How You Can Help
We are sailing in uncharted waters these days with the COVID-19 crisis. Certainly life as usual for all of us has changed with so many schools and businesses closed. Your Yale New Haven Hospital team, however, has never been busier preparing for what seems to be an inevitable rise in the numbers of very sick patients we will see. We take seriously our commitment to the care and safety of our patients, our staff and our community, and we are working to be sure we are as ready as we can possibly be to meet their needs.
A number of people have contacted us to ask how they can support our Coronavirus-related work. Below are several ways you can help.
COVID-19 Support Funds
Yale New Haven Hospital has established two emergency funds which will provide critical, much needed support to the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 PPE/Capital Provision Fund will be directed toward securing essential supplies, personal protection equipment (PPE) and medical equipment that are in scarce supply. The COVID-19 Support Fund has been established to help us take care of our dedicated and courageous caregivers. In addition to operational expenses, the fund will help support special initiatives such as Oasis Rooms; quiet, private areas where staff can find respite at times of overwhelming stress. Available resources include meditation and relaxation exercises, spiritual care and counseling services. The fund will also provide staff with meals and area accommodations so that our front line care providers do not have the additional worry of increased risk of exposure to their families and loved ones. These initiatives will help our clinical staff to sustain their resilience and continue to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients and community. As the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, specific demands may increase or change. The COVID-19 emergency funds are designed to provide assistance as needs are continually identified during this unprecedented crisis. Choose your designation: Make an online gift today! If making a gift by check, please indicate the fund name in the memo line and mail to:
Yale New Haven Hospital
Office of Development
PO Box 1849
New Haven, CT 06508-9979
Use your creativity and passion to help raise funds for the COVID-19 Support Funds by activating your social media networks. Peer-to-peer fundraising is an effective way of raising much needed funds while also engaging with your friends and family, especially during this time when so many are practicing social distancing and self-isolation. We provide easy-to-use personal fundraising pages that you can share.
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Medical Supplies, Hand Sewn Masks and Food
Due to the overwhelming generosity and effort of our community in helping secure appropriate, medical-grade personal protective equipment, Yale New Haven Health System has a sufficient stock of necessary items at this time. Thank you for making this possible! As a result of this effort, we are no longer accepting donations of medical supplies, PPE, or hand-sewn face masks. If you have already created face masks for donation, we encourage you to donate them to organizations in your area where they may be most needed.
We are most grateful for your support of Yale New Haven Health System and your assistance in our COVID-19 response.
If you are interested in donating food for the staff at Yale New Haven Hospital during this time, please email email@example.com with the following information. Someone will contact you within 48 hours to confirm that we are able to accept the donation and to provide delivery information and guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: food donations should be provided in single serving, individually wrapped portions in order to ensure the safety of our staff.
- Your Full Name
- Your cell phone #
- Restaurant/Company Name
- Type of Food
- Estimated quantity or number of people that can be fed
- Date/time you are interested in delivering
Thank you again for your generous efforts on our behalf.