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COVID-19 Goodwill Needs

by Whitney Hahnenberg
Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Curbside donations are open 12 noon – 6 pm daily at our Goodwill Northern Michigan Traverse City South Airport Road location, a community donation center for critically-needed supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak. Items are quarantined for up to four days.

New or Unused, Unscented Items

  • Disposable face masks
  • Disposable stethoscopes
  • Thermometers
  • N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
  • Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
  • Disposable gowns
  • Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
  • Disposable surgical caps
  • Disposable foot covers
  • Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
  • Hand sanitizer

More Specialized Items

  • PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
  • Nasal testing swabs
  • Viral testing kits

How You Can Support Munson Healthcare’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness

includes Goodwill Northern Michigan’s Street Outreach, the Goodwill Inn, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Third Level/Pete’s Place, Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing

Most Urgent Needs

  • Sleeping bags
  • Wipes: personal sanitizing, antiviral cleaning
  • BATA bus passes
  • Thermometers
  • Freeze-dried frozen meals/meals ready to eat (MREs)
  • Tablets and laptops for virtual schooling
  • Cell phone chargers and battery packs
  • Warm boots
  • Socks
  • Small individual squirt bottles for hand sanitizer
  • Hand warmer packs
  • Camp cooking pots and pans
  • Sturdy backpacks
  • Travel-size hygiene products
  • Zip lock bags, gallon size
  • Large storage totes

Also Needed

  • Gift cards for household needs (Meijer, Walmart, RiteAid, etc)
  • Gas gift cards
  • Food gift cards
  • Craft supplies
  • Educational books
  • Household items
  • Clothing

About the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness

Food Rescue /
Northwest Food Coalition

Food Rescue picks up food from generous donors at stores, bakeries and the community drop-off center, and delivers it to food patines and meal sites across the five-county region

  • Nonperishable food items brought to the community donation center will be distributed to food pantries across the region by Food Rescue.
  • Contact Food Rescue to schedule pickups of fresh or frozen food.