COVID-19 Solidarity: Hospitals

Donations needed! Our front line members need your help!

In response to an outpouring of generosity by our community to donate critical medical supplies, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University – University Hospital of Brooklyn has established a special email that be contacted by anyone interested in making donations. SUNY Downstate will accept donations of the following critical medical supplies:
  • Personal Protect Equipment - PPE
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Goggles
  • Face Shields
  • Gowns
  • Any Medical Respiratory Equipment

**Anyone interested in donating should send an email to

Please include information about the organization making the donation, the origin of the supplies, the type and quantity of supplies you would like to donate, and information about whether those supplies can be delivered or be picked up by SUNY Downstate, as well as a contact telephone number and email address.

The Della Pietra Family has generously launched a community challenge by pledging a $250,000 dollar-for-dollar match to help ensure our hospital has enough of the critical supplies and treatments it needs to combat COVID-19. Our community needs to pull together to support those among us who are suffering from this outbreak, as well as the people who are on the front lines, putting themselves at risk as they care for our colleagues, friends and loved ones. To submit a donation, please visit here.

The Upstate Foundation is seeking contributions to help Upstate Medical University employees, patients and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Three funds specifically established for purpose are: Upstate Foundation Support of Upstate Employees Fund #47681; Student Retention Emergency Fund #44555; Virtual Visitation Fund for Upstate Patients #47985. For more information on the funds and to make a contribution, visit

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