How to Help

Find Out Ways You Can Help Our Stamford Community

Volunteer

  • Stamford Together
    • Stamford Together is a citywide volunteer program to help support emergency response efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Volunteers can contribute to five major initiatives (click each title to sign up):
      • Homemade Cloth Mask Production: Volunteers are needed to help sew cloth masks which will be distributed to residents of Stamford.
      • Testing Site Volunteer Program: As the City launches more testing sites, volunteers are needed to keep these sites functional.
      • Resident Delivery Program: Volunteer drivers are needed to provide delivery services to quarantined members of our community.
      • Medical Reserve Corps: A national network of medical and public health professionals who assist emergency response during public health emergencies.
      • Volunteer spots for Grab and Go Meals and Senior Outreach have been completely filled.
  • City of Stamford is keeping a Volunteer Sign Up Sheet for future volunteer opportunities.
  • CT Responds
    • CT Responds is the State of Connecticut’s statewide volunteer management system. Students and retired health care workers are encouraged to register online.

 

Donate

Many organizations in Stamford are in need of our help. Please consider donating to the following organizations.

  • Stamford Hospital
  • 4-CT
    • CT-4 is an independent nonprofit staffed by volunteers connecting and providing resources to organizations addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut.
  • Building One Community
  • Domus
    • DOMUS provides much-needed aide to Stamford families who are right now most effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit their website to learn more about the variety of programs that are currently ongoing.
    • Click here to donate
  • Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund
    • The Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund has been established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with the support of generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations and others. The new fund has rapidly deployed resources to trusted, frontline community organizations that meet the basic needs of local residents in Fairfield County. The Fund’s purpose is to help alleviate the social and economic consequences of this global pandemic and to prevent the widening of disparities in education, employment, housing, and health. The Fund’s resources are directed to organizations serving high need, vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; and communities of color, among others. 
  • Family Centers Stamford
    • Family Centers provides many services/programs to support children, adolescents, couples and families in the community. Family Centers has established an Emergency Client Assistance Fund to help families cover the costs of basic living necessities during this uncertain time.
  • Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County
  • Inspirica
  • Pacific House
  • Person to Person
  • Silversource
  • Stamford Senior Center
    • The Stamford Senior Center is focusing on making sure their members are safe and have food, medications and other necessities to survive this pandemic and stay safe in their homes. They are also trying to keep them virtually connected to reduce the risks of social isolation. Please support their efforts to keep seniors healthy and provide them with home delivered meals and groceries during this pandemic.
  • United Way of Western Connecticut
  • Westhill High School Angels 
    • Westhill High School students are raising money to benefit Stamford Hospital and are looking to reach their goal of $5,000.

Donating Medical Supplies

  • City of Stamford
    • Stamford is currently in need of the PPE, including the following items:
      • Masks
      • Gloves
      • Isolation Gowns
      • Face Shields
    • If you wish to donate to the city, please contact:
  • Stamford Health
    •  Stamford Health has many urgent needs, including packaged:
      • Isolation Gowns
      • Germicidal Wipes
      • Bleach Wipes
      • AA Batteries
      • Alcohol Prep Pads
    • Please first contact Belinda Foster at the Stamford Hospital Foundation through email or by phone at 203.276.5995.
    • Drop off donations to Stamford Health Tully Health Center, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Blood and Plasma Donations

  • Stamford Hospital
  • American Red Cross
    • Connecticut’s American Red Cross has requested residents consider donating blood.
      • A map of American Red Cross chapters in Connecticut can be found here
      • Residents can also input their zip code and find the closet location here.

 

If you see an organization that needs our support that isn't mentioned on this page, please email Tgray@stamfordct.gov