Our Society’s Social Action Committee has compiled this list of ways you can help the community.
From the safety of your home
Donate funds: Support local restaurants that are providing meals for medical workers caring for Covid-19 patients. One option is Zendiggi, the restaurant of Jean Strickholm’s son-in-law. Go to www.gofundme.com and put “Closter restaurants” in the search bar.
Teaneck Rotary Club: Donations are used to purchase gift cards for local restaurants, which are then distributed to Holy Name Medical Center staff. Send checks made out to: Rotary Club of Teaneck, PO Box 222, Teaneck NJ 07666, with HNMC in the memo line. Questions: call Rotary President Danielle Richards, 201-745-7679.
Support local feeding programs, including the Center of Food Action in Englewood: https://cfanj.org/donate-funds-today/
Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Check your basement and garage for leftovers from home-improvement projects, including surgical masks, N95 respirators, and non-latex exam gloves. They may be usable even if past expiration date. Ways to donate:
- https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/ppedonations (click on Donating at the bottom of the page)
- Call 211
- Contact your Local Ambulance Corps
Clap at 7 pm for two minutes: In a show of support for health-care workers, go outside and join your neighbors. Or, start the tradition on your block.
Create a lawn sign or window display supporting health-care workers.
If you’re going out
Donate Blood: There is a severe shortage.
- CommunityBloodServices: http://www.communitybloodservices.org/about-us/
- NJ Blood Center https://www.nybloodcenter.org/
Bergen Volunteers: https://www.bergenvolunteers.org/ 201-489-9454
Little Free Library: Take a book or leave a book. In Teaneck, at
- Whittier School, 491 West Englewood Ave.
- St. Mark’s Church, 118 Chadwick Road
- 688 Queen Anne Road