Community Needs

Community organizations are working hard to meet the needs of those impacted by the Coronavirus in our region. You can join United Way of Greater New Haven in supporting these organizations by donating the supplies listed below. These lists will be updated regularly.

Meet a Need

Are you interested in donating supplies to a community organization? Please contact the organizations directly to help fulfill these needs. Be sure to check individual websites for the latest information.

All those who seek to help should exercise appropriate precautions given their individual circumstances and follow the guidance of public health officials on how to stay safe. If you would like more information on Coronavirus, or best practices to prevent the spread of the Virus, you can visit the CDC website.

If you are an individual with an urgent need, please call 2-1-1 to get connected to services in our community.

Food and Supplies

Organization: Beulah Heights Social Integration Program


  • Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Wash clothes
  • Sandwich paper bags
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs

Main Contact: Joseph Edwards
Main Contact #: (203) 787-3393

Organization: Branford Community Dining Room


  • Basic foods item donations
  • Diaper donations – size 5-6

Main Contact: Judith Barron
Main Contact #: 203-433-4033 

Organization: Catholic Charities 


  • Food for their pantry and bags for food distribution
  • Gift cards for local grocery stores
  • Diapers and baby supplies
  • Hygiene products

Main Contact: Tiffany Basile

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203 – 641-3969

Organization: Casa Otoñal


  • Elderly residents are in need of already prepped meals and non perishable goods
  • Water
  • Cleaning supplies and toiletries

Main Name: Janitza Rivera

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203 – 887 – 4378

Organization: Columbus House


  • Men’s underwear and boxer shorts (sizes large and extra large)
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 7-12)
  • Grocery store gift cards in $20-25 increments
  • Groceries, takeout, deliveries (contact Sheree for list)
  • Full and travel toiletries: deodorant (men and women), body wash (men and women), razors (men and women), shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Paper plates, disposable cutlery, cups, paper lunch bags
  • CT Transit bus passes
  • Cleaning kits
  • N95 masks
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Toliet paper
  • Small and large size hand sanitizer 
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Any kind of disinfecting aerosol spray

Main Name: Sheree DiMario

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203-401-4400 x 138

Organization: Fellowship Place


  • Non-perishable food items for emergency care packages.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks
  • Thermometers

Main Contact: Melissa Holroyd

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203 – 401 – 4227 (ex: 1211)

Organization: Guilford Food Bank


  • Toilet paper donations
  • Food donations

Main Contact: Tammy Defrancesco
Main Contact #: 203-453-8009

Organization: Haven’s Harvest

Needs: Excess food that businesses cannot utilize – prepared food, produce, meat, dairy, grocery, shelf stable food. We have volunteers willing to pick it up and deliver it to community sites.

Main Contact: Lori Martin

Main Contact Email: [email protected]
Main Contact #: 203-936-9460

Organization: Love Fed Initiative


  • Child-safe disinfectant and hand sanitizer
  • Cordless impact drills and cordless circular saws
  • Portable Power Stations
  • 2 in. x 10 in. x 8 ft. #2 and Better Prime Doug Fir Lumber (untreated)
  • Bags of 1.5 Cubic Feet Organic Garden Soil
  • Organic compost
  • Face masks
  • Gardening tools
  • Seeds for fruits and vegetables (preferably organic)

Main Contact: Raven A. Blake

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 347 – 309 – 5575

Organization: New Reach


  • Sanitizing/antibacterial cleaning supplies: Lysol, disinfecting wipes, etc.
  • Paper products: Toilet paper, paper towels, paper napkins
  • Food: non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, rice cakes, crackers, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna fish, canned soup
  • Household items: disposable plates, cups, forks/spoons/knives
  • Toiletries: Full-size shampoo, conditioner, soaps

Main Contact: Mary Grand

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203 – 492 – 4866 x 119

Organization: Planned Parenthood of Southern New England


Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, PPSNE is in need of additional medical and cleaning supplies as we continue to serve patients. The following items are essential to maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for staff and patients and we, like other healthcare providers, are facing difficulties obtaining extra supplies. Please make sure all supplies are in their original packaging.

Medical Supplies:

Mask (n-95 preferred, but others may be ok, with or without shields. )
Gowns (impervious, disposable –not cloth)
Gloves (non latex, small, medium, large)

Cleaning Supplies:
Disinfectant wipes / Lysol
Hand sanitizer—any size
Hand soap (in dispensers, not bars)

Main Contact: Susan Lane

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Organization: Prosperity House


  • Cleaning supplies
  • Mask
  • Thermometers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Food

Main Contact: Karen Tyson

Main Contact #: 203 – 908 – 8978

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Organization: ‘r Kids Family Center


  • Food items for ‘r Kids families for new kitchen pantry
  • Feminine products
  • Clothing, soap, and household cleaners
  • Back-to-school items

Main Contact: Enna Garcia
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact #: 203-865-5437

Organization: Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish


  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfectant and hand sanitizer

Main Contact: Marie Berecchia

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: 203 – 239 – 5378

Organization: STARelief and Pet Assistance


  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Light weight Cat Litter
  • Gas Station Gift Cards
  • Purina Dog Chow

Main Contact: Heather Scutti
Main Contact #: 203-667-0504

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Organization: The Food Pantry of North Branford, Inc.


  • Shelf stable foods (soup, cereal, oatmeal, canned beans, pasta and pasta sauce)

Main Contact:Fran Murphy

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: (203) – 208 – 2581

Organization: The Bridge Corp


  • Masks
  • Sanitizer
  • Bleach
  • Paper towel
  • Gloves
  • Disinfectant

Main Contact: Solomon Maye
Main Contact #: (203) 415 – 6812

Main Contact Email: tha[email protected]

Organization: The Hope Alliance for Animals Incorporated


  • Large paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Washcloths
  • Fresh new cat litter 

Main Contact: Lisa Mary Ruoppolo

Main Contact Email: [email protected]

Main Contact #: (860) 663 – 0324

Organization: The National Veterans Council for Legal Redress


  • 2 Computers
  • 2 Printers
  • 2 Fax machines
  • Food baskets with non-perishable items

Main Contact: Olivia C.

Main Contact Email: [email protected]com

Main Contact #: 203 – 988 – 3006

While the Yale New Haven Health System does not normally accept donations of supplies and equipment, the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has restricted the quantities of protective equipment our caregivers use to deliver care to patients. Under these constraints associated with this COVID-19 outbreak, donations from organizations, companies, groups, and individuals to Yale New Haven Health, that meet quality and safety standards, can be donated for YNHHS hospitals to use.


  • Disposable Head Covers/Caps
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Disposable Gloves
  • N95 Respirator Face Masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)
  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Face-shields/Goggles
  • Coveralls/Scrubs
  • Shoe-covers
  • Disinfection Wipes & Liquids
  • General Purpose Hand Cleanser

All items must be in their original packaging.

Main Contact: Send Email

Submit a Need

Does your community organization have supply needs you would like us to share? Fill out the form below and we will contact you for further information. 

Community Organization Need Request
(No requests for financial support will be listed at this time)

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