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VCU Health accepting donations of face masks, other personal protection gear

Hand holding a medical mask

Updated April 3

Hospitals across the country are looking ahead at how they can care for many more patients to come during the COVID-19 outbreak. We currently have sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our doctors and nurses safe on the frontlines of care, but we cannot predict the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consider donating PPE

To prevent future shortages of PPE and protect our clinicians until transmission of the virus is over, we are reaching out to the community of Richmond and beyond.

For more information on donations, please call (804) 628-0400.

If you are an organization or business (labs, construction, machinery, salons and other personal services) with supplies of PPE, please consider a donation of your supplies to help us protect the physicians, nurses and team members of VCU Health working on the frontlines for the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We welcome donations of the following items:

  • Surgical masks

  • N95 masks

  • Face shields

  • Digital thermometers

  • Disposable gowns

  • Latex-free gloves

  • Goggles

  • Shoe covers

  • Head covers

  • Germicide wipes

Please bring your donations in a bag or box, if possible.

If you would like to make face masks, here are the instructions. We recommend you use 65% polyester and 35% cotton cloth material.

Bring donations to:

VCU Medical Center Gateway Building
Valet entrance
1200 E Marshall St, Richmond, Va.


Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-11 p.m.

Valet personnel will assist you with your donation. When you arrive, they will ask you some quick questions and offer you a tax deduction form that you can mail to us for your receipt.

Words of encouragement and thank you notes

We greatly appreciate and happily accept notes of thanks and encouragement for our team members from the community.

Financial contributions

VCU Health has created a COVID-19 Response Fund to support our patients and care providers’ most pressing needs. Please visit this fund to make your gift. 

We are accepting food donations from restaurants and catering companies only

Should a restaurant or catering company wish to partner with VCU Health to donate food for employees, please contact Nathan Cunningham at Nathan.Cunningham@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-1795.