How you can support our patients and care providers during COVID-19

We're asking the community to help us face unprecedented challenges

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We’re overwhelmed by offers of support from our community to help as our doctors, nurses, and clinical teams work around the clock caring for patients affected by COVID-19. Thank you for your generosity. Here’s information on how you can help. For questions, contact us at System-COVID19-Donations@fairview.org.

Donation sites

M Health Fairview now has four drive-up sites. The sites were chosen based on geographic location and efficiency. Our staff and volunteers will ensure that supplies are delivered to the locations in our health system where needed most. More donation sites may be added in the future. 

  • M Health Fairview Northland Hospital main entrance: 911 Northland Drive, Princeton. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Lakes Hospital main entrance: 5200 Fairview Blvd, Wyoming. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Midway loading dock: 1700 University Ave. W., St. Paul. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Woodwinds Health Campus main entrance vestibule: 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to deliver your donations

Small donations: Under 30 pounds, accepted at all sites
1. All items should be placed in a box labeled “Donation” and put in your trunk or non-passenger storage area of your vehicle.
2. Drive up to any of our delivery sites. Remain in your vehicle. A staff member will come to you to retrieve the box.
3. The staff member will ask you for the following information:

Large donations: 30 pounds or more, Midway site only
1. Items should be dropped off at either of the two loading docks (located off Pierce Street)
2. Press the buzzer by the door and security will let you in.
3. Place the items on the racks labeled “Donation” located on the loading dock.

Supplies that can be donated to M Health Fairview

We will accept the following new and unused items at any of our drop-off locations:
• Gloves
• Gowns (disposable)
• Surgical and clinical masks (Including Homemade accepted. See below for criteria.)
• N95 respirators
• Face shields
• Powered air-purifying respirators
• Thermometers (tympanic preferred, oral cap covers, infrared)
• Oxivir (disinfectant)
• Cleaning wipes with bleach (i.e. Clorox)
• Hand sanitizer swabs (Dacron, Rayon, Nylon)
• Viral Culture Media
• Hair covers
• Shoe booties
• Expired items will also be accepted if unopened and unused

Items that should be donated to community partners instead

• Medications
• Nonperishable food
• Blankets
• Clothes
• Toys
• Any item not listed above

See our local charity partners.

We are accepting homemade masks

M Health Fairview will graciously accept homemade masks that meet specific criteria. We expect to use as many as 5,000 homemade masks a day at our clinics for patients who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Your generosity and time can help save lives. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Get the instructions and view an instructional video.

Other ways you can help

Donate blood
The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Donating blood is safe. Do not hesitate to give or receive blood, especially during this time of high need. Find an American Red Cross donation center near you.

Donate money
Your financial donation of any amount is appreciated. Make an online donation to the University of Minnesota Foundation’s COVID-19’s relief efforts here.

Donate food
Yes, M Health Fairview is accepting food deliveries from approved vendors. For the safety of our staff and patients, food vendors will not be allowed to enter any M Health facility or campus. Donors should seek approval and coordinate all food deliveries by emailing System-COVID19-Donations@fairview.org. 

Your life-saving donations will go far and wide as we care for patients affected by COVID-19 across Minnesota. Please accept our sincere thanks. We’re all in this together.

Recognizing our extraordinary community partners

The generosity of our community stands out in times like these. We would like to recognize the following individuals, organizations, and businesses for their steadfast and ongoing support.
  • Avantas/AMN
  • Boston Scientific
  • Gardner Builders
  • Hirshfield's 
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Logan Loves
  • Love Your Melon
  • Row The Boat Fleck Family Fund
  • TB1 Fund
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
  • University of Minnesota



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