• Project READ is looking for volunteer tutors for the Raise a Reader and Tutors Like Me initiatives along with the Youth Learning Services and Adult Learning Services programs. For more information on tutoring, email email@example.com. Project READ is also accepting book donations. There are currently 12 bins but the program is looking for businesses to help expand the donation bin locations. For large donations call the helpline at 937-461-7323. Bin locations can be found at project-read.org/book-donations. Monetary donations can be given at project-read.org or on Facebook at projectreaddayton. Project READ is also looking for a business to step up and purchase 1,000-2,000 tickets to the Concert for Literacy to provide to front line workers as a thank you for their response during the crisis.
• House of Bread is serving carryout meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. seven days a week. The organization is asking for monetary support as physical items may pose a risk to staff. For more information go to houseofbread.org.
• The Foodbank is currently doing a drive-through only pantry at 56 Armor Place in Dayton. The organization is also not accepting food donations from the public for the time being, but is seeking cash donations. Monetary donations can be made at the Food Bank's website, thefoodbankdayton.org.
• Homefull is looking for monetary donations and cleaning supplies. Donations can be shipped to 829 South Gettysburg Ave. or you can make a gift online by going to homefull.org/get-involved/give-money/.
• Dayton Foundation has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund which will distribute all proceeds to vetted nonprofit organizations. To donate visit daytonfoundation.org/covideresponsefund-how-to-give.html.
• YWCA Dayton has an Amazon Wish List for needs set up through Amazon Smile at ywcadayton.org/wishlist. YWCA is also taking financial donations at ywcadayton.org/donate and is asking for the community to send encouraging messages to residents, clients and staff. Send a message by mail to YWCA Dayton with attention to communications, 141 W. Third St., Dayton, OH, 45402 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Salvation Army and Sinclair Cares joined forces to create a "Your Neighbor Needs You" relief fund. To donate visit give.salvationarmyusa.org/campaign/sinclair-cares-covid-19/c277719.
• Ohio Restaurant Association is looking for monetary donations to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. To give visit ohiorestaurantsrelief.org/aws/MARX/pt/sp/RR_home_page or email email@example.com.
• Declare is updating a Living City Project page with a list of current volunteer opportunities and donation needs in the greater Dayton area. For more information visit declare.org/livingcityproject or call 937-476-7521. To register to volunteer go to declare.org/givehelp and for medical workers declare.org/givemedicalhelp. Volunteers will be required to meet the age, health and professional requirements of the organization they serve.
• Hannah's Treasure Chest provides children's supplies to various partner agencies throughout the Miami Valley. HTC has an urgent need for monetary donations, disinfectant wipes and crib mattresses. To make a financial gift visit hannahstreasure.org/wp1/. A list of other accepted items can be found at hannahstreasure.org/wp1/get-involved/donate/wish-list/. Items can be dropped off in donation bins located at 124 Westpark Road in Centerville. HTC is also looking for volunteers for the Blankets and Bears program. Anyone with an interest in sewing can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Patterns and materials can be provided.
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• Dayton Public Schools are accepting volunteers to assist with food distribution. To sign up go to dps.k12.oh.us/Food-Distribution.html and submit an • Greater Dayton Area Hospital Associationapplication. DPS asks that any volunteers be under the age of 50 and over the age of 18 or volunteer under the supervision of a parent/legal guardian. Volunteers can't reside with or come in regular contact with anyone over the age of 50 and in the past 14 days have not had a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
• Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association is looking for homemade masks and related supplies. Donations can be dropped off at St. Vincent de Paul, 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Dr. on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations should be delivered in plastic bags no larger than 13 gallons. For more information, including instructions on assembling masks, visit gdaha.org/1674-2/.