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In the Edmonton way, our community is working together to help those impacted by COVID-19.

‘Edmonton Gives’ is for Edmontonians wishing to support the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. This web page offers connection points to non-profit and social agency partners serving vulnerable Edmontonians during this pandemic, and accepting support (financial, supplies and volunteers) to aid in their efforts. Please connect with the organizations through the links below, to find out more.

Ways to Give

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

Donate Funds

Edmonton Community Foundation

Edmonton Community Foundation (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

Edmonton's Food Bank 

Edmonton's Food Bank is a central warehouse to over 250 agencies, churches, schools and food depots working to address the unique food needs of many organizations in the community during COVID-19. This includes the Islamic Family and Social Services Association, Salvation Army, and Hope Mission, among others. 

Donate

Homeward Trust

The “How You Can Help” section on Homeward Trust’s COVID-19 Resources page includes links to multiple organizations looking for donations, including the Mustard Seede4cBoyle Street Community ServicesBissell Centre and YESS.

Homeward Trust

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. As a not-for-profit organization, Meals on Wheels relies on donations and volunteers to provide meal programs which promote health, well-being and independence for their clients.

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

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.

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:

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

Alberta Cares Connector

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, including: Campus Food Bank, Edmonton's Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, BGCBIGS, VolunteerConnector.

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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.

For More Information

Email EdmontonGives@edmonton.ca

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