As our area continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19, this page will be regularly updated with known ways you can serve others in our community.
Three local organizations have reached out for help as they serve our community. The details and links are all laid out below. All of these opportunities are great ways for us to serve our community and fight anxiety and frustrations with love.
Valley Health needs fabric masks. They have set a goal of having 10,000 masks in 2 weeks. A limited amount of pre-cut mask kits are available. Kits may be requested through Volunteer Services by calling 540-536-8158. Curbside pickup will be offered for mask kit pickup. They ask that you request only the amount of masks that can be completed and returned in two days. One kit contains material for 10 masks. Joann’s has told us that they will have kits available Wed or Thurs next week. If you’re able to help in this way there are very specific instructions to follow. Check out https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/how-you-can-help/ for detailed instructions and how-to videos. You can also access the written instructions here. If You are unable to sew but would like to donate supplies or making kits contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have sewing skills please email me back so that we can work together to get you the supplies.
Bright Futures—Frederick/Winchester is a non-profit organization that helps schools connect student needs with resources that already exist in the community. They are working collaboratively with Frederick County and Winchester Public Schools to help students and families in need while schools are closed due to the coronavirus. Food and monetary donations are being accepted. View a list of the most needed items. Food donations can be dropped off at the Bright Futures Distribution Center, located at 178 Indian Hollow Road, at any time and should be placed in the bins located at the entrance to the center. Or, make a monetary donation via MySchoolBucks.
Bright Futures is also in need of donations of hand soap (Bars, large and small, and/or liquid). Next Wed. and Thurs., April 8th and 9th between 10 and 2 pm, there will be a bin under the canopy at James Wood Middle School on Amhurst for collection. It will be delivered to Bright Futures for their next distribution. If you are in Stephens City there will be a bin under the canopy of Trinity Lutheran Church also on Wed. and Thurs. If you have questions about any donation for Bright Futures you can send an email to email@example.com or call at 540-667-2490.
Foster Friends works with local churches to support and walk alongside our local foster care kids, and families in the Winchester surrounding areas. By meeting practical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They will coordinate drop off and pick up of donations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations Needed: Travel size liquid soap, Disinfectant wipes, Face masks (could be handmade from fabric), Gloves, Hand sanitizer, Travel size Lysol sprays, Portable Clorox wipes, Kindle fire tablets for virtual visitation with family members