Coronavirus in Ohio: How you can help


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – If you want to provide help during the COVID-19 outbreak, the following organizations are in need or accepting donations for those in need. If your organization is in need of donations, please email

The Kroc Center Dayton is asking for monetary donations so that it can continue to help aid families in need through assistance with food or payments to help with rent and mortgages. Click here to donate.

The Boys & Girls Club of Dayton is asking for community support through donations of money or goods and by community leaders getting involved by hosting a live-streamed book reading, demo or other activity. Click here for details.

Volunteers are needed in Clark County as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of citizens and the community. Click here for more information.

Victory Project is holding donation drives on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Click here to sign up for a time slot or click here to donate money.

Click here to donate all or part of your stimulus check to the #StimulusChallenge. This fund is giving 50 percent of the donations to local non-profits and 50 percent to local businesses.

The Ohio Restaurant Association has created an employee relief fund to help some of the state’s 585,000 employees. Click here to apply or donate.

Crayons to Classrooms is in need of supplies to keep their shelves stocked for teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Items can be dropped off at Fairfield Commons Mall and the Dayton Mall. Click here for a list of needed items. Click here to shop from the organization’s Amazon wishlist.

Premier ProduceOne is donating boxes of fresh produce to healthcare workers. Click here to buy a box for them to donate.

Dayton Children’s Hospital Foundation launched a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund intended to offset expenses from the pandemic. Click here to read more or make a donation.

The Community Blood Center is taking emergency measures to avert a regional blood shortage. Donors who have recovered from COVID-19 and that test negative are needed for their plasma. Click here to schedule an appointment or call 937-461-3220.

The Dayton Foodbank is asking for donations to purchase more food for local families in need. Click here to donate online or click here for instructions on how to donate by mail.

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio is accepting donations for their Pandemic Emergency Fund. Click here to donate.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum is donating all of its proceeds for its Dr. Fauci bobblehead to the 100 Million Mask Challenge. Click here to pre-order the bobblehead.

The Downtown Dayton Partnership has a list of open local businesses. Click here to see what restaurants are open or click here to see what retail and service businesses are open.

The State of Ohio is asking for companies, educational facilities, and other organizations that may have personal protective equipment (PPE) that could be used to donate it to the state. Click here to submit a detailed donation form.

The YMCA of Greater Dayton is in need of PPE while it operates as a Pandemic Child Care Center. Click here to donate to local YMCA chapter.

Click here to see the full list of items needed at the YWCA.

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County is in need of supplies and PPE for its Emergency Operations Center. Click here for a list of needed equipment and where you can donate supplies.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio are offering help to those in poverty with food, safety and income needs or facing eviction. Click here for more information.

The City of Dayton is collecting cloth face masks for non-healthcare workers who provide essential services. Click here for more information.

Consider supporting a local farmer by ordering a Community Supported Agriculture box.

COHHIO is collecting donations for a pandemic emergency fund for homeless shelters.

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