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The health and wellness of Edmontonians is core to our quality of life.

Edmontonians wishing to support the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts can make donations and volunteer their time.

Don't go to these locations in person. Visit their websites and learn more about how you can safely get involved.

Alberta Computers for Schools

Alberta Computers for Schools is a not-for-profit that refurbishes donated computer equipment and distributes it free of charge to schools, libraries, other not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities. By donating to Alberta Computers for Schools, you can give new life to laptops, desktops and monitors that are no longer in use, making a difference in the lives of those who do not have access to, or cannot afford to buy a computer.

Connect to Give

Many non-profit organizations are dedicated to serving those who are the most vulnerable during this pandemic. Here are listings of organizations in need of various forms of support (financial, supplies and volunteer needs) to support our community.

Edmonton Food Bank

While some individuals and families do access food directly from Edmonton's Food Bank, we are a central warehouse to over 250 agencies, churches, schools and food depots. These groups include the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA), Salvation Army, Hope Mission, among others.

Edmonton's Food Bank is working with many organizations in the community to address the unique food needs of many during COVID-19.  Visit our web page to learn how to donate.

Edmonton Food Bank

Meals on Wheels

Edmonton Meals on Wheels is committed to providing affordable, nutritious meals to vulnerable, homebound and isolated Edmontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations and volunteers to provide meal programs which promote health, well-being and independence for our clients.

We believe each person has the right to live an independent life. We also believe that age, mobility or injury should not dictate a person’s quality of life. When you donate to Edmonton Meals on Wheels, you are helping to ensure our clients receive a tasty, nutritious, affordable meal.

Donate

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF)

ECF connects donors to charities and causes that are important to the community. They've allocated $500,000 of unrestricted funds to seed the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and hundreds of donors added more—in order to respond quickly to urgent needs not addressed by others.

ECF is committed to the immediate needs and long-term recovery of Edmonton’s charitable sector. The COVID-19 RRF will help ensure that Edmonton’s most vulnerable communities receive supports they can rely on.

Donate

United Way

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how truly important it is to take action against the #unignorable issue of poverty. Poverty holds our community back from reaching its full potential and requires us to work together to find lasting solutions.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region mobilizes collective action to create pathways out of poverty for local families. By donating to United Way, you help support their ongoing work to tackle local poverty. Donation options also include designating for specific United Way COVID-19 relief efforts to help those who are affected by the current pandemic, or to work that addresses other local issues that you care about.

Donate

Homeward Trust

The “How You Can Help” section on their COVID-19 Resources page includes links to multiple organizations looking for donations: Mustard Seed, e4c, Boyle Street Community Services, Bissell Centre, YESS - Youth Empowerment Support Services.

Homeward Trust

REACH Edmonton

On the REACH Edmonton's COVID-19 Community Database you can find a list of links to organizations looking for financial donations and volunteer support: Campus Food Bank, Edmonton Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, BGCBIGS, VolunteerConnector.

REACH Edmonton

Volunteer Your Time

Alberta Cares Connector

While physical distancing and gathering restrictions are in place, there is still a need for healthy volunteers to help those in need. The Alberta Cares Connector is a one-stop-shop for people looking for ways to help. Volunteers can browse opportunities and filter by location, schedule, activity or cause.

Alberta Cares Connector

Volunteers and volunteer organizations must follow all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and those they help. Follow these safe volunteering guidelines to ensure your own health and safety while helping others.

Other ideas for volunteering in your community include:

  • Donating blood
  • Checking on neighbours
  • Offering to run errands or grab groceries
  • Donating items to shelters in need

Disclaimer

This page is for information purposes only, and the City of Edmonton is not soliciting donations of any kind, financial or in-kind. The City of Edmonton does not endorse, represent, or warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any information provided. Links to other websites are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement by the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton is not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information listed on this website.

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