This web page offers resources for those able to give help, and resources for those in need of receiving help. 

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Though many are struggling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many in our community have the ability to help in some way. Here's a list of groups you can help do good during this trying time.

Donate (Supplies or Money)

  • Community Foundation of Johnson County: The Community Foundation has activated its emergency response fund with a commitment of $25,000 for the community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Emergency Response Fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Johnson County working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Donations can be made on their website and by phone at 319-337-0483.
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP): The DVIP has a list of supplies in demand at this time. To view the supplies list, or to donate money or supplies, visit their website
  • Food Pantry for Pets: Pet food can be donated to the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center's Food Pantry for Pets, and will be provided to those in need. Supplies can be dropped off at the front door 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 3910 Napoleon Lane, Iowa City. They will see you through the window.
    • If you want to contribute to those in need, but want a shopping-free way to do so, you can do so through Leash on Life. Call 319-354-4334 or email to donate.  
  • Homemade Gowns Donations: For those wanting to sew washable gowns for healthcare facilities, view this guideline document. 
  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center: Concerns about the coronavirus have resulted in the depletion of Iowa's blood supply. If you are feeling healthy and can help out, call Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at 800-747-5401 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit their website. 
  • Shelter House: Donations are needed for the Emergency Shelter Services, specifically the items listed below. To donate, contact Jake Masters via email.
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Antibacterial soap
    • Disinfectant
    • Clear laundry soap
    • Toilet paper/paper towels
    • Bottle water/juice
    • Individual snacks
    • Adult backpacks
    • Adult underwear
  • United Way Community Disaster Relief Fund: Donations are used to help vulnerable families and populations in need. For more information, visit the website. 


  • United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties

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Child Care

Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) 

Emotional Support

Food Resources

Household Resources

Legal Support

  • Legal Information Hotline: The Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA), Iowa Legal Aid, and Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project have partnered to create a hotline offering support to Iowans with legal concerns related to COVID-19. The hotline phone number is 1-800-332-0419.
  • Iowa Legal Aid: 

Refugees and Immigrants Information 

Student Resources