This web page offers resources for those able to provide help to those in need through donations, volunteering, or support to local businesses. Though many are struggling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many in our community have the ability to help in some way. 


  • Community Foundation of Johnson County has activated its Emergency Response Fund to provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted. Donate at their website or by calling 319-337-0483.
  • Coralville Food Pantry is in need of tote bags for food delivery. If you are a business with branded tote bags that you would like to donate, contact John Boller via email
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program has a list of supplies in demand and donation opportunities at their website. 
  • Food Pantry for Pets: Pet food can be donated to the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, 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.
    • You can contribute to those in need virtually with Leash on Life
  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center: Concerns about COVID-19 have resulted in the depletion of Iowa's blood supply. If you feel healthy, call the blood center at 800-747-5401 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County is in need of several donation items. To donate, send a message to their Facebook page or email. 
    • Donation Needs: diapers, baby clothes, feminine pads, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, hand soap, bar soap, laundry detergent, tooth paste, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, Pack & Plays, car seats, shelf stable food items, kids’ art supplies, all essential items for twins 
  • Shelter House: Help Shelter House help our neighbors in a time of acute and critical need by supporting with a financial donation or donation of items in need. To donate money, visit their website. To donate items, contact Jake Masters via email.
  • United Way Community Disaster Relief Fund: Donations are used to help vulnerable families and populations in need. 
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Local hospitals are in need of PPE donations: homemade masks and shields, N95 masks, isolation/surgeon masks, face masks with attached eye shield, full face shields, isolation gowns, latex-free gloves
  • Sewing Guidelines: For those wanting to sew washable gowns and masks for healthcare facilities, view these guidelines. 
  • United Way is helping to facilitate mask donations that will be distributed to local non-profits and agencies that are staying open to offer essential services. To donate masks (commercial or homemade), please leave them outside the United Way office door (1150 5th Street, Suite 290, Coralville). 

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