Local Organizations

COVID-19 RESPONSE #CareIsntCanceled

VOLUNTEER

We are mobilizing to serve during COVID-19

Take Action with Local Orgs

Volunteer with local organizations responding to COVID-19 (see below), or go to the Love Fullerton Website where we are housing a list of local projects!

  • Scroll down for local organization asks
  • Go to LoveFullerton.org for a list of local projects

COVID-19 VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Questions? Send us an email at info@ocunited.org

Food & Supplies Needed

Provide and / or deliver much needed food & supplies to people in our community who need it most during this time.

Support Local Organizations

If you are part of a local organization and could use help,
send us an email with your local needs (Email brandonm@ocunited.org or jayw@ocunited.org).

Please send an email with the following information:

  1. Category of Need (Homelessness, Seniors & Medical Needs, Encouragement, etc)
  2. Name of your Organization
  3. Category of Service (Donation or Volunteer)
  4. Description of the need / volunteer opportunity
  5. Contact Person and website for more info.

St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton

  • Needs unopened disinfecting bleach wipes.
  • Donation bin and security guard available to accept donation at roundabout on E. Valencia Mesa Drive.

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Pathways of Hope

  • Hope Fund: Help provide emergency aid directly to the most vulnerable households in North Orange County.
  • Donate perishable, non-perishable goods and bags: Mon-Fri from 9am-11am (611 S Ford Ave, Fullerton)

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Solidarity / JOYA

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, JOYA Scholars & partner nonprofit Solidarity are working to provide much-needed food & supplies to our Garnet & Maple families. During the next few weeks, our goal is to ensure that our families have access to the resources they need as many become impacted by reduced job security and growing financial concerns.

What Can I Do Today?

  1. Donate in-person or via Amazon Wish List
    • In-Person Drop Off: If you would like to donate any amount of nonperishable food, essential household supplies, or grocery store gift cards, you are welcome to drive up to our distribution site/Solidarity’s office (601 E Valencia Dr, Fullerton, CA 92832 on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 9am-12pm), & we will come out to collect them.
    • Amazon Wish List: CLICK HERE
    • Our Neighbors Greatest Needs: CLICK HERE
  2. Know of any food distribution sites? Please let me know and we will add it to our list, as our families have reported some of the listed pantries to be highly impacted.
  3. Read the full response email: CLICK HERE

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CityNet

Help us be proactive in protecting our staff, clients, volunteers and partners against COVID-19, today!

  • Donation needs: Hand Sanitizer, masks, disinfectant wipes, cases of water, bandanas, underwear (men and women)
  • Emergency Shelter Volunteers:
    • Volunteers and donations are needed to support daily emergency shelter operations for Breakfast (7:30 am – 9:30 am), Lunch (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) and Dinner (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm).
    • Locations: Santa Ana & Anaheim
    • Duties include: Unloading To-Go Meal Boxes from food truck, setting up serving area, passing out meal boxes, clean and breaking down area once complete.
    • Requirements: Must be 18 – 65 years of age and in good health, Able to lift up to 30 lbs., Can commit to two days a week for at least 3 weeks
    • Email GetInvolved@citynet.org your interest in volunteering and a City Net representative will contact you with orientation next steps.
  • Vital Donation Needs: Click Here

Note: The health and safety of volunteers, nonprofit team members, and the community are a top priority at all volunteer locations and is addressed by each participating nonprofit organization.

Email getinvolved@citynet.org to coordinate donation drop off.

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OCAPICA

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)

Our main need is businesses/organizations that are in need of employment assistance and want to sign on either as sites that will partner with our Youth Work Experience Program, or places that will hire our participants who are in need of temporary/permanent employment during this time. We want to be a resource to anyone who is in need of assistance during this time. That goes for both businesses and youths who may need employment.

  • If you’re a business contact Daniel at dramos@ocapica.org or 714-698-9253.
  • If you’re a youth (out of school, ages 16-24) contact Kendra Rode at krode@ocapica.org or 714-312-6182
  • Note: The health and safety of volunteers, nonprofit team members, and the community are a top priority at all volunteer locations and is addressed by each participating nonprofit organization.

For more information, visit www.ocapica.org

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La Mesa Shelter / Illumination Foundation

  • Make a DonationCLICK HERE
  • Items Requested
    • Craft Kits
    • Games
    • Activities
  • Amazon Wish List: CLICK HERE

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Mercy House

At Mercy House, our goal is simple: to end homelessness for those we serve. With your help and the help of all our supporters each year we place hundreds of individuals and a growing number of families in permanent housing while also saving hundreds more from becoming homeless in the first place.

  • With more than 150,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in California, we need your help.
  • Make a DonationCLICK HERE

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Fullerton School District

  • Check back for updated needs.

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OC United Together

  • COVID-19 Response Main Page – CLICK HERE
  • Volunteers Requested through Love Fullerton – CLICK HERE
  • Food, Hygiene Materials, and Supplies for Programs Requested – LIST OF ITEMS
  • Community Resources available for ALL – Including Training, Workshops, Online Programs for Children, Etc – CLICK HERE

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