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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 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

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, etc
  • Personal facilities for first responders
  • Personal bio-medical laundry services
  • Personal decontamination/janitorial services
  • Personal thermometers

To donate supplies to healthcare facilities and first responders, please email us at donations@kingcounty.gov.

For community based organizations

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, etc.
  • Personal general cleaning supplies
  • Personal paper plates, napkins, disposable items
  • Personal diapers
  • Personal packaged foods

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:

  • Port of Seattle for donating over 8,300 masks
  • Alaska Airlines - Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport (SEA) for donating entertainment tablets for patients at our field sites
  • Facebook Seattle for donating more than 85,000 gloves, masks and thermometers
  • Pacific Science Center for donating masks and gloves
  • DoorDash for providing lunch for our first responders
  • Degh Tegh Community Kitchen A Sikh Humanitarian Effort for providing supplies to Solid Ground
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation for donating masks to HealthPoint
  • Rapid Relief Team for donating 525 food buckets (equivalent of 2,100 meals) to Rainier Valley Food Bank and Mary's Place
  • Coca-Cola for providing ongoing donations of Powerade and water to patients at the Assessment and Recovery Centers
  • SCGC Capital Inc., Ispur Inc, Mei-Yea Liao of the Paul Bao-Ho and Mei-Yea Liao Charitable Foundation and the Gates Foundation for buying 770 tablets and charging stations to provide telehealth services for our Assessment and Recovery Centers


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 kingcounty.gov/covid.

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.

206-296-3830
Toll Free 1-800-523-5044

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