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Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19

Dedicated to meeting the needs of people who are especially vulnerable to the negative effects of COVID-19. Donate through United Way and the Saskatoon Community Foundation: View>

Organizations in need

  • AIDS Saskatoon: Donate disposable cups & coffee
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters: The financial implications of two fundraising campaigns falling during this time means that financial support is needed. The cost for a mentor/mentee match for a year is $1,500, and any support is appreciated.
    • Also, BBBS always needs mentors, especially male mentors, and guys can apply online to be a mentor for when this passes: View>
  • Brevoort Park Community Association: donate non-perishable food and personal care items. View>
  • Donate to CHEP Good Food delivery, pay it forward, and your donation will go directly to buying a food box for someone who needs it. View>
  • Covid-19 Hospital Fund will support Saskatoon hospitals to help them respond: View>
  • Crisis Nursery: Staff on quarantine has increased their costs to continue to operate safely.
    • You can help by donating here: View>
    • The only items they are accepting as donations right now are bleach and disinfecting wipes. You can leave these items beside their building if you have any to donate. 1020 Victoria Avenue
  • CUMFI, currently have many kids in care with and without parents. Need donations of 30-50 laptops & tablets so kids can access learning technology. Can be dropped off at 315 Avenue M S, (306) 975-9999
  • Egadz continue with their kids programs, giving out diapers and formula and providing 50-60 food packs a day to families: View>
  • Elmwood Residences Inc: Hand sanitizer, lysol wipes, toilet paper, paper towel, treats to brighten the residents’ day
  • Empty Arms, canceled fundraising gala, looking for donations to continue services: View>
  • Friendship Inn: Currently serving 800-900 meals as take away meals during regular meal times. Trying to create solid meals for guests. Prefer cash donations: View> 
  • Ensure no kid feels isolated through COVID 19, volunteer with or donate to Kids Help Phone: View>
  • Donate to Islamic Relief Canada to help distribute essential items to vulnerable members of our community, & for them to create essential hygeine kits, food baskets & financial aid to numerous other organizations. View>
  • Lighthouse 
    • Donations of goods: limiting donations to specific items. Check which items are needed and for drop-off instructions on their regularly updated donation page: View>
    • Donate meals or cash at any time: View> 
    • Donate to their Home Again Program: View>
  • Support the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust provides funding to U of S students in financial need. View>
  • Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre: Supporting hundreds of families.
    • If going to the store, they need: Infant formula, whole grain pastas and cereals, canned fruits and, vegetables, canned meats and beans, 100% fruit juice, hearty soups and stews, gluten-free foods
    • If staying at home, they could use financial donations for bulk purchases: View>
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority: wants ma​​sk​s, n​​​on​-latex gloves, & disposable gowns in sealed boxes. They do not want sewn masks or gloves. Do not deliver directly to facilities. Details for drop off donations to come. View>
  • Saskatoon Community Foundation Response: View>
  • Saskatoon Council on Aging: Canceled fundraisers, seeking donations to assist seniors in need: View>
  • SPCA: Canceled fundraisers, seeking donations: View>
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raising funds for urgently needed ventilators: View>
  • The Bridge on 20th: Milk, Eggs, Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizers, Plastic bags, Shampoos, Towels
  • The Princess Shop provides grad dresses, mentorship, and post-grad support to female-identifying students in need. Had to cancel fundraiser which brings in $50,000 annually. Requesting financial donations to operate the Next Chapter (scholarship) and Fairy Godmother (mentorship) programs, along with Dress Program costs: View> 
  • White Buffalo Youth Lodge: Need beard & hair nets
  • YWCA Saskatoon: Donate pillows, baby formula, unscented body wash/shampoo/conditioner, cultery, mugs, glasses, towels, plates, gift cards, hand sanitizer. Call (306) 244-2844 to drop off

Join a Group

  • Islamic Association, offer of support to the elderly: View>
  • Stonebridge Parents Group, offers to the Stonebridge community of childcare: View>
  • Caswell Hill Group, offers of help to neighbours: View>
  • COVID Care YXE: View>
  • Caremongering-Saskatoon: View>
  • YXE Community Response for Kids: View>

Volunteer

  • Connect with Volunteer Opportunities at YXE Covid Response COVID 19: View>
  • Newcomer community members invited by Saskatoon Open Door to make facemasks (possible payment). If you would like to contribute your sewing skills, please see the following information and then contact the SODS Mask Project at facemaskproject@sods.sk.ca or text 306-321-6132
  • Support those that are isolated, vulnerable, elderly during this difficult time. To volunteer: Email>
  • Volunteer for grocery delivery View>
  • Volunteer as a crisis responder for Kids Help Phone: View>
  • Meals on Wheels needs volunteers – Raven @ (306) 655-4318
  • Volunteer with the Red Cross Friendly Phone Program, which matches seniors with volunteers: View>

Donate Stuff to Help

Donate your old phone and help people connect with their loved ones with Bolt Mobile. Use #operationlifeline : View>

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