How can I help?
Even in difficult times, every Danville resident can help the community at a local, county, and state level. Here are some ways you can make a difference:
Wellness Checks/ Find Your 5
Identify 5 people you know & trust to check in with regularly.
- Check on neighbors with a call, text, or talk through the door
- Neighbor Check Ins (PDF)
Take the way you stay connected to the next level with the following tools:
Donating Protective Equipment and Supplies for Healthcare Providers
Contra Costa Health Services is now accepting donations of protective equipment and supplies for use by healthcare providers throughout the county. Please check their website for acceptable donations and donation locations: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/donations
Donate Supplies for Seniors and Homeless
VESTIA is a non-profit organization that works directly with the Contra Costa County’s Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) to provide supplemental support to individuals and families receiving benefits. Hygiene kits (travel sized “convenience kits”), socks, and snack kits are some of the most requested items by homeless and senior clients who have trouble accessing supplies. Items can be ordered online and ship directly to VESTIA’s office. For VESTIA’s office address or to donate directly to VESTIA, visit www.vestiainc.org.
Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. Contact your local Meals on Wheels organization, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
Make Homemade Facemasks for At-Risk Community Members
Help sew masks or donate materials through The Free Masketeers. For more information on how to get involved, visit The Free Masketeers (https://sites.google.com/view/the-free-masketeers/home).
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there is an ongoing critical need for donated blood. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and donate to ensure there’s lifesaving blood available for those who need it the most. Visit the American Red Cross for more information on how you can help: http://redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive
Volunteer at Local Food Banks
Food banks are in great need of volunteers to help pack and sort food. They are taking precautions to prioritize volunteer safety. Visit California Association of Food Banks at www.CAfoodbanks.org.
Interested in Volunteering to Help?
We may be stuck at home alone, but we are all in this together! Click here to register to volunteer and be part of the COVID-19 Community Response Program. As needs within our community are identified, volunteers will be notified of opportunities to help. Opportunities can vary from no to minimal person-to-person contact. Register here (https://www.danville.ca.gov/344/Service-Project-Listing-Registration).