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How you can support M Health Fairview patients and care providers during COVID-19

We are asking for community support to help us face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Learn how you can help our frontline staff, our patients, and our families.
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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 is accepting donations at six drive-up sites. The sites were chosen based on geographic location and efficiency. Our staff and volunteers will ensure that supplies get to the locations in our health system where they're needed most. More donation sites may be added in the future.

  • 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 Northland Hospital main entrance: 911 Northland Drive, Princeton. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital: 201 Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville. Daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • M Health Fairview St. John’s Hospital: 1575 Beam Ave., Maplewood. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • M Health Fairview Woodwinds Health Campus main entrance: 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 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 the three 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.” 
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 (Latex-free only)
  • Gowns (disposable)
  • Surgical and clinical masks (Including homemade ones. 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. Click here for instructions and to 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.

Supporting our children’s hospital families

Community members can make a crucial difference for the brave, resilient families under our care at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Our pediatric patients are still playing, learning, and being kids. Following enhanced COVID-19 restrictions, many patients with complex health needs are required to stay in isolation in their rooms. We have also made significant reductions to our in-hospital activities, volunteer program, and in-hospital event schedule to protect our families and focus on the health of our patients.

Due to infection prevention concerns, we cannot accept direct material donations at this time. However, we are asking our community to support patients and families in the form of funding and in-kind donations so we can ensure that our youngest patients can still be kids.  

There are many ways to support University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital:

Gifts to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Healthcare Worker Fund will support the well-being of care providers and healthcare workers at our children’s hospital. They take care of us, now it's our turn to help them.

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.

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