Do a Good Turn during the shutdown

A good Scout does a good turn daily. Here are a few ways you can help others during the shelter-in-place order.

Send your suggestions to Laurel Feddock to add to this page. That would be a good turn!

Donate popcorn to homeless shelters/hospital staff/firefighters
Ask your unit’s families to donate extra sanitizer/masks/toilet paper to first line responders
Call an elderly person to see if they need anything or to just chat. They love it!
Cut someone else’s lawn
Take to the curb and bring back weekly garbage cans
Donate to food banks

With hundreds of thousands of local children out of schools and many people out of work, rapid food response is critical to making sure that no one goes hungry. Donating money is better than donating food. Food banks have purchasing power. To donate, visit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Donate blood

Blood donations can be made through Vitalant, the American Red Cross, the Stanford Blood Center and several other donation centers around the Bay Area.

Support local businesses
  • Buy gift cards to use later. This helps businesses maintain essential cash flow to keep their doors open and avoid layoffs.
  • Order takeout and delivery. Many local restaurants are utilizing Door Dash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, and other delivery services.
  • Keep paying gardeners, babysitters, housekeepers, nannies, and other support services you may have temporarily canceled due to the coronavirus. Many of them cannot access unemployment benefits unless as an employer you are paying into the system.