COVID-19: How to Help

The Junior League of Collin County recognizes the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 is having on Collin County. We are working to compile a master list of all the ways that you can help your neighbors while protecting yourself and others from the spread COVID-19. Please continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and World Health Organization.

If there are additional places in Collin County who need support during this time or if you see anything on this page that should be edited, please email all information to

Last updated: May 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm


  • Carter BloodCare needs our help! Please consider sponsoring a blood drive or attend one of their scheduled blood drives. Click here for updated information and the precautions Carter BloodCare is taking to keep donors safe.


  • Collin CARES
    Families and individuals in need of financial assistance for housing, utilities, and groceries are encouraged to apply for the Housing & Living Assistance Program HERE.
    Economic assistance for cities and towns as well as free COVID-19 testing for the uninsured is also offered through the Collin CARES economic recovery and assistance programs.





  • Baylor Scott & White App
    • Baylor Scott & White is encouraging anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath and feeling feverish) or who has concerns about their risk of infection with COVID-19 to first take the screening questionnaire prior to scheduling an appointment, walking into a clinic or arriving at a hospital emergency department or COVID-19 specimen collection site.
    • To install the app on your mobile device, simply text BETTER to 88408 to have it sent to your phone.
  • Children’s Health Virtual Visit
    • Families can video chat with a provider right from home about illnesses, injuries and mental health. Visit the Virtual Visit web portal and create an account or download the app.
  • Legacy ER & Urgent Care
    • Legacy ER & Urgent Care centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has set up drive-through visits at their centers allowing patients to be checked by a physician without getting out of their cars.
    • More Information
    • Reference Article
  • MD Medical Group
    • For all testing locations, click the MD Medical Group link
      • Collin County Location: MD Kids Pediatrics West Plano location- 7800 Preston Rd. #300 Plano, TX 75024
    • To make a same day appointment, call or text 1-888-776-5252 (texting preferred)



  • Children’s Health
    • Help Children’s Health respond and adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare concern by making a gift to the Children’s Health℠ Response Fund. Your support offers the internal emergency command team the flexibility to expand capacity, secure additional equipment and tend to the needs of patients and families who depend on their care for an array of pediatric conditions even during times of crisis.
    • Donation Link
    • Send a Message to Patients or Caregivers
    • Donate Items (Including masks)
  • Community Health Clinic – McKinney
    • CHC provides healthcare to low-income uninsured families in northern Collin County.
  • Hope Clinic – McKinney
    • Hope Clinic provides health care services and resources to low-income, uninsured McKinney residents.


If you are interested in sewing masks, please download the sewing pattern below.


As of March 19, Governor Greg Abbott has announced an executive order to prohibit eating and drinking at restaurants, but many restaurants are offering take out and curbside service. Consider eating local during these restaurant closures.

  • Click here for Allen restaurants that will deliver food or offer curbside delivery
  • Click here for Frisco restaurants that will deliver food or offer curbside delivery
  • Click here for McKinney restaurants that will deliver food or offer curbside delivery
  • Click here for Plano restaurants that will deliver food or offer curbside delivery
  • Click here for Prosper restaurants that will deliver food or offer curbside delivery



  • City of Plano SAGE
    • Residents can sign up for newsletters from City of Plano SAGE wherein they’ll receive a list of grocery stores and pharmacies who have special shopping hours for seniors and at-risk populations.
    • Sign Up Now


  • 2-1-1 Texas
    • 211 Texas activated a COVID-19 option within the 211 platform. 211 specialists across the state are available 24/7 to answer the most frequently asked, non-medical, questions based on material provided by DSHS and CDC. Questions 211 specialists can’t answer will be referred to DSHS and local Public Health Department COVID-19 info lines.
  • Communities Foundation of Texas Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund
    • The Get Shift Done for North Texas Initiative was launched to employ affected hourly workers in the hospitality industry to perform shifts for nonprofit organizations and institutions trying to meet community demand during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was established at Communities Foundation of Texas to raise money to provide wages to hourly workers, who then serve volunteer shifts at local nonprofits, preparing and delivering meals for those in need.
  • Communities Foundation of Texas North Texas Community Response Fund
    • CFT has established the North Texas Community Response Fund, that will be used to support community needs in response to COVID-19. Donations to this fund will be used to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most affected by COVID-19. This will likely include support for individuals and families who need access to food and/or healthcare, supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or support for agencies who work with vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or homeless.
    • Donation Link
  • JLCC Supports Women. Period.
    • Periods don’t stop during pandemics. Feminine hygiene products are one of the most requested items in shelters across Collin County. In Texas, feminine hygiene products are classified as a luxury item and cannot be purchased with food stamps or any other form of federal or state assistance. Throughout the year, the Junior League of Collin County collects feminine hygiene products and disperses them to agencies in need throughout the county.
    • Amazon Wishlist
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • 1-800-799-7233
    • 1-800-787-3224 en Español
  • Operation Kindness
  • Second Chance SPCA
  • Small Business Disaster Loan

And while you’re at home…