Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

Other Ways to Help

Call for donations/volunteers
Rise Up Kingston is working closely with partner organizations here in Kingston to ensure that our community has access to the resources they need during this time of great disruption.
Join the COVID-19 Volunteer Support Team.

In addition to a great and immediate need for food, Kingston, NY residents are reaching out to RiseUp Kingston, the YMCA and other organizations for help with non-food essentials, including: diapers, formula, baby wipes, tampons and maxi pads. 

Here’s how you can support this need in our community during COVID-19: 

  1. Venmo @Hayley-Downs-1.
    Resources will be pooled to purchase the highest need items on your behalf.
  2. Purchase items through the Amazon Wish List. They’ll be automatically shipped and distributed to families. Amazon doesn’t automatically notify me so please let me know you donated at
  3. Purchase a gift card for Hannaford, ShopRite etc. We can pool these to buy supplies for families based on highest need. (Email to coordinate pick up.)  
  4. Donate unopened packages of diapers, formula, baby wipes, baby shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies and drop off at the Kingston YMCA M-F between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM. 

Please be mindful about buying out supplies in local stores, especially businesses that accept WIC. There seems to be plenty of formula and diapers, but baby wipes are very scarce.

Join the COVID-19 Volunteer Response Team:

Project Resilience is a countywide partnership to organize fundraising, meal delivery, and other support to those in need throughout the county following the outbreak of COVID-19. Funds raised here will be used to purchase meals from local businesses and not-for-profit organizations, helping to keep dollars circulating in our food economy while we ensure that everyone is fed, as well as for other support.

Please step up and contribute to help your neighbors – any amount, small or large, will be a huge help.

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The Kingston Food Co-op started a GoFundMe page so they could purchase food from local farms to provide Family of Woodstock and Kingston-based food pantry People’s Place with bagged lunches and hot meals. Their fundraising goal was reached in seven hours and has more-than doubled. Each additional dollar will go to organizations working to feed those in need.