Connecting Community Organizations to Volunteers and Donors

The Ed/Glen Nonprofit Coalition was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help local nonprofit and community organizations connect to volunteers and donors. This website provides a platform for nonprofit and community organizations to share information about their current services and needs. Visit our community Facebook Group.

COVID-19 Special Instructions and Precautions for Volunteers and Donors

As a result of COVID-19, Governor Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order, and other publicized health precautions, many nonprofit organizations have developed strict requirements and procedures for those wishing to volunteer their time, and for those wishing to donate items. It is critical that all volunteers and donors learn and follow all general health precautions as well as the specific requirements of each particular organization.

To be clear, some people should not volunteer at this time and instead should remain in their homes. If your volunteering presets a risk for transmitting the COVID-19 virus, or if you are at higher risks should you become infected, (e.g. age 65 or older, underlying medical conditions or compromised immune system) you may best be serving the public by staying home. If you can volunteer, many organizations are requiring additional screening of their volunteers, and donation sites may have limited hours and access. Please check with each organization as to their specific requirements.

Apply to be a Volunteer/Donate Goods or Services

Individuals wishing to have their name and contact information shared with community organizations as a potential volunteer who can share time, goods, or services, can submit their information HERE or email Kelly Veach at SocialServices@edwpl.org

Other Assistance

If you are an individual seeking assistance during the COVID-19 crisis, please refer to the participating nonprofits listed above to identify appropriate resources. If your need is not addressed there, please email Kelly Veach at SocialServices@edwpl.org for additional information.

Current Needs of Organizations

Nonprofit organizations wishing to submit information to be included on this website should click HERE. Organizations already on this website but wishing to update their information should email Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com and Kelly Veach at socialservices@edwpl.org.

In addition, if you are a director or leader of a nonprofit community organization, consider joining our Nonprofit Leader Resource Group to collaborate and share ideas with other organizations.

Edwardsville Children's Museum
Abby Schwent 618-692-2094
722 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, Il 62025
Needs:
The museum is reopening on June 26th. They are in need of volunteers in the Discovery Garden and help with watering their new Micro Forest. They also need volunteers to assist with their summer programs. If people are interested, they can email education@edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org
Hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30-2:00 and Thursday-Saturday 9:30-5:30.
Other:
Donate online at our website
ECF Relief Fund
Pam Farrar 855-464-3223
P.O. Box 102, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
The ECF Relief Fund is a general relief fund that can be activated in response to a variety of hardships/disasters that affect the community.
Hours:
Other:
Donate online at: edwardsvillecommunityfoundation.org
Edwardsville Neighbors
Kathie Opel 618-977-4612
P.O. Box 312, Edwardsville, IL
Needs:
Financial donations can be made our website and at: https://venmo.com/Edwardsville-Neighbors
Hours:
Other:
We are offering as many one-time financial assistance grants as we can to those who live in District 7 suffering from financial hardship due to wage cuts or childcare expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents can apply for assistance at our website.
Equipping the Called Foster and Crisis Closet
Colleen Cadagin 618-530-0637
2816 N. Center St., Maryville IL 62062
Needs:
Handyman for small repairs, someone to clean shop. Diapers, pull-ups, wipes, Walmart gift cards or cash donations. Hours are by appointment only. They also have an amazon and target wish list. Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2ASMG4HL6360/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist Target wish list: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=cedba3c12376449c8e1d3165ae10f912&lnk=registry_custom_url
Hours:
Donations can be mailed or dropped off on porch at 33 Ernst Dr, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Other:
Monetary donations can be made online at our website.
First Presbyterian Church Edwardsville
Beth Patrick 618-656-4550
3601 Ridge View Rd., Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
Delivery of food, prescriptions, or essential items, both by our volunteers, and possibly through Faith in Action Edwardsville, one of our primary ministry partners.
Hours:
email first to make arrangements
Glen-Ed Pantry
Amy Poos or Jane Ahasay 618-656-7506
125 5th Ave, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
For a list of our current food needs, please see our website.
Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 3:00 - 5:30 PM; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 - 11:30 am at 125 5th Avenue, Edwardsville
Other:
For a list of our current food needs, please see our website.
Immanuel United Methodist Church
Sharon Koenig 618-972-5679
800 N Main St. Edwardsville, Il. 62025
Needs:
Any food items for our Free Lunch program. Meats, can good (vegetables, fruits, chili, cream soups) pantry staples (sugar, flour, salt, pepper) bbq sauce, sweet items (premade pies, cakes or cake mixes, can fillings) decaf and reg coffee.
Hours:
Contact Sharon Koenig at phone: 972-5679
Other:
Monetary donations can mailed to Immanuel United Methodist Church. Checks should be marked FREE LUNCH
Main Street Community Center
Sara Berkbigler 618-967-7070
1003 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
Volunteers to deliver meals on wheels in Edwardsville & Glen Carbon (M-F, 10:45am-12:00pm) Volunteers to work the reception desk at the Center (call for slots available either 9-12 or 12-3 weekdays) Volunteers to do weeding & help maintain raised garden beds Volunteers to assist with Bingo (callers, registration) Fridays 12-3pm Volunteer to assist with our Be a Friend to a Senior Program The also have a new Spanish program! They have many programs including bingo, bunco, pinochle, euchre, contract bridge, duplicate bridge, tai chi, writing class, pen pal program, and many others. They also have a number of information & assistance programs including rules of the road review, paralegal services, utility assistance, license plate discounts, tax preparation assistance, and much more. Volunteers interested in starting programs for exercise, gardening, art, music and yard games
Hours:
Email info@mainstcc.org to make arrangements for pick up or drop off.
Other:
Monetary donations are accepted by mail or by credit card through contacting staff: 618-656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.
Metro East Humane Society
Amanda Kernan 618-656-4405
8495 State Route 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
MEHS is expanding our pawprint across the Metro East! As a no-kill shelter, we are only able to help the animals we have space for. To continue saving more animals in the Metro East, our second facility, MEHS Highland opened in April 2021 in a limited capacity. We're asking the community to support us as we fully renovate MEHS Highland and in turn expand our medical suite in our MEHS Edwardsville facility. This will allow us to intake more animals as well as offer additional low cost veterinary services to pets in our community. Visit www.mehs.org/capital-campaign to learn more and support our growth. Donations to MEHS can be made through our website or mailed to our Edwardsville facility at 8495 State Rte 143, Edwardsville, IL 62025. We are also always looking for individuals to volunteer! More information can be found on our website at www.mehs.org/get-involved. Donations of dog and cat food, blankets, treats, etc. are always accepted and can be placed in the donation shed at the top of the hill when you enter our parking lot.
Hours:
MEHS is open to the public from 11:30 AM-5 PM Monday-Saturday and 11:30 AM-3 PM on Sunday.
Other:
Available animals can be found on our website. Please reach out to developmentmgr@mehs.org with any questions.
NAMI of Southwestern Illinois (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Kristine Gamm-Smith 618-709-8100
Needs:
Financial support to help maintain our budget and continue to pay staff; Laptop computer and a printer to allow a staff member to work from home.
Hours:
Virtual Office Hours are 10AM-6PM; online classes and groups offered through Zoom.
Other:
Interested donors should call 618-709-8100 and speak to the Executive Director.
Partners for Pets
Erika Pratte 618-540-7387
9136 Lower Marine Rd., Saint Jacob, IL 62281
Needs:
We are currently asking our supporters to consider donations of Paper Towels, Bleach, Newspaper, 39 Gallon Trash Bags, Small, Medium Milkbones, Scoopable Litter, Kong Toys, Medium and Large Dog Collars, Leashes (NOT, Retractable), Wire (foldable) Creates, Latex Gloves, monetary donations and/or donations of Purina One dry food products for both cats & dogs.
Hours:
Saturdays from 10-4 we are doing scheduled curbside adoptions for pre-approved adopters.
Other:
Donors can leave food donations at the front door of the shelter. Our address is 9136 Lower Marine Rd. Saint Jacob, IL 62281. If donors are interested in making a monetary donation, donations can be made online at, www.paypal.me/partnersforpets.
Soup-n-Share Outreach
Sherrie Hare 618-709-7010
5 Caine Drive, Madison IL 62060
Needs:
During COVID-19, we have been asked by Operation Food Search & St. Louis Food Bank to assist with picking up food from local Schnucks, Dierbergs, OFS & STLFB, several times during the week. We are currently using our cargo van, and need the use of another vehicle preferably a 14' box truck with a lift gate. Contact organization for more details
Hours:
During COVID-19 - Pantry hrs. : Wednesday 11:00-12:45; Friday 3:00- 4:30 ..all participants should remain in their vehicles for further instructions
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Cougar Cupboard
Carolyn Compton 618-650-2686
SIUE Campus Box 1168, Edwardsville, Il 62025
Needs:
Fundraising for our Cougar Cupboard food pantry and Food Recovery Network operations. Food Donations: Peanut Butter, Canned Chicken, Canned Tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, Pasta, Rice, Canned Fruit, Canned Potatoes, Canned Beans, Canned Carrots, Canned Mixed Vegetables, Cereal, Oatmeal, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Conditioner, Shampoo, and Body wash.
Hours:
Wednesday 12pm-5pm
Other:
Monetary donations can be made online at: https://relay-ccon.foundation.siue.edu/ccon/ If you donate to the Cougar Cupboard by way of our foundation link please note the account name to mention is: Cougar Cupboard Food Pantry
WSIE 88.7 The Sound
Stephanie Lewis 618-650-2228
SIUE Campus
Needs:
During COVID-19, we remain on the air, providing important information regarding local nonprofit organizations and their needs for volunteers and donations. Our radio station itself is currently in need of donations, as many of our underwriting partners, which include concert venues, restaurants and retail shops, have been forced to reduce services or close entirely. As a result, many of our underwriting partners have postponed or cancelled their advertising campaigns with WSIE. In the meantime, we remain committed and have made it a priority to serve our broadcast audience in these uncertain times, but unfortunately, we have lost our main source of income.
Hours:
We broadcast 24/7 on 88.7 FM and are working remotely.
Other:
Financial donations can be made at our website.