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.

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.

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.

Anderson Hospital - Homemade Mask Donations
Needs:
With the new CDC recommendation asking Americans to wear non-surgical masks in public spaces, we are making a plea for more homemade masks to be donated to Anderson Hospital. While all of our staff in direct patient care have appropriate PPEs at this time, we would like to be able to offer essential staff in non-patient care areas this new option. We are accepting any homemade masks at this time. See website for instructions: https://andersonhospital.org/news-events/314-homemade-mask-donations-for-covid-emergency-preparedness
Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Other:
Please deliver donated masks to: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MARYVILLE, 7110 State Route 162 in Maryville. A collection bin is available inside the main entrance.
Edwardsville Children's Museum
Abby Schwent 618-692-2094
722 Holyoake Road, Edwardsville, Il 62025
Needs:
We need help maintaining our Discovery Garden while the museum is closed and regular staff are not working.
Hours:
Please email to make arrangements
Other:
Donate online at our website
Edwardsville Community Foundation
Pam Farrar 855-464-3223
P.O. Box 102, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Needs:
The Edwardsville Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund as a collection location for donations.
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
112 E. Market St., Troy, IL 62294
Needs:
Handyman for small repairs, someone to clean shop. Diapers, pull-ups, wipes, Walmart gift cards or cash donations
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:
Can you pick up food for the Glen-Ed Pantry? We need someone who has a truck and is available on some Thursday mornings (to be split with another volunteer), to drive to St. Louis to pick up food and bring it back to the Pantry. It is approximately a 2-hour commitment, possibly twice per month.
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 food to seniors. Also in need of reusable masks to be used by seniors at home.
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:
Financial support to ensure we are able to continue helping animals in the Metro East is our biggest need! On average, it costs MEHS $464 per dog and $723 per cat to rescue. Donations 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 foster, adopt, and volunteer! More information can be found on our website. Donations of dog & 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 by appointment only from 11:30 AM-5 PM Monday-Saturday and 11:30 AM-3 PM on Sunday. To make an appointment call 618.656.4405 or email info@mehs.org.
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; Hand Sanitizers; other safety equipment to protect our staff and consumers; 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 monetary donations and/or donations of Purina One dry food products for both cats & dogs.
Hours:
Saturdays from 11-3 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 Beans, Cereal, Oatmeal, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels,
Hours:
Appointments must be made for drop offs. There is no access to campus buildings otherwise.
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.

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 Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@edwymca.com.

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 Brejani Owens at info@edwpl.org for additional information.