Donate breast milk to the Mid-Atlantic Mothers’ Milk Bank. Visit the site, call 412-281-4400 or email email@example.com to learn about the donation process.
- 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.
- Support youth in foster care and their families by donating to the Foster Love Project Emergency Relief Fund.
- Check in on a senior buddy or help if they get sick as part of the Lawrenceville/Bloomfield/Garfield “Buddy” System.
- Drive for South West Meals On Wheels needs more volunteers, as many of the volunteers are seniors who have been encouraged to stay home. Kitchen help is also needed.
- Call to check on seniors you know who may be feeling isolated or fearful. Also follow CDC and WHO guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
- Send a note or card that will be shared with residents, patients and team members of the Presbyterian SeniorCare Network. Visit Sr.Care.org/RaysOfSunshine for details.
- Volunteer to assist with deliveries and to make friendly phone calls to seniors.
- Make check-in calls or deliver food and medication to seniors in need as part of an effort by Archangel Gabriel Parish in Mckees Rocks/Stowe/Kennedy/Robinson area.
Casa San Jose is collecting funds for coronavirus response to support Latino families in Pittsburgh.
- Donate to a Refugee Assistance Fund launched by Hello Neighbor, which aims to provide $250 in cash assistance to refugee families enrolled in its program. The families will receive funds by May 1.
- Make face masks with the help of Abram’s Nation. They have created the sewing template and, while supplies last, will provide the fabric to those who have access to sewing machines and can join the cause to help with production. Organizations in need or anyone who is able to assist with production in the greater Pittsburgh region can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donate Personal Protection Equipment to Pittsburgh-area medical providers through this website where medical providers can request PPEs that they need. They do the pickup and dropoff.
- Donate blood or volunteer to help with the blood shortage.
- The Woman’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is requesting monetary donations for the increased demand of supplies and expanded services. Please email Kristin Brown.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use your bike (or car) to help Operation Face Mask Pittsburgh get protective gear to those who need it.
Some additional websites with lists offering support and ways to help:
NEXTpittsburgh, PublicSource, The Incline, Pittsburgh City Paper and Kidsburgh collaborated to build this resource. Email email@example.com with suggested additions to this list.