Support COVID-19 Relief on #GivingTuesdayNow
How Can You Help?
The global threat of COVID-19 has affected nearly every person on the planet, but it also presents us with an opportunity to unite as a global community. Now, more than ever, is the time to come together to support communities and nonprofits in our hometowns and beyond.
Serving as an emergency response to COVID-19 needs, #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving that will take place on May 5, 2020, in addition to the regularly-scheduled Dec. 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday began in 2011 as an international day of charitable giving marking the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Now, it’s time to extend this charitable giving to a time when many need it most.
Looking for ways to help? Check out some of our clients seeking donations for COVID-19 relief.
Allegheny Health Network and the Office of Development are asking people to show support for AHN staff working around-the-clock to protect patients and slow the spread of COVID-19. Drop a note of gratitude in the special email address, AHNheroes@AHN.org, or leave a comment on AHN’s Facebook or Instagram.
Also, AHN has set up a COVID-19 AHN Assistance Fund to provide immediate resources to address the needs of AHN, its care teams, and its patients during the pandemic. To donate, visit supportahn.org/COVID19, text COVID19 to 76278, or create your own fundraiser on behalf of AHN.
Additionally, visit AHN’s “Ways to Help” page to view a list of top-priority supplies you can donate.
CalvertHealth Foundation plays a critical role in raising valuable resources for CalvertHealth Medical Center as an essential resource for healthcare. The Foundation created a COVID-19 Response Fund to raise crucial support for its community hospital.
Einstein Healthcare Network is asking for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations such as N95 respirator masks, protective goggles, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, baby monitors, C-pap machines, and handmade cloth face masks.
Donors can also choose to donate food or drinks and have these delivered to Einstein staff, make a financial contribution to the Einstein Extraordinary Response in Extraordinary Times campaign, or support healthcare heroes by posting an encouraging message on the #EinsteinStrong gratitude page.
Frederick Health has established two charitable funds in response to the pandemic. Visit their COVID-19 Donations page to make a contribution during #GivingTuesdayNow or learn about other ways to support patients and hospital staff.
In addition to creating a COVID-19 Response Fund supporting its critical healthcare needs during the pandemic, Holy Cross Health is accepting PPE and medical equipment donations, as well as certain food and self-care items. Check their website for a list of accepted donations.
MedStar Health is asking for donations to its Associate Emergency Support Fund and COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund. You can also give medical supplies or share your gratitude with caregivers.
Located in New York City, Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated healthcare system providing exceptional patient care locally and globally. Mount Sinai has set up a variety of ways the public can help, from volunteering to donations of supplies or money. If you’re a recovered COVID-19 patient, see if you qualify for Convalescent Plasma Transfusion to help save a critically ill patient.
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) is a nonprofit, Baltimore-based hospital where children go to heal and grow. MWPH has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund to help patients, staff, and more.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves communities in central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. WellSpan has a variety of options for community members looking to give back.
Asbury Foundation secures charitable support for benevolent care and life-enhancing services for residents of Asbury Communities. In addition to supporting the benevolent care program, which helps residents who outlive their financial resources, through no fault of their own, to remain in Asbury communities, Asbury Foundation is raising money for the COVID-19 Associate Support Fund for COVID-19 relief.
During COVID-19, those with disabilities need assistance more than ever. Kessler Foundation is looking to help, and they have set up a Resilience Fund dedicated to helping those who are most vulnerable to today’s challenges.
Allegheny College of Maryland created a COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to assist students during the pandemic, helping to provide them assistance with their tuition, fees, books, supplies, food, technology, and other supplies.
Gettysburg College’s Gettysburg Fund is an effective way to directly support students, their families, and College employees impacted by the effects of the pandemic.
If you’re looking for additional ways to help, check out more ideas on the #GivingTuesdayNow website. If you want to share how you’ve made a difference, or if you want to read heartwarming stories from across the globe, visit the #GivingTuesdayNow interactive map.
Thank You for Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Now is the time to help those on the front lines. Looking for other ways to get involved?