Matching 207 homebound people in need with 2647 volunteers around the world

During the height of the coronavirus epidemic, we launched Forty Homes to help those who are homebound and cannot run errands due to their vulnerability. With the pandemic gradually receding, we still have a need for this service, and several organizations have stepped forward to continue to run it

Forty Homes is a simple service that helps match volunteers to people in their neighborhood who need help with errands. It works anywhere in the world where we can identify your location

You can register as someone who needs help, or someone who can help. We ask for your general location (city, zip/postcode) for matching purposes only. No personal information will be shown on this site, and once a pair is matched via email, the person in need can be more specific about their needs and location.

For everyone's safety and protection, there should be no personal contact and no exchange of money.

You need something? Just ask. You want to help? Just do it. We're counting on all of you trusting each other.

If you are trying to arrange help for a loved one far away, register on their behalf and enter their location, not yours.

If you don't feel comfortable having people you do not know assist you, even without contact, do not use this service and instead seek help with family & friends. This was designed to help those with no other options.

There are 57 pending requests for help around the world

How Forty Homes works

Person in need registers and posts a request for help
Person who wants to help sees request nearby and offers to help
Email is sent to person who needs help, they can accept, decline, or withdraw request
Person who wants to help is put in direct contact with person in need, information is traded to run errand
Person in need has errand run with NO CONTACT and NO MONEY TRADED
Both parties declare errand complete and each rates the experience

This project is proudly managed by the National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19 and the National Black Muslim COVID Coalition.
Please contact us if you have any comments, questions, or ideas to make this a better and safer service.