Community action techniques allow individuals to assist others  besides the manufacturing of goods and financial support.

Blood Donations

Due to COVID-19, hospitals are limiting the number of people in hospital buildings and instead suggest that people interested in donating blood do so at the New York Blood Center. Blood banks are requesting that people who wish to donate schedule an appointment before showing up at one of their sites. Here is a list of places throughout the City and New Jersey.

Become a senior penpal

Remember pen pals? Well, home-bound seniors, many of whom do not have access to the internet, could certainly use the company after weeks of being isolated safely at home. Use this link to write a note to a senior. 

Share your Netflix subscription log in with senior neighbors

More than 1,300 seniors living in affordable housing buildings are now home and isolated, some without access to technology like Netflix and social media. Asking people to write letters, notes, short stories, greeting cards, or make illustrations that can be distributed to residents. Mail to Leah Schechter, Met Council Fulfillment Center, 71 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or email lschechter@metcouncil.org

 

Information compiled from this Direct Response document.