Donate and Help Support Recovery in Muscatine County
Helping our community is our top priority. 100% of donations to the Continuity Fund help our neighbors.
The Community Continuity Fund was established to support the immediate and emerging needs of our neighbors in Muscatine County. New needs are created each day by interruptions in services, potential shortages in food and funding, and gaps in nutrition for food-insecure children, families, and seniors.
Funds are distributed to non-profit organizations in Muscatine County who have applied for grant money. Funds awarded to date have benefited:
- Trinity Muscatine Hospital Foundation – protective equipment and supplies
- Pearl City Outreach – food supplies
- Wilton Community School District – assistance feeding students and help providing internet access
- Senior Resources – protective equipment and staff support
- West Liberty Early Learning Center – day care and cleaning supplies
- Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) – support local outreach to at-risk high school students
- Trinity Muscatine Public Health – supplies for COVID-19 positive patients and their families
- Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) Food Pantry – food for the pantry
- Iowa Legal Aid – remote technology support
- Salvation Army Muscatine – food for pantry and assistance
- Aligned Impact Muscatine (AIM) – supplies for Community Cleaning Supply and Hygiene Closet
- Lutheran Services Iowa (LSI) – tele-health, virtual home visitation facilitation
- Family Resources, Inc. – tele-health and related services
- Muscatine Diaper Bank – purchase diapers
- Wilton Retirement Community – offset costs of the expanded equipment and supply needs related to COVID containment efforts
- West Liberty Area Ministerial Association – Assist families with rent, utilities, gasoline vouchers, car repairs, medicine, etc.
- West Liberty Food Bank – increased need for food supplementation for current enrollees and for new families
- Muscatine Community YMCA – cleaning supplies and plexiglass
- River Bend Foodbank – food for school pantry
- L&M Falcon Locker – replenish food supply for backpack program depleted by COVID-19.
- United Way – meal kits to families and purchase internet access for students in need as identified by MCSD through the Kids First Fund.
- Island United Methodist Church Food Pantry – food and supplies
- Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) – to support the domestic violence shelter
- Community Action of Eastern Iowa – school supply program
- Bethany for Children and Families – online therapy for school age children
- Muscatine Community School District – supplies for choral programs PPE and music education software.
- Lousia-Muscatine Community School District – technology access to students in need
- A Moment of Magic – equipment to provide virtual programming to Muscatine children battling illness
- NAMI Greater Mississippi – large venue for outreach services to engage participates regarding mental health
- MCSA Vision Center – to assist in cost of lenses so that the cost of appointments can remain ten dollars to the clients
- West Liberty High School – to provide sweatshirts to high school students in need of warmer clothing.
Stay at home Muscatine t-shirts are available for purchase. Shirts are $15 and encourage stay at home efforts while supporting the Continuity Fund. To purchase a shirt:
- Visit our Donate page.
- Select Events & Merchandise
- Choose T-Shirt – Stay Home In Muscatine County .
- Comment your desired quantity and size.
In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Muscatine, $5,000 in gift certificates will be purchased from local restaurants and distributed to essential health professionals. This project supports local businesses in their time of need, while finding a small way to thank the individuals who are working tirelessly to keep our community safe. To give to this project:
We know that assistance is best provided by a network of experts as experienced as service providers, but funding may be a barrier to successful implementation of containment efforts and assistive services. We are working to align the funding received to fill the identified gaps in resources quickly and effectively.
As residents of Muscatine County, we have all been impacted in small or large ways by containment efforts. We trust that you will lend a hand to support whether through your donation, continued adherence to recommended protocol, effective management of your resources, sharing your time, or providing your emotional support to those most impacted and those tasked with the role of being a caretaker or care provider.
This is an unusual time. It is OK to feel a bit confused or overwhelmed.
State and federal measures are being taken in an attempt to shorten the time we are impacted by COVID-19. Hang in there – our community cares!