How to Help During COVID-19

We are grateful for the overwhelming charitable donations and offers of support pouring in from our amazing communities! Many are asking for ways to support our UnityPoint Health team members and patients. This page will be kept up to date with ways you can help us with supply needs. Check back regularly for new information on the support we need. Thank you for your generosity in helping a non-profit near you!

Donate to Support our Health Care Heroes

In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Your gift now, more than ever, will be felt. Even if you are not on the frontlines, your help will be. It will show what happens when our hearts, our humanity, and our communities rise, as one.

Your support of our Health Care Heroes will help us continue the battle of COVID-19. Your compassionate gift will ensure our doctors, nurses and countless other healthcare workers will have the resources they need to show up every day, for you. We are in this together and, together, we will get through this. Thank you for standing with us; you are at the center of everything we do.

Support our Health Care Heroes nearest you:

Donate Masks & Supplies

UnityPoint Health is collecting handmade masks. We ask that you follow the pattern and instructions here or watch our video tutorial when making masks with a sewing machine. If you've already made masks using another pattern, that's OK. If you want to make a mask for yourself and don't have a sewing machine available, try one of these easy, no-sewing options using either a bandana or an old t-shirt. UnityPoint Health is also collecting ear guards to offer our clinical team relief from the elastic tension caused by wearing masks. We ask that you follow the pattern of your choice listed below when 3D-printing ear guards. 

"You Matter" Ear Guard (version 1)
"You Matter" Ear Guard (version 2)

If you've already made ear guards using another pattern, that's OK.  We will gladly accept them at the drop off locations below.

Supply Donation Drop-Off Locations

We're also collecting supplies at all drop off locations. Click below to find the drop-off location nearest to you. Supplies we're currently collecting are:

  • Vacuum bags
  • Elastic 
  • Hair ties 
  • Wax covered string 
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Double-sided adhesive tape (such as dress tape and gorilla tape)

Thank a Health Care Hero

Every day our health care heroes are making meaningful impacts on countless lives. Help our healthcare heroes feel loved and appreciated by sharing positive some thoughts or words of encouragement. Our doctors, nurses and countless other health care workers are working tirelessly to make sure people like you have the best care possible. So go ahead, share those positive vibes! We'll take them all and share them with our team. 

Thank you!

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