10 Ways to Help Those in Need

How to help Seattleites struggling with the impact of COVID-19

Many of us who are lucky enough to have good health during this time are looking for ways to support those in need. If you find yourself feeling the same, we’re sharing 10 ways you can help our community during this difficult time. 

  1. One of our favorite local restaurants / food trucks, Frelard Tamales, has been making free meals for those in need since restaurants first closed. They’re one of a few players in the restaurant industry who, despite having to shut down most operations, have been giving back to the community during this time!
  2. Join the Crafters Against COVID-19 Facebook page and learn how to use your crafting and sewing skills to make masks for healthcare workers and the most vulnerable populations. 
  3. Donate blood safely by scheduling an appointment at Bloodworks NW.
  4. Support local farmers by purchasing gift cards from Seattle Farmers Markets or order food for delivery and pick up. Click HERE for a list of vendors and how to order.
  5. Donate to Ticket to Dream’s emergency support fund for high-risk foster youth. Ticket to Dream provides support for emancipated and aged-out foster youth who live paycheck to paycheck with no back-up plan for crises like this one.
  6. Pick-up drinks to-go from Coffeeholic House and support them in delivering treats to Overlake hospital.
  7. Purchase a “Wake up and Fight” face mask from Hedley and Bennett for yourself and they’ll donate one to medical workers in need. 
  8. Enjoy delicious food and take-home wine from Pho Bac! They’re currently delivering in their “Pho Mobile” and will donate a portion of proceeds to the Chinatown-International District Relief Fund.
  9. Support local media like The Stranger, Seattle Times or your favorite local publication who are working tirelessly to bring us important updates and news about COVID-19. 
  10. Lindsay Nead, CEO and founder of Parker Management, along with her extensive influencer network reaching 20 million+ on Instagram alone, launched a #ThankYouFrontline campaign to create a wave of appreciation for our frontline workers that will reach millions around the nation. Influencers are sharing what they’re doing to give thanks, such as a "thank you" poster in a window for delivery people, gift cards and self-care packages for healthcare workers or donations to local food banks. 

Share what you’re doing to help those in need or give gratitude by using #ThankYouFrontline message on Instagram. Stay well everyone, we're here to help if you need it <3.