Help Your Community Now

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many of us are facing the stark new realities that come with sheltering in place. It’s a difficult time. It’s also the perfect time to help those in our communities who are most at risk: the elderly and vulnerable and essential healthcare workers on the front lines of caring for us all. Here’s how you can help now.

Help Seniors

Seniors Around Town (Orinda only)
Need: no-contact errands determined with individual by phone
Contact: Email Cathy or call 925-402-4506 for details

Lamorinda Village
Need: volunteer to run no-contact errands for home bound seniors
Contact: Email Kathryn or call 925-283-3500

Aegis Living Moraga
Need: uplifting cards and comfort blankets
Contact: Karen Boccabella at 925-478-7327 or email Tina

Oakland At Risk
Matches healthy low-risk volunteers with at-risk people. Looking for volunteers in Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro and Alameda.

East Bay Mutual Aid
Matches healthy low-risk volunteers with at-risk people in the Berkeley community.

Meals on Wheels of Alameda County

Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa County

Help Oakland Seniors
Need: shop for and deliver food; drop off medication

Donate to Food Banks

Farms to Food Banks
Need: donations through GoFundMe campaign


Alameda County Community Food Bank:
Need: financial and food donations.

Donate to Hospitals

Need: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), like medical gloves, N-95 masks, protective face shields, medical gowns.

How to Donate:
Fill out this form at #GetMePPEBayArea to donate and/or volunteer to organize, pick up and deliver items.

Find confirmed requests from specific Bay Area hospitals and organizations on KQED’s site.

Drop off or mail donated supplies to the following facilities:

Contra Costa County
John Muir Health 
Walnut Creek Medical Center&nbsp
175 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek</br 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Lamorinda Tooth Buds Pediatric Dentistry
3501 School Street, Lafayette

Alameda County
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
747 52nd Street, Oakland
Ambassador Desk

Kaiser Permanente Oakland
Need: goggles (non-vented), face shields, hand sanitizer, masks (N95, surgical and isolation), isolation or surgical gowns, Clorox wipes

Mail to
Kaiser Permanente
275 West MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Attention: Hospital Command Center

Drop off
Oakland Medical Center
275 West MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Curb-side drop off alongside the Oakland Hospital between Howe Street and Piedmont Avenue.

San Francisco County
UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center
1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
Semicircle Driveway

UCSF Mission Center Building
1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco
Entrance to parking lot on Harrison at 15th Street

Support Low Income Students & Families

Meadow Homes – a TK-5 Dual Language school Need: Hygiene supplies, groceries, Chromebooks, other technology
Contact: Email Kathryn Fireman, Principal

How to Donate: The best way to help is through the school’s GoFundMe page, established by the school’s principal.

Community Education Project – serves homeless and highly mobile children 
 Gently used and new book donations through June 20
How to donate: Drop off books at 136 Overhill Road, Orinda


Donate Items to Pediatric Patients

Donate to Homeless Shelters

Help People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)

Las Trampas Inc.
Need: hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, dish soap, toilet tissue, 2% milk, bread, deli meats, canned goods, frozen dinners and other food to use to make nourishing and healthy meals.

Drop off
Las Trampas Campus
3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Click here for a printable sign to color and hang in your window and show support to the Black community!

Please let us know of any other organizations in need of volunteers or donations and we will continue to add to this list.

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