COVID-19: Resources and Needs

COVID-19: Resources and Needs

Office procedures

For the health and protection of our guests and staff, we will be following these guidelines in our office:

  • No person with a fever of 100 degrees or greater, or with symptoms of COVID-19 should enter the office.
  • Office visitors will be asked to sign in and out for contact tracing purposes.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided for use by visitors as well as staff, if desired.
  • Until July 6, no more than 15 people are allowed in the office at any time.
  • The conference room and Collaboration Corner will not be available for use by outside groups until further notice.
  • Social distancing, i.e., maintaining a distance of 6 feet away from other people, is encouraged. When social distancing is not feasible, the time within the six-foot distance should be minimized to less than 10 minutes.

To contact us, call 620-663-5293 or email one our staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: With the Community Foundation’s physical office being closed, does that mean operations have halted? 

A: No. All staff are working remotely, performing the normal functions of the foundation, Monday-Friday, and are available via the contact methods listed above.

Q: I’m a donor wanting to make a financial gift to help during this pandemic. Who do I contact?

A: Contact Aubrey Abbott Patterson, or 620-200-0175.

Q: Are people in need of food or other goods? Where can I donate?

A: Yes, people and organizations are in need of specific items. Call Reno County VOAD’s referral and resource line 2-1-1 to learn of specific needs and ways to donate. See the list below of additional community needs.

Community Needs

A listing of local service organizations in need of financial donations and goods and services.


  • With the cancellations of planned blood drives, the American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to donate. To schedule a time, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS


Address: 335 N. Washington St. #240, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Telephone: 620-665-3630

  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Inexpensive thermometers
  • Tylenol – bottles to give clients
  • Hand sanitizer bottles
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Boxes of disposable gloves (the thin ones)


Address: 301 E. Third Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67501
Telephone: 620-662-6468

  • Community service workers or volunteers are needed.


To donate, call 620-665-2038

  • N95 masks
  • Isolation gowns (disposable or reusable)
  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • Hand sanitizer in a pocket size (2 or 4 oz.)


Address: Community Church of the Brethren, 1600 N. Severance St.
Telephone: 316-609-9299

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brushes and combs
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent


Address: 200 W. Sixth Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67504
To donate money:
To donate food and supplies: 620-314-6969 

  • Twin size mattress sets. Please call The Sleep Shoppe or Mattress Hub. New Beginnings’ donors have worked with both businesses and in the past have been able to strike a good deal.
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Non-surgical masks
  • Non-latex gloves
  • No-touch thermometers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Bottled water
  • Cereal in bags/boxes
  • Oatmeal boxes of individual packets
  • Instant potatoes
  • Instant rice
  • Shelter DOES NOT need canned goods


Address: 700 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Telephone: 620-665-4076

  • Refrigerator truck. The amount of items that need refrigeration while donations are being sorted is more than the food bank can accommodate, the organization seeks to increase its refrigeration capacity.
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soups
  • Canned meat
  • Any vegetables
  • Peanut butter

RENO COUNTY VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Relief)

Telephone: 2-1-1

To donate money: Drop off at the United Way of Reno County office, 924 N. Main St. (100% of donations go directly to individuals for rent, utility, and prescription drug assistance)

To donate supplies: Drop off at The Salvation Army, 700 N. Walnut St. or Interfaith Housing and Community Services, 1326 E. Ave. A

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Lysol spray
  • Toilet paper


Drop off: 700 N. Walnut St.
Telephone: 620-663-3353

  • Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Soap
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Band-aids
  • Laundry soap
  • Clorox Wipes or wash clothes
  • Clorox or any other kind of cleaner
  • Pedialyte
  • Gatorade
  • Diapers: size 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Pull-ups: size 4, 5, 6
  • Wipes: any kind
  • Women’s products: pads, tampons, pull-on briefs size S/M
  • Men’s pull-on briefs: size L
  • Bar soap: big bars
  • Toothpaste: family size
  • Deodorant: men’s and women’s


Telephone: (620) 665-4960

  • Community volunteers

Other Resources

  • The CARES Act: What Nonprofits Need to Know about the Payroll Protection Program