Our community’s nonprofit organizations are getting squeezed from both sides – experiencing and reacting to an unprecedented sudden increase in demand for services, while being unable to host fundraisers and experiencing a decrease in funding to cover those costs.

While each nonprofit’s needs may be somewhat unique, and while we believe our community’s needs will change over time, the initial wave of immediate needs focuses on the following:

  • Financial donations to fund services, supplies and operations to respond to the increased demand for services). Donations can be made to:
    • United Way of the Ozarks’ Coronavirus Response Fund: or text SGFresponds to 41444
    • Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund:
  • Cleaning supplies – A variety of cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, etc. are needed by a variety of agencies to protect both staff and clients. See list of Agencies Below.
  • Food – A number of organizations are seeking food donations. For details the agencies with these needs, please see the list below.
  • Additional needs – volunteer opportunities, shelter supplies, and family healthcare essentials -- are also included on the list below of immediate needs.


Anyone interested in donating or assisting in other ways is included to review the information below, then contact the agency directly. Contact information can be found on the website link provided next to each agency.

Partner Agency Needs:

American Red Cross:

  • Blood Donors
  • Hygiene Items
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Soap
  • Cots
  • Comfort Kits
  • Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Volunteers

Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield:

  • Fruit (Apples or oranges)
  • Individually wrapped fruit snacks
  • Individually wrapped crackers
  • Individually wrapped cookies
  • Individually wrapped chips
  • Cereal (full boxes and individual boxes)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Protein and granola bars
  • Canned food items
  • Toaster pastries
  • Bottled water
  • Juice boxes
  • Baby food
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Lysol
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper towels
  • Diapers
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Deodorant

CASA of Southwest Missouri:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Volunteers

Council of Churches:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Volunteers

Great Circle:

  • Face Masks (Sizes for Adults and Children)
  • Gowns (Sizes for Adults and Children)
  • Disposable Gloves (Sizes for Adults and Children)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Non-perishable food items

Harmony House:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Diapers
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Paper Plates
  • Disposable Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Protein for Meals: Ground Beef, Chicken, Beans
  • Diary: Milk for Kids
  • Laundry Pods

The Kitchen, Inc.:

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Supplies
  • Nonperishable Food Items
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissues

The Salvation Army:

  • Nonperishable Food
  • Gift Cards to Grocery Stores
  • Baby Supplies
  • Hygiene Products
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Personal Protective Items
  • Paper Products

The Victim Center:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Masks
  • Gloves

For a list of additional resources, please visit our Priority Partner, Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ website:


If you wish to contribute with a monetary donation to the Coronavirus Response Fund, please click "Donate Now" below or TEXT SGFresponds to 41444.

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