GYCC’S COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM
Mid 2020, GYCC began to receive urgent requests for COVID SUPPORT BOXES from Community Members and Families testing positive with Covid. In response, GYCC launched the COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM
As of December 2021, GYCC has provided over 175 COVID SUPPORT BOXES to Community Members, Agencies, Families and children. These boxes have provided support to over 400 individuals and are often delivered to entire families with children who have tested positive.
KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM
The main goal of the GYCC’S COVID SUPPORT BOX PROGRAM is to keep Covid Positive Adults, Children and Families out of overcrowded Hospitals. First, the boxes allows them to monitor their oxygen levels and temperature at home. This results in less visits to Emergency Rooms. Second, PPE and Hydration/Electrolyte replacement aids in prevention of spread and recovery. As a result, we see fewer readmissions.
The Average COVID SUPPORT BOX Contains:
Digital Oxygen Monitor
Hydration/Electrolyte Replacement (ie: Pedialyte, Gatorade)
PPE (Masks, gloves, Sanitizing Cleaner, Hand Sanitizer, etc
Over the Counter Medications
Basic Quarantine Snack Foods (Granola Bars, Crackers etc)
Comfort Items (Books, stuffed animals, blankets)
The COVID SUPPORT BOXES include also include Sanitization Supplies, basic food support and comfort items for isolation when available.
A large volume of Urgent calls for Covid Support Boxes are from those who are very sick. Many have been hospitalized at least once and are now having to quarantine. As a result, they are often unable to get the supplies they need to keep themselves and their family members safe.
CHILDREN WITH COVID
In response to the high volume of Urgent Calls with Children who test positive for COVID, GYCC has created Family Boxes.
Pediatric Masks and PPE, Pediatric Over-the-Counter Medicine, stuffed animals and comfort items such as blankets and toys. This is in addition to the regular box contents.
PARTNERING WITH THE COMMUNITY
GYCC’s Community Partners have been an essential part of the Program. They have provided Donations and Collected Items from community members.
GYCC IS WORKING WITH:
PRESCOTT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
AARP’S TAX AIDE CENTER
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
QUAD CITY INTERFAITH COUNCIL
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donations can be made at https://az-gycc.org/donate/
If you or someone you love has tested positive for COVID Contact GYCC at GYCCinfo@gmail.com