Ways to Help
Support Local Business
Many DSA members and other downtown businesses have found ways to keep their workers busy and their patrons satisfied by offering promotions that keep convenience, health and safety in mind. Check out our list of current reopenings to learn more and help support local business.Downtown Business Promotions
Support Local Nonprofits
All In Seattle is a group of like-minded Seattleites and community members who are quickly deploying resources directly to proven nonprofits who can deliver it to those most in need. At launch on March 23, they raised over $30 million to contribute directly to these nonprofits.Learn More
Most blood donations come from community drives, all of which have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. More supply is needed to ensure it is available for cancer patients, surgeries, baby deliveries, car accidents and other needs. Schedule a donation with Bloodworks Northwest or call 1-800-398-7888.
United Way of King County is maintaining a database of volunteer needs. You can help support needs arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. While volunteering or delivering resources, keep in mind the social distancing guidelines by staying six feet apart from those you do not share a household with. There are numerous ways to give back to the community while staying true to these guidelines, including solo volunteering and online opportunities.
Donate to Food Banks
The Washington Food Fund seeks to close an $11 million gap in funding to help support the statewide emergency food effort over the coming weeks, ensuring help for the many seniors, kids, newly unemployed and others who find themselves in need of assistance during this crisis.
Northwest Harvest supports food banks across Washington state. Visit their website to learn more about how to donate, volunteer or receive food from local food banks.
The Pike Place Market also runs a food bank downtown.
If you are able, please consider making a donation. Food banks are currently experiencing increased demand and are in need of volunteers and donations.