DonatePPE.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing healthcare workers, first responders and underserved populations with personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When COVID-19 first spread in the United States, healthcare workers on the frontlines faced a life-threatening PPE shortage. Our co-founders experienced this shortage firsthand and launched DonatePPE.org, a site dedicated to collecting and distributing PPE donations. With the help of individual and corporate donations, our team of volunteers has distributed over 1.5 million of articles of PPE across the world.
Today, we are still seeing spikes of COVID-19 cases nationwide and a continued need for PPE.
Many healthcare professionals on the front lines still do not have access to the equipment they need to protect themselves and we continue to receive urgent requests. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been shipping face shields, masks and gowns to hospitals, fire stations, EMTs, free/nonprofit clinics, homeless shelters, food banks, skilled nursing facilities and others in need across the United States. In addition to these ongoing needs, we are already anticipating an increase in PPE requests as school districts nationwide consider resuming in-class instruction and as COVID-19 testing sites continue to operate. A detailed breakdown of our PPE distribution to-date is available at https://donateppe.org/donation-breakdown/.
A $25 donation allows us to purchase:
- 60 procedural masks
- 250 bouffants/head covering
- 125 pairs of nitrile gloves
- 100 pairs of shoe covers
- 16 isolation gowns
- 5 face shields
We've shipped PPE directly to underserved areas with the generous support that we've received so far and as a team of volunteers, we need your help to continue our mission. Your contributions go directly towards the purchase and distribution of PPE, both here in the United States and around the world. All donations to this campaign support DonatePPE.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Let’s do our part to help protect healthcare professionals and frontline workers as they continue to fight COVID-19.