Volunteering & Donations

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Ways to Help

You’re doing your part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Sonoma County: sheltering in place, washing your hands, practicing physical distancing, avoiding large gatherings. For some, that’s enough. Others may be thinking, “Now what?” The answer: Donate. Volunteer. Advocate

Donate

Money

To best meet immediate needs and to protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 response, local nonprofits request financial donations instead of clothes or used items. Donate to your favorite organization or to one of these organizations that provide grants and funding to nonprofits and community members:

  • United Way of the Wine Countryorg/donate
    Donate online or by check, or make a gift of stocks and securities.
  • Community Foundation Sonoma Countysonomacf.org
    Give to the regional COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund.
  • Undocufundhttps://undocufund.org/donate
    Donate online or by check.

Blood

Donating blood is always a plus in any crisis. Now is no exception. There is an urgent need to replenish blood supplies in Sonoma County. To donate, visit vitalant.org to make an appointment.

Where to Make a Charitable Donation

Throughout this emergency, hundreds of community non-profit agencies have been doing an incredible job supporting people in need in our county. We’re hearing from residents that they’d like to donate funds to help with the work.

We encourage you to donate what you can to your favorite local non-profit, or one of these organizations that provide grants and funding to local non-profits and community members.

Volunteer

In Sonoma, Marin, Solano, and Napa counties, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) work with government and nonprofit agencies to assess community needs when a disaster strikes. It’s crucial to make sure our community members stay safe, healthy, fed and connected to social services. Find out how you can donate your time by visiting The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership – COVID Response

California Volunteers launched the #CaliforniansForAll service initiative to connect Californians with safe volunteer opportunities and encourage those unable to physically volunteer to think creatively about ways to make a difference in their communities. Visit: californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19.

Advocate

Use your voice. Get educated about the COVID-19 emergency and share information with your friends and social media network. Be a voice for how others can be there for each other during this challenging time of staying at home and physical distancing. Find out more about COVID-19 in Sonoma County at SoCoEmergency.org. Lend your voice to causes that need support by contacting your elected officials – local, state, and federal.

Personal Protective Equipment Donations

The County of Sonoma is currently seeking donations for items that support our regional healthcare employees to help keep the community safe.

The primary items needed include:

  • New unused N-95 masks with or without the valve
  • Unopened protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused original packaging hospital gowns
  • Tyvek coats and bodysuits
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Bleach
  • Face shields

Please contact (707) 565-1363 or Donations@sonoma-county.org with any support you might be able to provide.