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7 Ways to Give Back During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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If being under quarantine is leaving you with a lot of free time on your (washed) hands, then you’re probably wondering how you can start giving back to our community during these times of need. With that, we have listed out a few ways the community could use your help. Let’s come together, Tampa Bay.

Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Partake in Virtual Events

There are virtual events taking place online that are showcasing small businesses, showcasing good deeds, and more. Let’s show some local love!

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Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Tip Hospitality Workers

Help the Tampa service industry while enjoying your quarantini’s at home. With restaurants and bars forced to shut down, you can support a local service industry worker at random, by tipping them through Venmo or Cash App.

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Support Local Businesses

Support Local Businesses

There are still a bunch of locations open for business, and they’re here to make staying at home a little more enjoyable. Whether it’s things to do, things to eat, things to drink or places to shop – they’ve got you covered.

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Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Donate or Volunteer

There are tons of local charities that need your help. Whether it’s volunteering your time or donating supplies, there are different ways you can contribute and make a difference. Small gestures can go long ways.

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Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Foster or Adopt a Pet

As shelters are closing, our furry friends need us now more than ever! Contact a local shelter today and bring home a furry companion. You don’t have to quarantine alone.

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Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Babysit or Dogsit

There are parents struggling to find child care while still having to go to work, and there are businesses letting employees go. Babysitting solves both of those problems, and there are resources that solve the difficulties in finding someone.

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P.S. If you are a wino and you book a babysitting gig through Double Mint, you will be gifted a bottle of wine from Cru Cellars when you buy one.

Ways to Give Back During COVID19

Donate Blood

With the Coronavirus fears, blood donation appointments have been canceled left and right leaving a severe blood supply shortage. Eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. 

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Stefanie Font

Stefanie Font

Stefanie is a City Manager and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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