Here’s How To Help Those In Need

Written by on April 23, 2020

There are a lot of ways to help those in our community who are in need. We’ll continue to update this page as we find more ways for you to provide support through volunteering your time or making a financial contribution.

The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is seeking people who are fully recovered from the coronavirus to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients. Patients who have fully recovered following a COVID-19 diagnosis may have antibodies in their plasma that can help those with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. You can find out more about donating plasma, donating blood if you’re healthy, and other volunteer opportunities by clicking here.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin is an essential resource for those facing hunger. They are anticipating the need to distribute up to 100,000 boxes of food over the next 6-8 weeks. This has lead to the increased need for volunteers. Volunteers are working in large, open spaces to accommodate appropriate social distancing. Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Every dollar helps Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin with their mission. For just $50, you can provide 150 meals! Click here to make a monetary donation.

Adopt a cow to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin provide 70,000 gallons of milk to those facing hunger in Wisconsin. A week’s worth of milk is only $36. Click here to adopt a cow!

The United Way of Dane County is in need of volunteers to help with COVID-19 relief, including curbside pick-up, delivery, food prep, and more. Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

If you know someone in need of help finding food pantry information, they can call 2-1-1 (877-947-2211) to be connected to the United Way of Dane County.

The Community Action Coalition‘s services are by appointment-only until futher notice. To donate or find ways to help support CAC, click here.

Donate non-perishable items to the Goodman Center Food Pantry and support their pre-packed meal bags. Click here for more information.

There are several Meals on Wheels opportunities to help get food to the elderly and those vulnerable to COVID-19…
Click here to connect with Independent Living’s program.
Click here for Meals on Wheels in Wisconsin with SSM Health.
Click here to help Home Health United Meals on Wheels.

Walk for Dyslexia—In Your Own Neighborhood! Madison Area Children’s Dyslexia Center offers the opportunity to skip the unpredictable weather while still making a difference! Funds raised support the Madison Area Children’s Dyslexia Center. Their one-on-one tutoring program (which continues during social distancing by using online technology) helps children succeed in reading. On May 16, walk around your neighborhood and virtually participate in the 11th annual Walk for Dyslexia—and the first time ever that you could participate without all the hassle of leaving your house and talking to other people. Click here to register! 

If you know of any other opportunities to help that are not listed here, please email us at


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