You’ve reached out and asked how you can help around your community as together we navigate and try to make sense of the daily changes in our every day lives. Here are a few ways you can help make a difference. We will continue to add to this list. You can also email our Program Director at: email@example.com
DONATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES:
FORT WORTH – Residents who have personal protective supplies, such as gloves and masks are encouraged to drop them off curbside starting on Thursday, March 26, at four Fort Worth Public Library locations and area Goodwill Donation Centers.
Because of precautions medical personnel and individuals are taking to avoid the spread of COVID-19, some items are in short supply. No homemade masks or previously used items will be accepted. The City of Fort Worth will collect the following:
- ALL DONATED ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND UNOPENED.
- Hand Sanitizer (of all sizes)
- Antibacterial Soap
- N95 Masks
- Surgical Masks
- Surgical Caps
- Foot/Shoe Covers
- Industrial Masks
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Medical Latex Free Gloves
- Eye Protection Goggles
- Medical Face Shields
- Flocked swabs
- Powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) and PAPR hoods
- Medical Protective Gowns (water resistant)
- Disposable Food Grade Gloves
- Thermometers (non-contact digital)
Any of the items above may be dropped off curbside, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at these locations:
- East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.
•Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive
• Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
• Summerglen Branch Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.
Support your local food banks.
Feed The Front Line
A new Dallas charity, Feed The Front Line is helping local restaurants & hospital workers—buying lunches to go from local restaurants and then delivering them to local hospital staffs…Help them spread to more hospitals & restaurants …donate to help buy meals or volunteer…at FTFL.org
The Goodfellow Fund
The Goodfellow Fund is stepping up to provide meals for food challenged kids in Fort Worth, through Fort Worth schools & the Tarrant Area Foodbank. And the need is even greater during the pandemic. Donate to help make sure kids have breakfast in Fort Worth at GoodfellowFundFW.com
North Texas Cares
North Texas Cares, led by The United Way of Metro Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas and others are leading the charge to provide emergency funding to local non- profits during this uncertain time. Even now Texans have big hearts…so if your non-profit needs help…go to NorthTexasCares.org
With thousands of hospitality workers out of jobs in the Metroplex, Get Shift Done for North Texas is putting them back to work helping critical non profit groups serve our community…donate to the cause…or if you’re a service worker who wants to work…go to Get Shift Done dot org.
Don’t Forget To Feed Me Food
Pets are a big part of life in the MetroPlex and Fort Worth’s Don’t Forget To Feed Me Food bankkeeps owners and their pets together by providing pet food to those in need in North Texas. If you need help with food for your pet..or if you can donate or want to or volunteer go to DontForgetToFeedMe.org
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army believes that no one should have to go without basic supplies. They’re committed to helping our neighbors in North Texas. If you find yourself in need of food assistance, please call one of the 13 local Salvation Army food pantries…and of course, to help, donate now at SalvationArmyDFW.org
Minnie’s Food Pantry
They are facing an increase in families needing assistance, monetary and food donations are dwindling, and a reduction in volunteers. They’re asking you visit their website for more info on how to help keep their shelves stocked here: Minniesfoodpantry.org
North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank provides meals for families in need. Your donations go a long way. $30 can feed a family of 3 for an entire month. You can donate here and find other ways to help: ntfb.org
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels is asking for donations. They are adjusting their meal delivery schedule and all deliveries will be handled by Meals on Wheels paid staff. They want to make sure they keep volunteers safe from exposure. Best way to help is through financial support. You can do that here: mealsonwheelsamerica.org
Austin Street Center
Austin Street Center specializes in caring for the most vulnerable homeless men and women in Dallas. Beyond meeting basic needs, Austin Street is committed to individualized care for each person who comes to us for help.
- Donations can be made at www.austinstreet.org/give
- To drop off meals, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- To donate much needed items, go to www.austinstreet.org/give/needs
- To assist our elderly or most vulnerable clients with alternative housing, we would request people donate to our Client Assistance Fund when going to the Austin Street website.
Samaritan Inn, the largest homeless shelter in Collin County. 24 hour a day shelter providing 3 meals/snacks daily, housing, and financial/career education as well as assistance with job placement. Currently sheltering 171 residents, 69 of which are children. Their mission is to help willing people gain dignity and independence.
3 ways to help: go to saminn.org and access our
- urgent needs list
- our amazon wish list
- simply click on the donate now button to support the mission at the Inn.
Support Our Soldiers
Support Our Soldiers, encourage you to have your little ones write letters to our troops. You can send those letters of thanks and gratitude to our soldiers to:
Support Our Soldier Headquarters
616 Shelby Road #C
Fort Worth TX 76140