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. 

  • Adopt a Health Care Worker program is available for those wanting to support individuals working in hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities. 
  • 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.
  • 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 10:30 a.m. to 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
  • Donate Blood, Platelets, or Plasma: Both blood and platelet donations are in need at local blood centers. Please do not donate blood if you are not feeling healthy or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If you have had COVID-19, your plasma contains antibodies that could help current patients suffering from COVID-19. 
  • Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County is in need of several donation items. To donate, send a message to their Facebook page or email. 
  • 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. To donate masks (commercial or homemade), please leave them outside the United Way office door (1150 5th Street, Suite 290, Coralville).