Working families who depend on hourly or daily work are scared as their shifts and income are being cut.
Here are some ways you can help during this time:
Support local businesses by buying gift cards:
Stores and restaurants are hurting, as they close due to the shelter-in-place order affecting the majority of the San Francisco Bay Area's counties. Buy a gift card to help the local businesses now and use it once they're back open.
Donate PPE to Stanford Health Center and UCSF
UCSF and Stanford Health Center are both now taking donations for Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, which is used in hospitals and at clinics. Stanford is taking donations at 550 Broadway. UCSF is accepting donations at the Mount Zion Medical Center, UCSF Mission Center Building, and Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Donors are needed urgently. Some patients need ongoing infusions in order to survive. Scheduled surgeries will get postponed.
Support Silicon Valley Community Fund's (SVCF) COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund:
Funds from SVCF's COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund will support lead organizations representing each of the 10 Bay Area counties and their immediate efforts in addressing COVID-19 related challenges in their respective counties.
There are even more ways you can help your neighbors and community-- see our list below:
BAY AREA NONPROFITS
Collective Impact - More Than Magic
Annual fundraiser moved online to raise money for school supplies and transportation and field trips for the future
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation
Oakland At Risk Match
St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda
Project Open Hands (Also in San Francisco)
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
SF-Marin Food Bank
City of San Francisco
St. Anthony's Foundation
Meals on Wheels San Francisco
San Francisco Unified School District
Homeless Prenatal Program
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Compass Family Services
San Francisco Zoo
To ensure the quality of the care for the animals can be upheld, the SF Zoo is asking for any amount of donations.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
San Mateo County Strong
San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD)
Every $2 you give covers the cost of a meal for one of our students, so every dollar truly does count! You can support student nutrition by making a tax-deductible donation towards student meals.
Redwood Empire Food Bank
Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)
Boys and Girls Club of America
Latino Community Foundation
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Save the Children
Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation