Longmont residents have always come together in time of need. We have weathered major flooding, record-breaking snow, previous flu outbreaks and many other surprises. We encourage you to take the time to give back to these non-profits if you are able. Please do not take any items that are not listed below to local non-profits.
Foundations Accepting Monetary Donations
- Longmont Community Foundation The Neighbor to Neighbor COVID-19 Relief Fund is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in Longmont and St. Vrain Valley area that are involved in supporting all vulnerable populations that have been stressed by the outbreak. The Longmont Community Foundation encourages institutions, companies and other funders to contribute to the Fund. 100% of funds received will be distributed quickly and a final report of the distributions will be available on our website after the funds have been expended from the Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund. To donate online to the Longmont Community Foundation or send a check to:
Longmont Community Foundation
Attn: Neighbor to Neighbor
636 Coffman Street, Suite 203
Longmont, CO 80501
- Community Foundation Boulder County Your Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County, to ensure essential services for community members who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity. The foundation's promise is to be a catalyst and to fight inequity by creating systems where all people can thrive. At this critical time, investing in continuing access to care, food, hygiene, shelter, housing and other services for the most vulnerable is important to keeping the entire community healthy.
The COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County will first focus our philanthropic efforts on ensuring that nonprofits providing such services are able to implement best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep their services flowing. Then, as necessary, response.
Grants from the fund will be directed by foundation staff to local nonprofit organizations working with the above described populations. Funding will support client services and/or operations of selected nonprofit groups. No request for proposals will be distributed. In addition to deploying funds from the COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County, the foundation's President's Fund is being mobilized to support needs. Click here to donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund.
- Philanthropiece Philanthropiece is a non-profit organization based in Longmont with additional branches in Quicha, Guatemala, and Baja California Sur, Mexico. They accompany local leaders as they create programs, initiatives and partnerships that improve our communities. Donations can be made on the Philanthropiece website and donors must choose how to direct their contributions.
Local Organizations in Need
- Community Food Share Much of what’s to come remains unknown. At Community Food Share, we know one thing for sure: we will do whatever we can to keep food flowing into the community.
More than 40,000 of our neighbors relied on our network of food pantries and meal programs even before COVID-19 hit. In the week following statewide school and business shutdowns, we hit record-breaking distribution numbers for our Louisville facility — evidence that as layoffs continue at a staggering rate, more and more community members are needing help for the first time. Nutritious food is critical to maintaining good health, so in many ways, it’s more important than ever to reach our community members in need. As we work towards getting more food out to the community, we need your support. Click here to donate to Community Food Share's COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund.
- Cultivate Carry-Out Caravan is Cultivates most critical service at this time. This non-profit has enrolled an unprecedented number of new clients in the last week as seniors, who might otherwise be able to shop for groceries, are no longer able to leave their homes. Cultivate is currently in need of donations of unopened toilet paper rolls and packages as well as bar soap to distribute to senior residents who have been unable to secure these items. These items can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 9 AM - 2 PM at 6325 Gunpark Dr., Ste. F, Boulder, CO 80301. There will be a drop off area that follows social distancing guidelines. For those seeking to make a donation to help defray unexpected expenses related to safety precautions for our clients and volunteers please visit the link above.
- COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC) The City of Longmont is looking for community volunteers to serve as drivers and support staff for the COVID 19 Recovery Center (CRC). The CRC houses vulnerable individuals who show symptoms of the virus or have tested positive and are currently experiencing homelessness. A brief overview of the responsibilities for each position are as follows:
- Drivers will be responsible for taking individuals who are experiencing symptoms from one of the two Longmont shelters (Journey or FaithPoint Churches) to the CRC located at the East Boulder Community Center. Shifts are M-F from 4:00 – 9:00 PM, which includes picking up and returning a City van to the Longmont Service Center. All drivers will be subject to a driving record screen, background check and drug screen prior to being authorized to drive a City of Longmont van.
- CRC Volunteers are needed to assist at the site, provide food, manage laundry, and give direction and general support to clients. Shifts are available 24 hours/day in 8 hour increments.
If you are interested in volunteering , please contact Eliberto Mendoza at email@example.com or 303.774.3511.
- HOPE (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) Serving people experiencing homelessness in Longmont. Currently accepting both money and supply donations. Visit their website for an update list of needs or to make a monetary donation.
- Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels (MOW) temporary office hours will be 8:30 - 12:30pm, Mon - Fri. If residents would like to donate MOW are accepting prepackaged factory sealed single serve items such as; fruit cups, granola bars, Jell-o. MOW could also use fresh fruit and monetary donations. NO homemade food items. MOW will have a donation shelf outside, Mon - Fri, 9 - 12pm by our west entry door. Monetary donations can be made online. MOW is not in need of volunteers at this time. MOW are continuing to sign up seniors who are in need of services and individuals with disabilities who are under 55, if they have a doctor referral. All community lunch participants are welcome to sign up for home delivery meals. If a client is sick MOW are asking clients to put a cooler outside of their home for MOW to deliver to.
Our Center Our Center is in need of volunteers in the morning and again in the afternoon for a drive through pantry. Please call (303) 772-5529 and ask for Julie if you are able to assist. The Our Center is also in need of unopened food and personal hygiene products. Food and hygiene products can be dropped off at 220 Collyer. Click here to make a monetary donation to the OUR Center.
Donate Blood. Blood supplies are reaching critically low levels and donors are needed. Please call 1-877-25-vital or visit the Vitalant website for additional information and registration. UC Health / Longs Peak Hospital also has blood donation options, please call 970-495-8965.
Please check back frequently. We will update as information is made available.