How to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic | UnityPoint Health Meriter

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202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

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How You Can Help

Thank you for the outpouring of support during this unprecedented community health crisis. Listed below are the ways you can help make a difference:

Donate to Support our Health Care Heroes

Your support will help us care for our caregivers at a time when we need them most. Give Now to the COVID-19 Compassion Fund to quickly provide meals and childcare resources for our care teams working long hours, hardship grants to employees facing financial struggles in the months ahead, and wellness support to help team members get through this challenging time. 

Handmade Mask Donations

Although we sincerely appreciate the donations of handmade cloth masks, due to the wide availability at this time, we are no longer in need. If you have cloth masks to donate, we encourage you to reach out to other local organizations who may be in need including school districts, homeless shelters and other non-profits.

Supply Donations

  • N95 Masks (1860S - size small, 1860, 1870)

  • Hand Sanitizers

  • Transparency Film

If you have other supplies that you'd like to donate or produce, please contact msn_foundation@unitypoint.org

Mask & Supply Drop Off Location

Meriter Business Center
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8 am to 4 pm
2650 Novation Parkway
Madison, WI 53713

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Food Donations

Updated Food Donation Guidelines

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses is imperative in order to keep our patients, team members and communities safe.  During these difficult times, we appreciate that our community has expressed an interest in supporting and acknowledging the great work of our healthcare teams by providing food and ready-to-eat snacks.  Below are some guidelines to reduce staff congregating for meals and help minimize the spread of the virus and other illnesses when considering a food donation.

  • Consider a restaurant gift card for take-out or no-contact delivery for staff to use on the way home after a challenging day. Gift cards in $10 denominations can be mailed to Meriter Foundation. 

  • UPH-Meriter Foundation can help coordinate deliveries to departments with the following conditions:

    • Items must be individually wrapped, i.e., homemade cookies in individual sleeves, sandwiches wrapped in wax paper, salads with lids, etc. 

    • No meals served "family style," such as crock pots of spaghetti. 

    • No open platters, such as pizza or unwrapped sandwich platters.

The Foundation can be reached at (608) 417-5300 or msn_foundation@unitypoint.org.

  • Deliveries will be made to the front desk and picked-up by department staff. 

Donate Blood

There is a call for blood donations. Please contact your local American Red Cross chapter to make an appointment to donate blood today.


What We Can't Accept

Items we can't accept at this time include: in-kind donations of used equipment, clothing, toys, blankets, books, or magazines.

Please check back to this site for the most up to date information as the situation is constantly evolving and we will update how you can help on a regular basis.