Essential workers and donors both fill out forms letting us know what items essential workers need and what items donors have to share.
Within the next few days, Give Essential will match essential workers and donors based on needs and requests.
Ex: An essential worker who is having trouble taking care of their kids will be matched with a donor with extra toys.
Categories of donations: cleaning supplies, masks, personal hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, kids activities, gift cards
Give Essential will email the donor information about their match (the essential worker they can help!)
and instructions for sending their donations.
They will then send their gift directly to an essential worker in need!
How to ship: From the house using USPS's Click and Ship, post office package drop-off, or through an online order
Read about some of the essential workers you can help.
We're Amy and Rine, two college roommates. Over the past few weeks, COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down. We were troubled by the lack of support for essential workers despite society's increasing reliance on their services, and wanted to help. We built and launched Give Essential within 72 hours and have been touched by the responses we've received.
Since then, we've built a team of 40+ volunteers — please fill out this form if you're interested in volunteering. We are a 100% volunteer-run organization and could not do this without our incredible team.
Executive directors: Amy, Crystal, Rine
Our core team: Cindy, Kaitlyn, Kristie, Luiza