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
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 email@example.com and Kelly Veach at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com
Hours:Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30-2:00 and Thursday-Saturday 9:30-5:30.
Other:Donate online at our website
P.O. Box 312, Edwardsville, IL
Needs:Financial donations can be made our website and at: https://venmo.com/Edwardsville-Neighbors
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
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.
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
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.
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