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Ways to help and get help during COVID-19

Donate money to the COVID-19 response fund
Through the Seattle Foundation

Donate money to the WA Food Fund
Through Philanthropy Northwest

Donate money to nonprofits
King County Employee Giving Program

Sponsor a food box
Through the Rapid Relief Team

Organizations: Offer your help, or make a request
Match needs with offers from other nonprofit organizations and businesses through the King County Regional Donations Connector.

Volunteer opportunities
Through the United Way

What's in need

For the response

  • AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) Level 2 surgical gowns
  • N95 masks
  • Sanitizing wipes

To donate supplies to healthcare facilities and first responders, please email us at

For community-based organizations

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, face shields, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Non-perishable food
  • Hand-made masks

 To donate supplies to community organizations, please visit the King County Regional Donations Connector.

Find ways to get help

About these efforts

King County government is working with regional private and public sector organizations to direct donations to agencies in need – and the people they are charged to serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the response effort moves into a critical phase, people, businesses and non-profits are searching for an effective means to make sure services, supplies and funding reach health care providers, first responders (e.g. firefighters, law enforcement, medical and healthcare providers), and social service entities working on the front lines.

Toward that end, we have established the King County Regional Donations Connector to serve three purposes:

  1. Provide a system that allows donations and offers of assistance to be used in the response effort.
  2. Provide an online “marketplace” where offering organizations can be matched to those in need.
  3. Provide the public with an easily searchable list of resources. 

Donating individuals, agencies and businesses are invited to share what they have to contribute (i.e. funding, surgical supplies, masks, counseling etc.) and link up with frontline organizations.

Thank you to the following organizations who have already contributed:

  • Alaska Airlines - Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport (SEA) for donating entertainment tablets for patients at our field sites
  • A-SHOC Energy Drinks for 47 cases of energy drinks for first responders (for fire stations and the National Guard)
  • AT&T for 65 phones to distribute to outreach organizations for distribution to homeless individuals
  • Blue Water Taco Grill  for 40 boxes of lunches for the King County Emergency Management response team
  • Coca-Cola for providing ongoing donations of Powerade and water to patients at the Assessment and Recovery Centers and for a donation of 1,900 cases of Powerade to Food Lifeline
  • Coupang for 2,400 N95 respirators
  • David Couillard for 18 laser cutter face shields
  • Degh Tegh Community Kitchen A Sikh Humanitarian Effort for providing supplies to Solid Ground
  • DoorDash for providing lunch for our first responders
  • Dude Products for 6,000 sanitizer wipes to be distributed by the Department of Community and Human Services to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Eastside Fire & Rescue for 35 oxygen masks to support the Assessment and Recovery Centers
  • Facebook Seattle for donating more than 85,000 gloves, masks and thermometers
  • Facebook Oculus for the 320 faceshields, the first shipment of many anticipated
  • Geoffrey Heller for 50 3D print face shields 
  • Harbor Wholesale Foods for 45 cases of nitrile gloves
  • Hmong Farmers of Pike Place Market for 40 bunches of tulips to brighten the day for workers at the King County Emergency Operations Center
  • Jacquelyn Fuzell-Casey for 300 FDA-approved latex-free gloves
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 25,000 surgical masks
  • Monica Paolimi for 100 surgical masks and 15 KN95 masks
  • Nordstrom for 50,000 surgical masks
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation for donating masks to HealthPoint
  • Pacific Science Center for donating masks and gloves
  • PDX Hackerspace for 100 face shields, the first shipment of several hundred anticipated 
  • Port of Seattle for donating over 8,300 masks
  • Rapid Relief Team for donating 525 food buckets (equivalent of 2,100 meals) to Rainier Valley Food Bank and Mary's Place
  • SCGC Capital, Inc. (coordinated by Li Li), Inspur USA, Inc. (coordinated by Joe Jin), Mei-Yea Liao and the Gates Foundation for buying 770 tablets and charging stations to provide telehealth services for our Assessment and Recovery Centers
  • Seattle Entrepreneurship Club for 2,000 N95 masks
  • Seattle Municipal Court for 6,500 nitrile gloves
  • Starbucks for twice daily coffee and pastries deliveries to the Assessment and Recovery Centers
  • Tesla Stem High School for 400 face shields
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka for 450 gallons of hand sanitizer with two pumps and one pallet of 375 ml. bottles, along with 2,100 KN95 masks, 2,400 nitrile gloves and 100 spare empty bottles
  • University of Washington Department of Chemistry for 50 boxes of nitrile gloves
  • UberEats for transporting the Starbucks coffee and pastries to the Assessment and Recovery Centers
  • UFCW21 for 420 N95 respirators, 3 P95 One Step, 1,000 surgical masks, 150 other masks, 9,200 exam gloves and 100 sterile alcohol pads
  • We Got This Seattle for hot meals to all staff and residents at the Assessment and Recovery Center two days a week
  • Wildwood Spirits Co. for 75 gallons of hand sanitizer 
  • Xander Garcia for 6 boxes of nitrile gloves
Who is the Connector for?
  • Private and public entities with something to donate
  • Community and faith-based organizations with specific needs
  • The general public who wants to help in practical ways
What types of donations are allowed?
  • Funding
  • Food - Contact your local food bank.
  • Non-perishable goods
    • Medical supplies
    • Sanitary supplies
  • Facility space
  • Services
    • Counseling (legal, mental health, etc.)
    • Labor
    • Janitorial
    • Catering
    • Event planning
What's not included?

Volunteers. Please visit United Way or other local volunteer organizations for opportunities to service your community.

Public Health-Seattle & King County updates

To learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), get latest updates regarding the regional response, and access specific recommendations and guidelines, visit

King County call center

If you are a King County resident and have symptoms of COVID-19 or questions, call 206-477-3977. This helpline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators are able to connect with a third-party interpreter.

Washington State call center

If you have questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms, call 800-525-0127 and press #. This helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Toll Free 1-800-523-5044

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