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In-kind Contributions

PPE Items You Can Donate

  • Masks
  • Respirators
  • Face Shields
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer/Foam

We request that all donated items are in their original packaging.

Homemade Masks: Help us extend our supply of medical-grade surgical masks for direct patient care with your donation of handmade masks.

Find our approved pattern and other resources here.

Volunteer time creating homemade masks may qualify for a match by your employer. Check with your HR department. If needed, our tax identification number is 41-0845733.

Supporting Patients of East Lake Clinic

We will return to East Lake! In the meantime, you can be hero for our displaced patients. 

Not only have patients of East Lake Clinic lost their healthcare home, many no longer have convenient access to basic necessities due to the destruction of businesses in their community. Clinic staff have connected with their patients and created a list of the most pressing items. While patients transition to care at Whittier, we welcome contributions to provide our families some relief and comfort. Items should be new and in original packaging please.

  • Adult diapers
  • Baby diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene products: tampons, pads
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Laundry detergent
  • Surface disinfectant/cleanings supplies (wipes, spray bottles)
  • Non-refrigerated, ready to eat food

Food Donations for Healthcare Workers

Nurturing our healthcare heroes with food support is a welcome gesture of gratitude. To keep everyone safe, we ask that you adhere to our food safety and infection prevention requirements. Our hospital and downtown campus is made of several buildings and is staff by over 2,000 employees These guidelines also help us distribute food in a safe and appropriate manner.

What we can accept:

  • Nonperishable items
  • Individually wrapped
  • Made in a commercial kitchen by licensed providers

What we cannot accept:

  • Hot foods
  • Frozen items like ice cream, anything that will melt or requires refrigeration
  • Homemade food and beverages
  • Food served buffet style
  • Food that requires preparation in any way

Donation Drop Off

Tuesdays and Thursdays    11:00am-1:00pm

JULY will begin Tuesday Drop off Only

701-10th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The location is challenging to find. Go East on 8th Street crossing Chicago Avenue. In approximately two blocks, with Elliot Park to your right, the 10th Avenue driveway will be on your left. The drop off is located in the parking lot between Hope Church and the Excelen building. If you reach 11th Avenue, you have gone too far.


PPE and East Lake Patient Donations: [email protected]

Food Donations: [email protected]

Homemade masks can also be mailed to:

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation
c/o homemade masks
701 Park Avenue, LSB3
Minneapolis, MN 55415


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