We know that individuals, companies and employees are looking for ways to support their neighbors and communities impacted by COVID-19. Below are some ideas for how you can make a difference through virtual or remote volunteering. We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Saskatchewan.
Little Library Registration. United Way Regina is asking residents to register their Little Library.
Throughout the next few months, United Way Regina staff and volunteers will replenish as many libraries as possible with books to encourage reading during the summer months and help combat learning loss. www.unitedwayregina.ca/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=336B2F4B3E4855405E437E3E
Write A Note. A simple act of local love providing encouragement to those that need it most.
Calling all local-loving do-gooders. There are many ways to contribute during this time including from the safety of your own home. We invite you to take a moment and prepare a thoughtful note we will deliver to a local senior, child or family. Your act of local love during a global crisis makes a world of difference. https://unitedway.formstack.com/forms/writeanote_uw_regina
Response Fund. Consider donating to United Way or the Covid-19 Community Response Fund at: www.unitedwayregina.ca/Covid-19
London Drugs. Point of purchase options are available now for donations of $5, $10 & $20 in-store and online. A 'Special Offer' message appears upon check out online asking people to donate which will be contributed to local United Way Community Response Funds.
Gift Cards. Purchase gift cards or certificates from Regina area businesses. Your investment could make a major difference by shopping local. United Way will distribute to help individuals in need to utilize the gift cards as available and as businesses open. Products and services including restaurants, grocery stores, clothing retailers and entertainment all help at this time.
Non-Perishables. Local Little Libraries have become multi-purpose hubs for non-perishables (including books) for easy access for community members in need. Host a collection or donate youself to replenish these resources locally.
Health and Hygiene. Front-line organization are in need of health and hygiene items such as personal protective equiptment, hand sanitizer, soap, and pain relievers such as Tylenol. United Way can help mobilize collection and/or donations of these products to front-line agencies.
Creation and Donation. Volunteers can support non-profit partners by compiling materials for various kits and bundles supporting parents, school children and older adults in need. Comfort Kits, Literacy Kits, Snack Packs or Pantry Bundles will provide for basic necessities and encouragement during this time. At home projects include no-sew blankets and literacy based learning materials. United Way can provide details on a wide-variety of projects.
For information contact:
United Way Regina