Nonprofit organizations on the Peninsula are low on funds and during the coronavirus pandemic, some might be inclined to donate money, goods or time to local charities.
But which nonprofits need the money more than others?
WYDaily reached out to the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia and Network Peninsula for a list of nonprofits desperately in need of donations.
“Area nonprofits who provide support in the following areas are seeing increased demand for services and need additional funding to help them meet the need: Mental health, substance abuse, safety and physical abuse, food, shelter, family health, child care and support, and of course, physical health,” Mike Moneith the foundation’s CEO, wrote in an email Thursday. “However, all nonprofit programs are facing severe shortages of revenue and may not exist in the future.”
“May 12th is “GIVE LOCAL 757 DAY” and we hope that our nonprofits will see a huge level of support for what they are doing,” he added.
Karen Dutro, executive director of Network Peninsula, wrote in an email Tuesday that the nonprofit had set up two pages, Needs and Services.
The following list is taken from the organization’s Needs page and is updated as needed.
- Virginia Peninsula Foodbank: Volunteers needed for mobile food pantries, packing food boxes and food donations. Learn more or sign up here.
- Access Partnership: Making cloth face masks. If you are interested, call the office at 757-502-7400.
- Lackey Clinic: Hospital items including masks, oral thermometers, pulse oximeters, automatic arm blood pressure cuffs for patients.
- Serve the City Peninsula: Volunteers needed to pack and deliver meals in the southeast community. Click here to register.
- LINK of Hampton Roads: Volunteers needed for outdoor work at a veteran home.
- VersAbility: Needs masks, gloves, surgical gowns, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, food donations and activities such as arts & crafts supplies, puzzles and games.
- Colonial Behavioral Health needs masks, Clorox wipes, gloves, gowns and hand sanitizers. If you have supplies for sale, contact Robin Wyatt at 757-897 3509.
- THRIVE Peninsula: Volunteers to pack food and food donations. Contact Mary at 757-877-6211 ext 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Transitions Family Violence Services: Cleaning supplies. Call 757-728-2638 to arrange for drop off or delivery.
- Williamsburg House of Mercy: Cold storage, freezers and food donations. Call Becki at 757-229-3700, ext. 2208 to donate a freezer.
- Grove Christian Outreach Center: Food donations.
- Salvation Army: Food donations.
Multiple nonprofits need cleaning and sanitation supplies as well as toilet paper, according to Network Peninsula’s website. To donate, email email@example.com.
For a list of nonprofits providing services, visit the Network Peninsula’s Services page.
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