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Mar 27, 2020

Community Resources and Charitable Support During COVID-19

The Shop remains committed to supporting our professional community throughout the the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are monitoring new and upcoming resources for you, your business, and ways you can help others! Check back for weekly updates.


News Updates

Governor Jon Bel Edwards & Mayor LaToya Cantrell Joint Press Conference: The Governor and Mayor confirmed that the Convention Center will be used as a non-emergency medical facility, starting with 1,000 beds and will be primarily managed by the US Marines.


Local Resources

City of New Orleans: Consolidated information regarding city services, mandates, and resources for New Orleanians.

The GNO, Inc: If your business is pivoting to a new product to serve immediate Coronavirus needs, The GNO, Inc. team can help connect you to customers. For more information and to register visit You can see an updated summary of the Payroll Protection Program here.  You can see a summary of the Corporate Liquidity Fund here.

Louisiana Economic Development: LED just launched a new hotline for Louisiana businesses affected by COVID-19. Companies can call 225.342.4321 between 8 AM – 8 PM with their questions related to the impacts of the virus. They also have a great list of resources from disaster relief lending to grant programs.

The New Orleans Chamber  of Commerce: Stay connected virtually! The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Wednesday webinar series to provide beneficial information and creative ideas to the business community during this time of quarantine. Learn more here.

Where Y’at Magazine: Learn what local restaurants are open for take out or delivery in the city.

Top Box Food: Top Box Food will deliver fresh produce to your door.


Ways You Can Help

Son of a Saint: SOS is operating.  They’re seeking laptops, iPads or similar tablet devices to help mentees with at home learning.  If you would like to donate this technology, please email You can also help support through monetary donations.

Dress for Success: Dress for Success has halted in-person appointments at their headquarters as well as accepting clothing donations. They are moving to virtual appointments for resume help, mock phone interviews, and preparing for when New Orleans reopens for business. If you would like to volunteer for virtual counseling, sign up here. You can also help support through monetary donations.

Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting monetary donations, food donations, cleaning supplies, and volunteer support. Learn more here.

City of New Orleans: Learn which community partners are accepting donations.

The Blood Center: Blood banks are seeing a sharp decline in donations and are predicting a surge in need – help if you can.

Support Local Retailers: See a list of shops that are offering their products online here.