If you’re not an essential worker you may be wondering how you can help the community during the quarantine. Here are a few ideas, I know there are more so please email, Kristy.email@example.com, so we can add to the list! Stay safe friends and lets support those working endlessly to keep us healthy, those being effected by the shutdown and our neighbors!
Local Hospitals and health agencies are asking for home sewn face masks and supply donations. Here is the information for Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg, Bon Secour, Colonial Behavioral Health and Riverside.
Williamsburg Hearts for Healthcare
Check this local Facebook group, Williamsburg Hearts for Healthcare ❤️, for great ideas from donating Girl Scout Cookies to healthcare workers to placing a candle in your window in honor of those on the front lines. Great ideas!
Pickup or Order Dinner
Lets be honest this is a win win! You’re supporting a local business that has been effected and you don’t have to cook! If you can swing a dinner or just a coffee then come and support one of these local eateries who have chosen to stay open and offer curbside and delivery! Here is the list of restaurants that are offering pickup or delivery.
Williamsburg Farmers Market is now viral
Small business have taken a HUGE hit. You can still get fresh local produce and goodies for pickup or delivery. All you do is place your order online before Wednesdays at 5 pm.
Now more than ever blood donation is needed. Check here for more information on how to donate during the pandemic.
There are more people out walking in the neighborhood getting fresh air so why not leave a message or artwork that will brighten someones day.
Draw a picture and we will share it
With nursing homes limiting mail that is coming in the best way to get a picture out is to send it virtually. SO draw or color a picture then snap a photo and email it to Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post it on our Facebook page for everyone to see!
Many of the health care workers on the front lines are in need of supplies. Masks, Gloves, Clorox/Lysol, Hand Sanitizer. If you can donate any of the above items Colonial Behavioral Health asks that you call Robin Wyatt at (757)897-3509 to schedule a time to drop off the items. She is happy to coordinate times with any donors. Lackey Clinic needs supplies to keep their patients at home and out of hospitals, check their list here.
If you are fortunate enough to have a little extra money, consider donating to a local organization. Virginia Living Museum is in need of donations. You can give through their Facebook page or on their website. Gifts of this nature are used immediately to support the museum! The VLM is a non-profit 501(c)3 so your gift is tax-deductible.
Visit Network Peninsula to find out the needs of local non-profits during this time. This is a great site with LOTS of information!
Please fill free to share or send us more ideas and we’ll add it to the list. Stay safe friends!