As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our area, hospitals are in need of supplies as medical workers work overtime to help those who are sick.
Given the situation and this time of social distancing, it’s easy to feel helpless. But, If you’re looking for ways to help essential workers and hospitals gain access to these supplies or just say thank you, there are options!
Scroll down for some options.
Make Masks 2020
Make Masks 2020 is a grassroots collective seeking to provide short-term relief by mobilizing sewists, makers and organizers to hand-sew and deliver masks to those affected by mask shortages. Click here to get involved!
Find a template to sew your own masks, here! The template has been approved for use by Stamford Hospital!
Click here to read about how Brooklyn-based fashion designer Lauren Gabrielson is pivoting her business to make masks for hospital workers.
Drop Off Supplies
Beginning Monday, you can drop donations of personal protective equipment to a safe, secure location zone at Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court. Volunteers will be there to accept donations Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Accepted items include: disposable face masks, N95 masks (sometimes called respirators), face shields and safety goggles, disposable gowns, disposable gloves (especially non-latex), disposable surgical caps, disposable foot covers, wipes (bleach or antimicrobial), hand sanitizer (at least 60 percent alcohol) and infrared/temporal thermometers.
All items should be in their original, unopened packaging.
Greenwich hospital fundraising, collecting supplies, has on-site specimen collection/testing, and is working very closely with all their community partners and hospitals to be sure they can serve every person who comes to them.
To make monetary donations to Covid-19 Support Funds, please visit this link:
For important resources, including a hotline phone number, telemedicine with Yale New Haven Health physicians, and supplies, please visit this link:
Stamford Health’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund
Donations to Stamford Health’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund provide the most flexibility for the hospital, allowing us to respond to all types of patient needs, and ensure that our patients continue to get the best care, by the best caregivers, with the best technology and equipment. Donate here.
Food For The Front Lines
Food for the Front Lines was founded by former Food Rescue US – Fairfield County Site Director Nicole Straight who saw an opportunity to help CT restaurants while feeding the health care workers at the front lines of this medical crisis. She raised $15K and delivered over 750 meals in under a week. In partnership with CTbites, the Food For The Front Line Go Fund Me was created to continue to fund this mission. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/3b2WFsN
Order lunch and/or dinner for local hospitals, EMT, fire fighters and police officers from Fairfield Pizza. For every order you make, Fairfield Pizza will match it. Order here.
Order 1 pizza pie at Pieology and Pieology will donate a pie to healthcare workers. Order here.
Frosty’s Ice Cream is offering donation options for those on the frontlines when you order online. Order here.
Natalie Rose Cakes will donate 10 cookies to Health Heroes with every purchase of $40 or more. Order here.
Springdale Pizza is asking for donations to help feed 50 hospital workers next week. More information is available here.