How You Can Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

OUR COMMUNITY CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING


These are unprecedented times. The impact of COVID-19 is and will continue to be felt deeply by our community.

We feel a strong sense of responsibility – to our team members, our customers, our donors and our community –
to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. And we know you feel this too.

We can all be a part of rebuilding and recovery.

Goodwill of Orange County has been an integral part of the community for nearly 100 years, providing workforce development programs and life-changing services to thousands of Orange County residents. We will continue to serve our great community and remain committed to our mission: helping people who are facing barriers find and keep jobs, which provide purpose, pride and dignity.

As we emerge from this crisis, that mission is more important than ever.


HERE’S HOW YOU CAN MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT:

Financial Giving

Financial giving will help us continue to serve vulnerable populations. Your monetary donations will help us recover quickly and enable us to get Orange County back to work. Any value - $5, $10, $50 – truly goes a long way to helping create more GOOD in our community. Click here to make a donation.

Hold Your Donations

We will need your donations more than ever to get us back to normal operations on the other side of this. As you clean out your closet and organize your home, please hang on to any unwanted goods until our donation sites reopen. The donations that are left at our closed sites are often rendered unusable from weather or pilfering – please pause your donations until we are up and running again!

Shop Goodwill Online

Did you know you can shop 24/7 on our e-commerce site? We remain open online! You can access one-of-kind goods from not only Goodwill of Orange County, but from Goodwills across the country. All e-commerce operations are practicing social distancing and strict safety protocols during this time. Following the lead from Goodwill stores, more than 90 cents of every dollar spent on the site is directed right back into life-changing programs and services. Click here to visit shopgoodwill.com.


If you, a family member or loved one is struggling through this time, here are some local resources:

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Visit the Free Food Map to find local food distribution services near you.
http://ocfoodhelp.org/orange-county-free-food-map/

211 OC
2-1-1 is a local resource that offers confidential help and support in a variety of ways, including meals for children, bills/ financial assistance, housing, and more. Simply dial 2-1-1.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you, a peer or a family member are experiencing anxiety or stressful feelings, there are several resources available for you, including:

  • Call 1(855) OC-LINKS Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to talk or chat with a trained, clinical navigator.
  • Visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/guidelines#MentalHealth.
  • The NAMI Warmline is also available to provide non-crisis support for anyone struggling with mental health concerns from 9 a.m.to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday through Sunday at 1(877) 910-WARM.


VETERAN EMERGENCY SERVICES
If you are a veteran or veteran family member, our Tierney Center for Veteran Services remains open and able to serve you virtually through this time. Call 855.998.3837 to access support now.


To do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, our retail locations, donation sites,distribution center and many of our programs are temporarily closed until further notice.

Please continue to check back here for updates as they become available. We remain committed to Orange County and will be ready to help our community rebuild.

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