How to Help

During times like these, it's so important that we stand together and support our local communities. We looked into some of the top cities of our customers and how to help in those specific areas.

NYC

CITY HARVEST 

As our city is in lockdown, we recognize the amazing causes working relentlessly to help those struggling in our community. City Harvest is an organization that works to rescue and deliver food to those in need. During this time, City Harvest is working tirelessly to alleviate New Yorkers from food insecurity. You can donate to them here. Additionally, any purchase you make from SENLIS, we are donating 15% of our sales to City Harvest. 

FOOD BANK NYC

Providing emergency food to people in quarantine, Food Bank focuses on providing meals to people in times of crises. During this time, their community kitchen and food pantry in Harlem remains open for people in need. Learn how to help here.

FUND FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The fund enables partnerships with NYC Schools to pilot innovative projects, accelerate outcome-driven initiatives & respond to emerging needs. During this crisis, the fund is contributing to innovative plans for schooling at home, providing tech and learning assistance for in-need students, etc.

NO KID HUNGRY

No Kid Hungry focuses on the children in America who rely on food support. During this time while schools aren't in session, No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to try to reach as many of those children as possible. 

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA

Meals on Wheels focuses on delivering meals to senior citizens who cannot leave their houses during quarantine.

INVISIBLE HANDS DELIVER

Invisible Hands is a group of young volunteers who will do shopping and delivery for the elderly or immunocompromised.

Los Angeles 

Los Angeles is home to our SENLIS Boutique, and holds a special place in our hearts as the city that helped us launch our brand. 

Here’s how some local Los Angeles fashion designers and brands are helping in the COVID-19 crisis.

MICHAEL COSTELLO

Costello created a washable face mask in a black, cotton-nylon stretch fabric, which he is personally producing, along with two seamstresses, at a rate of about 150 per day at his atelier in downtown Los Angeles.

AST SPORTSWEAR INC.

Abdul Rashid, Chief Operating Office of AST Sportswear Inc. in Brea, said his company began to produce reusable cotton face masks last Wednesday to donate to hospitals and healthcare facilities “strictly at our own cost.” The company shipped 1,000 masks Monday morning, free of charge, to the office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

LOS ANGELES APPAREL

Dov Charney, Chief Executive of Los Angeles Apparel, said his company began to manufacture washable face masks five weeks ago at the 150,000-square-foot headquarters on East 59th Street in Florence. He noticed a shortage early. Now, more than 400 employees are making the masks and medical gowns. The Los Angeles Apparel cotton mask is available for purchase ($30 for a pack of three in black, white or yellow with purple trim at losangelesapparel.net). The company is also selling wholesale to other businesses such as Albertsons and Pavilions. Charney has additionally donated thousands of masks to organizations in need.

Texas

UNITED WAY DALLAS COVID RELIEF FUND: https://unitedwaydallas.org/donate/

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is partnering with community leaders in a big way to begin planning for long-term recovery. Your contributions to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will go out to the urgent needs of North Texans and will benefit long-term challenges such as income, education, and health. Together we can live UNITED, support our fellow neighbors, and aid our community.

Florida

THE YOUTH FAIR: https://www.thefair.me/

Miami-Dade’s fairgrounds in Westchester may soon act as a makeshift hospital, as medical facilities across the area have become overwhelmed with patients needing treatment for the novel coronavirus.The Youth Fair has offered a tented area off Coral Way as a hospital site, according to the nonprofit’s President, Eddie Cora. He says Miami-Dade's Office of Emergency Management asked to use the fairgrounds for a "possible" 250-bed temporary hospital. The organization also provides scholarships and community programs, service awards, and public school support.

Virginia

UVA HEALTH SYSTEM

The UVA Health System is now accepting essential protective equipment and reagents to help combat COVID-19. All UVA labs are approved to donate. If you have items you would like to donate, bring them to West Complex, Davis Wing room 1294. Due to the complex situation regarding coronavirus, UVA is not permitted to give specifics on the items.

Consumable items (non-expired):

  • Isolation Gowns
  • Isolation masks
  • Eye shields
  • N-95 masks
  • Bouffant caps
  • Surgeon caps
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Shoe covers
  • Dacron nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs

Reagents:

  • Manufactured VTM - if you have the components for VTM, be ready; the pharmacy will be able to prepare from components if approval is given.

Address for West Complex, Davis Wing room 1294: 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903

 


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