The safety and health of our community and caregivers is our top priority.
We truly appreciate everyone who has reached out to ask how they can help support our hospitalized patients and caregivers during this challenging time. The outpouring of support from our community has been nothing but tremendous. Thank you!
How you can help
Donate Online to a Nonprofit
Many people and nonprofits in our community are facing new challenges. Consider making an online donation to a local nonprofit like United Way of the Lewis & Clark Area, Helena Food Share, Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc., and others!
Call a Loved One or Neighbor
A simple phone call or video chat with a loved one or neighbor can help during times of isolation and uncertainty.
Right now, there is an ongoing critical need for blood product donations as uncertainties remain during this pandemic. We encourage those who are able to donate blood, platelets or AB elite plasma at your local American Red Cross.
Support a Local Food/Drink Business
Many local businesses such as restaurants and bakeries are offering online or to-go options to keep their business afloat. Consider ordering a meal from these businesses and encourage others to do so as well.
- We are so grateful for the community members who have reached out to donate food and beverages to our caregivers. For infection prevention purposes, we can only accept prepackaged food or beverage donations, or individually packaged items from local restaurants or businesses. Please contact Senior Nursing Director Kari Parmer at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to coordinate your donation drop-off.
Community Sewing Projects: Wrapping Our Patients & Caregivers with Love
- Home-made Mask Instructions
Across the country, hospitals and clinics are facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for caregivers on the front lines. We are doing all that we can to ensure they have what they need to remain safe while caring for our community.
We already have a dedicated group of volunteers in the community who are lending their time and talents to create homemade masks. The masks go over the top of N95 masks to extend the amount of time they can be used. We are also accepting additional mask donations. We ask that community members follow specific guidelines to create uniform and safe products for our caregivers.
- Step 1: Review the guidelines HERE. Please practice social distancing when getting supplies at local stores
- Step 2: Make the masks
- Step 3: Drop-off the masks at our drop-off location outlined below daily between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Homemade masks donated will be laundered by our laundry team before being distributed to caregivers.
- Step 4: Complete the donor acknowledgment form below so we can thank you for your generosity!
- Homemade Lap Quilts for Patients
We are accepting donations of homemade lap quilts to gift to patients during their hospital stay. Individuals will be gifted the lap quilt upon arrival and then can take it home after being released from our care. If you would like to make lap quilts, please follow these guidelines:
- Lap quilts should be no larger than 42in. x 36in. when finished.
- Many colors and fabric designs are welcome but please keep in mind that the lap quilts will be gifted to both men & women. Please practice social distancing when getting supplies at local stores.
- Cotton and fleece material is preferred. Please only use low-loft batting in quilts.
- Please no tie blankets.
- Please do not donate used lap quilts.
- Lap quilts donated will be laundered by our laundry team before being distributed to patients.
- Lap quilts can be donated at our drop-off location outlined below daily between 10:00am and 5:00pm. We assure you that the quilts will be kept nice, clean, and safe during collection hours.
- Be sure to complete the donor acknowledgment form below so we can thank you for your generosity!
- Not a seamstress? Would you like to donate other PPE items?
- We are accepting donation of materials (e.g. latex-free elastic bands, aluminum wire, pipe cleaners, floral wire, bread ties, bias tape, etc.) so others can make the masks! You can drop off the supplies at the donation drop-off site outlined below.
- If you are a local contractor or other business with extra N95 masks or other PPE supplies that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the drop-off location outlined below.
- Questions? Please contact Shari Hagengruber at email@example.com.
Drop-Off Location for Community Sewing Project Donations
Please drop off donations near the employee entrance east of the Emergency Department daily between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
Did you donate? We want to thank you!
Please complete the form below after you've made a donation. If you have questions about donations, please see the information above.