Coronavirus: How to help

Here are ways you can help during the coronavirus pandemic:

• Salvation Army and Sinclair Cares joined forces to create a "Your Neighbor Needs You" relief fund. To donate visit

• Dayton Foundation has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund which will distribute all proceeds to vetted nonprofit organizations. To donate visit

• Crayons to Classrooms is seeking donations of new or slightly used school and office supplies such as pencils, notebooks, paper, art supplies, scissors, facial tissue and backpacks. To view a full list of accepted items visit

• Support Dayton and the Downtown Dayton Partnership have a list of links to local businesses at and Support our local businesses by using available services.

• 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

• Ohio Restaurant Association is looking for monetary donations to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. To give visit or email

• 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

• 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,

• 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

• 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 or call 937-476-7521. 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 or look at a list of accepted items visit 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 Patterns and materials can be provided.

• Premier Health is looking for people who have recovered from coronavirus to donate plasma. Premier is also accepting donations of supplies and equipment, food, financial support and words of encouragement for patients and staff. For ways to help visit or contact Premier asks that donations are not dropped off directly at hospital entrances, emergency departments or physician office locations. The health network is not able to accept donations of homemade food.

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