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Published on March 18, 2020

Ways to Give Back during Coronavirus Pandemic

Last Updated: Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:40 a.m.

As we take steps to prepare for and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, many of us are looking for ways to support those families who are stressed financially and emotionally. Here is a list of resources for ways you can help right here in our community. If you have suggestions for additions, please email:

Partnership for Children of Wayne County / Smart Start

Child Care Centers are DESPERATELY in need of cleaning supplies. If you are able to donate, please take unopened cleaning supplies to the drop-box at Partnership For Children of Wayne County/Smart Start located at 800 N. William St in Goldsboro.

United Way of Wayne County

United Way of Wayne County is serving as the contact for churches, nonprofits and individuals wishing to provide support. If your organization is already providing support services (food, diapers etc.) please contact the UWWC so your services can be listed as a resource and promoted. If your organization would like to offer services, please contact the UWWC to discuss what needs are currently unmet.

Many local churches and non-profits have expressed a desire to provide support.  Please contact the United Way for direction.  In this challenging time, we must be strategic in identifying and fulfilling needs to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Wayne Pregnancy Center/Cry Freedom Missions

Wayne Pregnancy Center and Cry Freedom Missions is working to supply baby items and supplies to the community, families and survivors of sex- and human-trafficking. The organizations currently need:

  • Diapers (specific size: newborn, 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's)

  • Wipes

  • Bottled Water

  • Baby toiletries (wash, soaps, lotions)

  • Lysol

  • Disinfecting wipes

  • Clorox bleach/ cleaners

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Ginger Ale (any brand)

  • Gift cards for any amount to Walmart, Target, Dollar Stores, or any fast food or restaurant establishment for meals 

To make a donation, please contact Wayne Pregnancy Center at 919-432-8837.

3HC (Home, Health and Hospice)

Sanitizing wipes are needed; please deliver to 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive.

Salvation Army

As stores run out of bulk food and toilet paper, food pantries are struggling to fill their shelves, even as more people are coming in for help. Consider donating what you can spare, especially non-perishable food and toiletry items.  Take ALL non-perishable food and personal hygiene item donations to the Salvation Army (610 N. William Street) 919-735-4811  (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).

What To Do If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click the purple Coronavirus Help tab on the bottom of

This will bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also call your primary care provider.

Do not go to your doctor’s office or an urgent care without first determining if further medical screening is necessary.

If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.