As we continue to navigate the difficult days and weeks ahead of us, it’s important to help out some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Although it might not be possible to volunteer, you can still contribute while maintaining social distance. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite Triangle charities and organizations that need your help the most.
Triangle Charities & Organizations Helping with COVID-19 Relief
Here are just a few Triangle charities and organizations that are worthy of your support. If you’re not sure what to donate, N95 masks and sanitation products are always helpful!
If you’re interested in contributing to your community but don’t know where to start, just reach out to Activate Good. This Raleigh group connects donors and volunteers with vetted local charities, and they have a complete guide to COVID-19-related causes.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is in dire need of volunteers across all five of its locations, as well as its distribution center. If you’re healthy, consider signing up for a shift to help serve those in need of food assistance. You can also host a virtual food drive or make a financial contribution.
NC Artist Relief Fund
Created by VAE Raleigh, Artspace, Theater Raleigh, PineCone, and the United Arts Council, this organization aims to support artists whose gigs were cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Feel free to donate to the cause or bid on creative toilet paper artwork to directly assist local artisans.
Oak City Cares
Oak City Cares actively works with Raleigh’s homeless population to create opportunities and provide them with the resources they deserve. At this time, OCC is in need of non-latex gloves, disinfectant wipes and sprays, and bottled water. If you’re healthy, you can also volunteer in-person.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is working to provide food assistance to those affected by school closings. They are currently accepting food donations (non-perishables only), as well as financial contributions. You can also host a virtual food drive if you want to donate while maintaining social distance!
Healthcare workers require adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to best serve their patients—especially if they work with older adults. Transitions Lifecare, a local hospice, is collecting surgical masks, N95 masks, home-made masks, eye shields and goggles, medical gowns, protective gloves, and sanitation supplies for those that need them the most.
SPCA of Wake County
Our furry friends need support during these tough times, too! The SPCA of Wake County is closed for adoptions until the end of April, and they unfortunately had to cancel two of their major fundraising events for the spring. However, you can still contribute by making a financial donation!
NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund
The Triangle is home to a thriving culinary scene—but many local restaurants have had to shut their doors due to the current health crisis. The NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund directly aids establishments affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. If you own a restaurant, you can request funds instantly.
Raleigh Rescue Mission
The Raleigh Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization that aims to end homelessness throughout the Triangle. Currently, they are still accepting donations of essential items—hand sanitizer and face masks are highly appreciated. You can also contribute financially or host a virtual fundraiser to support the cause.
Looking for More Triangle Charities & Organizations?
The Triangle is a fantastic place to call home, and our community needs support now more than ever. If you’re looking for more ways to give back, we’d love to offer a few suggestions. And if you’re thinking about buying or selling your home soon, we also have some virtual resources to make the process easy!