Resources for Families and Neighbors
We’ve compiled a few resources to help kids continue learning and neighbors continue supporting one another during the coronavirus pandemic.
We know times are tough and it’s hard adapting to the current way of life. We hope these resources help you weather the storm.
We’re still in this together and we’ll get through this together.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
PBS KIDS sends out a weekly newsletter with activities designed to help kids learn and play while at home.
Learn more here.
Sesame Street is also offering resources for families and kids during the pandemic. These include activities for kids and tips for parents wanting to talk about coronavirus with their children.
Learn more here.
Nextdoor is an online social network for neighbors. It helps you to connect with the people living next door to you or a few streets over.
Often times people use Nextdoor to ask for referrals for services like contractors or handymen. Sometimes they share information about crimes relevant to the neighborhood.
Recently, Nextdoor launched a Help Map feature that encourages people to raise a virtual hand and say "I’m here to help".
If you’re willing to do things like grocery shopping, mail pick up or running other errands, you can say so on the Help Map.
Here’s a link to more information.
Senior Postcard Check-In
Do you have senior neighbors that you would like to check in on, but aren’t sure how to?
Consider using this postcard template from the county of Orange. You can fill it out and drop it in their mailbox or leave it on their front porch. Please be considerate when doing so and wear a mask and gloves when handling anything you give to a senior neighbor.
If you have questions about available senior services, please visit Anaheim.net/SeniorServices.
Volunteer Your Time or Resources
Several Orange County nonprofits have modified their volunteer opportunities to conform to current health and safety guidelines. If you’re interested and able to donate your time or resources, please consider the following groups:
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
- Community Action Partnership Orange County
- Orange County United Way
- Anaheim Community Foundation (monetary donations)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Need to drop off donations or pick up boxes at Second Harvest? Please visit their Food Drive Station.
- 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618 • Phone: (949) 653-2900
- All food drives under 600 pounds should be dropped off by the donor. When your food drive is over, please plan to drop off your food donations at the Second Harvest Food Bank: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
All food donations must be packed in sturdy boxes, such as Second Harvest Food Bank boxes or a similar sized copy paper box.
Anaheim Family YMCA
Shelf stable and loose food items including fruits, vegetables, rice, beans and bread are being requested to supplement youth and families that are accessing the Grab N’ Go meals for youth. If there are any local businesses, restaurants, or distributors looking to donate, please contact the YMCA at (714) 635-9622.
In addition, the following items are needed to help support Anaheim youth and families: toilet paper, hand sanitizers, disinfectants (wipes, gloves, cleaners, sponges, empty spray bottles, buckets, etc.), paper towels, anti-bacterial soap, non-perishable food, trash bags, toothbrushes, children’s books and games, thermometers, deodorant, toothpaste and women’s sanitary napkins.