COVID -19 Local Volunteer Opportunities & Resource

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List of Local Support links, Volunteer Information, & Miscellaneous Resources

 

Please email or text Jacky Foster to add opportunities. She is sharing with as many people as she can. jackyfoster@comcast.net, 978-580-5581.

 

FOOD SERVICE AND NEEDS

Acton Food Pantry

https://www.actonfoodpantry.org/  Distribute Wednesdays from 10-7 & Thursdays from  9:30-11:30. To donate or volunteer or if you need services, call 978-635-9295.

Open Table

https://www.opentable.org/covid-19/   - Doing drive-through pantries on Tuesdays from 1-6:30 & Thursdays from 3-6:30PM @ Maynard Municipal Parking lot (Main Street by the Fine Arts Theater). Check the website or call:
978-369-2275.

Stow Food Pantry

http://stowfoodpantry.com/   Open for pick-ups three time a week. To donate (funds only, no food): Stow Food Pantry, PO Box 437, Stow, MA 01775. To volunteer or for services, email or call: stowfoodp@gmail.com, 978-897-4230.

Sudbury Food Pantry

http://sudburyfoodpantry.org/covid-19-response-plan-english/   Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:15. To volunteer (15 needed each time), call Mary Novak: 978-443-8565.

Loaves & Fishes (Devens)

Temporarily closed. Check website for updates: https://loavesfishespantry.org/ If you need services, contact clientservices@loavesfishespantry.org.

Provide Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

www.growingplaces.org

Make & Deliver Meals to Shelters in Worcester – First Parish Bolton initiative

Need 1: Provide meal assistance to Worcester shelters:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4faba823a1f58-shelter

Need 2: Deliver Meals to elderly in Clinton & Lancaster:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044bada928a0ff2-wheat

OTHER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Bolton Community Fund

https://boltoncommunityfund.org/faqs/  Contact Mary Garcia for updated needs: leapforward@aol.com, 978-337-3571.

Warm Hearts

https://warmheartsofstow.com/  No volunteer opportunities at this time. To donate, see the website. (Catherine Hamill is investigating future opportunities.)

Acton-Boxborough United Way

https://www.abuw.org/index.php/en/  Plenty of volunteer opportunities: See website.

Clear Path for Veterans

https://www.clearpathne.org/  They are providing boxed meals at Devens:

https://www.clearpathne.org/clear-path-for-veterans-new-england-pop-up-empowerment-centers/

To volunteer:  https://clearpathnewengland.formstack.com/forms/empowerment_volunteer

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts

https://ncmhabitat.org/  Contact Carolyn for volunteer opportunities: office@ncmhabitat.org or (978) 348-2749. No urgent needs at this time, and she will update the club as needed.

Healing Garden

https://healinggardensupport.org/    Closed now, but they have a wish list for donations. See the website, and email Kelly as instructed: Kelly@healinggardensupport.org

Household Goods

https://householdgoods.org/   Closed through May 4.

Red Cross Blood Bank

https://www.redcross.org/give-blood   Most donation locations and slots were booked out a few weeks, so check back

often.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

https://www.arcpointlabs.com/woburn/

  

Other SERVICE AND DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

Make Masks for Neighbors

Email Ann Marie for instructions and more information: kahershberger@comcast.net.

Support Nurses & Other Medical Staff

Folks are actively collecting snacks and other packaged goodies for nurses and other responders to give them nourishment as they perform their duties. To donate, contact Jacky to arrange pick-up or drop-off:  jackyfoster@comcast.net, 978-580-5581.

P.S. May 6 is National Nurses Day.

Provide Meals to Front-Line Personnel

Blackbird Café in Acton has connected with Emerson Hospital and local police and fire departments to prepare and deliver meals to them. Currently they make two deliveries per week of sixty meals each to Emerson, and will increase the number based on donations: myblackbirdcafe.com. Click on Meals for Frontline Workers. A box that says “ORDER FOR PICKUP” comes up.  Leave the “order now, ready in 15-20 min.” circle filled.  (Although confusing, leave it.) Click on that box and you will see a display of choices of how many meals you want to donate.  Choose what you want and check out.  

Stow Community Chest
Donate to Covid-19 Relief Fund: https://www.stowcommunitychest.org/relief-fund

 Other resources

Domestic Abuse

https://www.thehotline.org/help/   1-800-787-3224

MA Legal HELP

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/lt1-chapter-6-protections-against-shut-offs 

General information if needed.

Stow Community Chest
Guide to Human Services: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a107a3964b05f28b91f2c62/t/5bedbe514fa51a83f397b77b/1542307441541/scc-guide.pdf

Stow Council on Aging
Executive Director: Alyson Toole: coa@stow-ma.gov

Outreach Coordinator: Martha Shea: coa2@stow-ma.gov

Office: 978-897-1880

Lancaster COA and Community Center
Executive Director:  Alexandra Turner: alixturner@gmail.com
Bolton Council on Aging
Executive Director: Heather Goodsell: coaprograms@townofbolton.com

Outreach Coordinator: Lisa D’Eon

Office: 978-779-3314