How You Can Help

Folsom residents, businesses, schools, and community organizations are stepping up to help during this difficult time. Giving makes our community #ResilientByNature, and helps individuals feel a greater sense of purpose and happiness during these uncertain times.

If you have unique and inspiring ways Folsom residents and businesses are coming together during this unprecedented time, we encourage you to share your stories on social media using the hashtag #ResilientbyNature or email communications@folsom.ca.us.

Here is how you can help:

Help Folsom Residents

Donate food, time, or money to the Twin Lakes Food Bank. 
Demand for the Food Bank's services has surged as people have lost their jobs or are working fewer hours. 

See a list of their most needed items.

Donate to HART of Folsom to assist those seeking safe shelter during this outbreak

Donate to Sacramento Self-Help Housing to help families who are suffering financial losses to maintain their housing.

Donate to employee associations or guilds to help members pay for their medical expenses should they become ill. Many of these groups support artists, gig workers, restaurant workers, and others whose jobs may not come with traditional benefits.

Check out Facebook’s Folsom COVID-19 Neighbors Helping Neighbor’s group for more ways to help.

 

Help Seniors

Donate money to Meals on Wheels Sacramento to provide home delivered meals to seniors. They cannot currently accept new volunteers. 

Check in on elderly neighbors and see if they need help getting needed supplies. Consider assisting them with getting groceries and needed prescriptions or helping them to order these items online and have them delivered to their home.

 

Help Students

Help local students as they navigate distance learning with Folsom's Hope. The group also provides mentorship and needed items to the students to support their educational journey.

 

Help Medical Professionals

Schedule an appointment to donate blood at Vitalant.
There is a critical shortage of blood at area hospitals. Donating blood and plasma can help save lives.  

Those who have tested positive with COVID-19 and recovered can donate blood for for convalescent plasma. Learn more at StemExpress's website. 

Donate medical supplies

 

Make masks or shields

Hand sewn, reusable, masks are in demand for non-medical environments.

Join Folsom Mask Makers Group on Facebook to assist in making, assembling or delivering handmade masks to groups in need, including first responders, health care workers, and others who are providing essential services. The group also is seeking financial donations to pay for needed supplies.

Join Operation Shields Up to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) using 3D Printers. Operations Shields Up seeks volunteers to work at its workspace in Rocklin or to use their personal at-home 3D printers to create PPE. The group is also seeking donations to pay for needed supplies.

 

Support Local Businesses

Shop locally and buy gift cards that can be used at a later date. Many local businesses are offering online shopping options.

Order take-out from local restaurants. Many are offering curbside, no-touch pick-up options or delivery.

 

 

Any statement or reference to a specific business, entity, or organization does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the City of Folsom of the products or services of their provider.