Covid-19: How to Help

For the full slate of COVID-19 Resources, see here.

What’s your superpower?

Donate, Volunteer & Make: lots of ways to help Dumbo business, our neighbors, and our great city.

Make things! Let’s be creative about our resources.


NYC Economic Development Corporation is seeking businesses with the ability to source and/or make products to support the City’s COVID-19 response work. For example, putting 3D printers to work making medical face shields, sewing gowns and masks, making & delivering food for response teams, putting existing tech towards logistical problems, etc.

Here is the link with more info:

Let us know if your company has signed up and what you are doing–we want to shout you out! Email us @

Help our food insecure neighbors & medical heroes!

If you can, please consider donating to one or more of these great causes.

Family Meals Borough President

$50 Family Meals from Westville, Front St Pizza, Ignazio's & Juliana's Pizza will feed a Dumbo family in need + help our restaurants stay in business. We're working with the Dock Street School PTA to identify our neighbors with the most need, and to help distribute meals accordingly. Buy a meal below and support our families & our businesses at the same time. Meals include two entries, a veggie side, bread and drinks, and can really feed more than four :)


Bring Back Brooklyn

Dumbo's small businesses are the heart of the neighborhood. We love them and hope you will support the creative innovative restaurants, shops, gyms, play spaces and services that make Dumbo shine.

In response to the pandemic, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce launched the #BringBackBrooklyn Fund to provide community-driven, no interest loans to Brooklyn’s most vulnerable small businesses

34% of the 63,000 businesses in Brooklyn may never reopen post-COVID19. Let's help Dumbo reopen!


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Help us Call & Check In On Our Elderly Neighbors!

We are working with our friends at the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership to assemble a team to make wellness phone calls to isolated seniors and other vulnerable people living in our community.

We need 100 people to help us make regular phone calls to isolated vulnerable people. Callers will participate in training with experienced senior social workers and be given scripts to work from, with links to resources that can address issues they may encounter. Each team member will be asked to only call the number of people that makes sense for them. Every call helps!


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Farragut & Fort Greene Fresh Pantry and Farragut Food Club

Food access was already a critical problem for many neighbors in Farragut, Whitman & Ingersoll Houses. The impacts of COVID-19 will only heighten the need for too many local families. The existing Farragut & Fort Greene Fresh Pantry and Farragut Food Club, which break down barriers to free or affordable and fresh food for public housing residents, will be stepping up efforts to meet the increased demand over the coming months and needs your support to make that happen.


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Help Pensa make Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Dumbo-based Pensa is continuing efforts to provide healthcare workers with PPE. They have shipped more than 80,000 anti-fog face shields to hospitals! However: hospitals are running out of money, and as cities begin to open up, they will continue to be in dire need of PPE for months to come.

The face shields cost $3.50 to produce. Help Pensa continue this work. Donate to their goFundme to offset the cost of manufacturing!

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Help Brooklyn Roasting Keep our hospital workers caffeinated!

So far, they’ve helped keep folks at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Lenox Hill Greenwich, Brooklyn Methodist and those working at the Duggal Greenhouse’s mask making program caffeinated.


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Help Luke's Lobster donate food to hospital workers!

They've brought meals to NYU Langone, Stonewall House, Weill Cornell and Lenox Hill, and the list of requests keeps growing.

Help them help others by purchasing meals for donation 25% discount for us to bring to hospitals as well. Call the Dumbo location at (917) 882-7516 or use their online ordering system to order donation rolls (or add donation rolls to an order for themselves!).

And, Support Dumbo Businesses Directly

During this trying time, many businesses have had to close, laying off employees in the process. Here’s how to help.


Almar has set up a GoFundMe to support its staff and overheard costs while their doors remain closed. Link to donate here.

Atrium Feature

Atrium is still doing limited take out and delivery, but has had to lay off most of its staff. They have set up a GoFundMe page to support their staff while they are currently out of work. Link to the GoFundMe page is here.

Barber On Pearl
Barber on Pearl

Barber on Pearl has set up a GoFundMe to support its staff. All donors will recieve 25% off their next service. Link to donate here.

Butler Bakeshop

Butler is donating 100% of all online sales of gift cards, merchandise, and coffee bags to their staff relief fund until April 20th. In addition, if you buy a bottle of wine with your food purchase, Butler will also give a bottle to one of their team members as well.

Plus, they've set up a GoFundMe for their staff here.

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Cafe Gitane

Cafe Gitane has set up a GoFundMe to support their staff through lay offs. Link to donate here.

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Celestine has set up a GoFundMe page in order to help their employees directly through donations.

Link to the GoFundMe page is here.

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Front St Pizza x Overtime

Overtime has teamed up with Front St Pizza to create a limited edition hoodie! All proceeds will be donated to Front Street to support their staff and their families that may be struggling during this time! Order yours today.

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Gran Electrica

Gran Electrica has set up a GoFundMe page as an employee relief fund. 100% of the donations go directly to the staff of Colonie, Gran Electrica and Pips.

Link to donate here.

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One Girl Cookies

One Girl Cookies has set up a GoFundMe page where all funds raised will be split among their employees, so they can pay their day-to-day living expenses.

Link to the GoFundMe page is here.

Salon Dumbo
Salon Dumbo

Dumbo's favorite beauty spot, Salon Dumbo has put up a GoFundMe page to support their staff members while the business is closed for the time being.

Link to the GoFundMe page is here.

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Seamore's has set up a fund to support their team of 150, now all on unemployment.  A donation can really make a difference for a team-member on unemployment. Details here.

Superfine Oh My Drling Azalea

Superfine has launched a GoFundMe to support their capacity to stay open and serve the neighborhood in a positive way in this time. See the GoFundMe here.

In addition, they are donating all proceeds of the sales of co-founder Tanya Rynd's very own art to supporting the Superfine staff. Buy art + do good! Give them a call at (718) 243-9005 to get a list of works available.

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Vinegar Hill House

Longtime neighborhood staple Vinegar Hill House has set up a GoFundMe to support their staff through lay offs and this difficult time. Link to donate here.