King County Regional Donations Connector
Ways to help and get help during COVID-19
Alert: Effective Thursday, October 1, 2020, King County's Donations Management Branch will be shut down and the email inbox will no longer be monitored. If you would like to make a donation to the County, please contact the Logistics Section at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate money to the COVID-19 response fund
Through the Seattle Foundation
Donate money to the WA Food Fund
Through Philanthropy Northwest
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.
What's in need
For the response
- Infrared thermometers
- AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) Level 2 surgical gowns
- N95 masks (preferred model 3M)
- Sanitizing wipes
To donate supplies to healthcare facilities and first responders, please email us at email@example.com
For community-based organizations
- Infrared thermometers
- 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
Developed by King County's Office of Equity & Social Justice, this guide includes resources for everyone, including undocumented immigrants, small businesses, the unemployed, and those who need help with housing, utilities, food or cash. Resources are also available in 20 different languages.
- Emergency food access resources
- Safeway Emergency Food Vouchers are available for Seattle families.
- During COVID-19 related school closures, students can access free meals.
- Sound Generations offers Meals on Wheels food delivery to older adults who have difficulty shopping or cooking. Call 206-448-5767.
- Regional Animal Services of King County's Pet Assistance Program, including mobile pet food banks.
- Washington Health Plan Finder is opening enrollment to qualified individuals until April 8, 2020. Apple Health enrollment is year-round.
- Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle City Light will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may receive a waiver of late fees and/or deferred payment plans. Contact your utility for more information.
- Washington State Employment Security Department has programs designed to help individuals and employers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn if you are eligible for, and how to apply, for unemployment benefits.
- The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by COVID-19, with information for managing your mortgage, rent, and personal finances.
- Call 211 or visit the Crisis Connections website if you need help accessing food, social services, or other emergency assistance.
- Washington State Employment Security Department has programs designed to help individuals and employers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Business continuity and resiliency
- Washington Small Business Development Center has a Business Resiliency Guide to help small business owners assess risks and make contingency plans to help recover from the immediate threat of COVID-19 and related long-term disruptions.
- Small businesses in King County are eligible to apply for up to $2 million in low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply online.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Link to this page: kingcounty.gov/emergency/donate
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:
- Provide a system that allows donations and offers of assistance to be used in the response effort.
- Provide an online “marketplace” where offering organizations can be matched to those in need.
- 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
- Atoms, Inc. for 14,000 cloth face masks for distribution to Public Health -- Seattle & King County and community health centers
- Blue Water Taco Grill for 40 boxes of lunches for the King County Emergency Management response team
- Bouchard, Tom, for 100 face shields
- Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine for 2,000 isolation gowns, 8,800 face shields, and 1,000 nitrile gloves
- 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, as well as 116 cases of soft drinks and smart water
- Couillard, David (Centre Coast) for 18 laser cutter face shields
- Coupang for 2,400 N95 respirators
- Creator Space for 1,350 ear Savers
- DoorDash for providing lunch for 35 of 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 Oculus for 940 face shields
- Facebook Seattle for donating more than 85,000 gloves, masks and thermometers
- Ford Motor Company for 20,000 face shields
- Fuzell-Casey, Jacquelyn for 300 FDA-approved latex-free gloves
- Garcia, Xander for 6 boxes of nitrile gloves
- Guangdong Shenpu Technology Company Ltd for 4,000 surgical masks
- Harbor Wholesale Foods for 45 cases of nitrile gloves
- Heller, Geoffrey for 50 3D print face shields
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 25,000 surgical masks
- King County Library System for e-library cards to people staying at the Assessment and Recovery Centers to stream movies, music, and e-books on the donated tablets
- Madison Park, Madrona and Capitol Hill Neighbors bought tulips grown by Hmong Farmers of Pike Place Market for 40 bunches of tulips to brighten the day for workers at the King County Emergency Operations Center
- Maker Force for 1,000 ear savers
- Nordstrom for 50,000 surgical masks
- Pacific Market International for 48,000 surgical masks
- Pacific Science Center for donating 1,000 masks and 800 gloves
- Paolini, Monica for 100 surgical masks and 15 KN95 masks
- PDX Hackerspace for 100 face shields, the first shipment of several hundred anticipated, and 2,970 ear savers, and 70 NIH-approved Budmen Face Shields
- Pete's Milk Delivery for 220 cases (12 cans @ 12 oz each case) of Olipop, a prebiotic drink
- Port of Seattle for donating over 8,300 N95 respirators
- Provide Now for 4,000 gloves, 600 masks, 247 two-ounce containers of hand sanitizer, 168 one-ounce containers hand sanitizer, along with tents, tarps, socks, underwear, wool blankets, sleeping bags, toiletries and cleaning supplies
- 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
- See's Candies for a variety of chocolates and goodies for staff at the Emergency Operations Center
- Starbucks for twice daily coffee and pastries deliveries to the Assessment and Recovery Centers (total of 192 coffee travelers and 1200 pastries)
- SYL Foundation for 5,000 disposable surgical masks and 100 protective gowns
- Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of North America for their generous donation of 30,000 disposable masks
- Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Seattle for 15,000 surgical masks and 4,800 KN95s
- Taiwanese community for raising more than $45,000, with which they bought and donated more than 12,500 isolation gowns
- Taiwanese Government for 10,500 surgical masks
- 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, along with 1 pallet of small bottles and 2 pallets of gallon-sized sanitizer (1,000 small bottles are reserved for the Urban League). And for an additional donation of more than 300 gallons of sanitizer for distribution to community-based organizations.
- UberEats for transporting the Starbucks coffee and pastries to the Assessment and Recovery Centers, providing 2,000 promo codes up to $25 to Assessment and Recovery Centers for staff and patients, 75 promo codes up to $25 for Friends of the Children Seattle, and food distribution from Tukwila Food Pantry to area households for two weeks.
- 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
- University of Washington Department of Chemistry for 50 boxes of nitrile gloves
- Washington City Light for 280 disposable gowns and 50 KN95 respirators
- Washington Lions District 19-B for 240 gal. of hand sanitizer
- We Got This Seattle for hot meals to all staff and residents at the Assessment and Recovery Centers:
- Shoreline: 120 total meals (3 days for 40 staff) for 1.5 weeks
- Kent: 50 total meals (2 days for 25 staff) for 1 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?
- Food - Contact your local food bank.
- Non-perishable goods
- Medical supplies
- Sanitary supplies
- Facility space
- Counseling (legal, mental health, etc.)
- Event planning
What's not included?
Volunteers. Please visit United Way or other local volunteer organizations for opportunities to service your community.
For COVID-19 information and resources visit kingcounty.gov/covid.
For general questions about COVID-19 in Washington State call the Washington State COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127. Say your preferred language when connected.
Request an accommodation
If you have a disability and need accommodation, email email@example.com.
Isolation and quarantine requests
For isolation and quarantine requests contact the King County COVID-19 Mobile Isolation and Quarantine Program at 206-848-0710. Staff are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Toll Free 1-800-523-5044
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