Visitor Restrictions Update: We’re continuing to ease some of the visitor restrictions, while ensuring COVID-Safe standards are in place. Learn more.

Our healthcare professionals are giving so much of themselves during the global coronavirus pandemic. If you’re looking to return the favor, there are ways you can give back and help right now.

We’re grateful for the local restaurants who’ve donated meals and snacks to our healthcare professionals. If you’d like to donate food, snacks or gift cards, email CommunityBenefit@AtriumHealth.org so we can help coordinate your delivery.

All food donations must follow these guidelines:

  • Food should be prepared in a commercial kitchen and individually wrapped
  • Deliveries should be double bagged
  • Food must be delivered outside the facility
  • “Communal” foods like pizza are discouraged

If you’d prefer to give back by donating funds, there are causes you can help immediately.

Help Facilities Get Essential Needs

Atrium Health Foundation has created the Atrium Health Essential Needs Fund. By giving to this fund, you’re helping Atrium Health facilities meet their most pressing needs, including:

  • Hospital equipment
  • Temporary facilities for screening and monitoring patients
  • Patient and family hardship support
  • Technology to help patients and families stay connected during visitor restrictions

Donate now



Support Healthcare Heroes

Looking for a way to support caregiver heroes and healthcare workers during these uncertain times? Donate to the Atrium Health Teammate Emergency Care Fund.

Help support our heroes through this crisis. Each donation assists them with necessary personal, family, living or funeral expenses they incur as a result of coronavirus.

Donate now



Tip: No matter where you choose to donate funds, always make sure you’re going through a reliable organization and website. To keep you safe, Atrium Health will never call to solicit donations, and we’ll only point you to organizations and websites we trust. Atrium Health Foundation is the only charitable administrator for Atrium Health.

You can donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to help protect healthcare professionals in your community.

Items to donate include:

  • 3-ply surgical masks
  • Bleach
  • Bouffant scrub caps
  • Disinfecting wipes, sprays and cleaning products
  • Face shields
  • Facial tissues
  • Goggles and safety glasses
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Isolation gowns
  • N95 respirators
  • Nitrile gloves (non-latex)
  • Paper towels
  • Shoe covers
  • Snacks
  • Sports drinks
  • Thermometers
  • Toilet paper

Email CommunityBenefit@AtriumHealth.org if you have questions about PPE donation items and sites.

To slow the spread of coronavirus, activities everywhere have been canceled. Unfortunately, this also includes some blood drives. Fewer blood drives can mean a blood shortage, which is scary news for patients fighting cancer, victims of car accidents and those who need surgery.

Even though both North and South Carolina are now under stay-at-home orders, giving blood is something you can leave home to do. Visit OneBlood, and make an appointment to donate blood and save a life.

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, donating your plasma could help save lives.

After recovering from COVID-19, you have antibodies in your plasma (part of your blood) that can fight the virus. This is called convalescent plasma, and it’s being tested as a treatment for COVID-19. Infusing convalescent plasma into patients that are seriously sick could give their immune system the boost it needs to fight the virus.

Donating plasma is similar to donating blood, and a single donation may save as many as 3 lives.

You might be eligible to donate convalescent plasma if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Have a positive COVID-19 test result (either a positive diagnostic test while sick or a positive antibody test after recovering)
  • Have fully recovered from COVID-19 (symptom-free for 14 days with a negative COVID-19 test, or symptom-free for 28 days without a negative COVID-19 test)
  • Are in good health and feeling well (even if you’re being treated for a chronic condition)

If you meet these criteria and you’re interested in becoming a plasma donor, visit OneBlood to get more information and register.

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If you love sewing, making masks for patients can be a great way to give back.

Anyone who comes to our facilities is asked to wear a mask. We’re saving surgical masks for doctors, nurses and other teammates caring for patients and providing cloth masks for healthcare workers who don’t directly care for patients – people like pharmacists, maintenance workers and supply delivery staff. We’d also like to have enough cloth masks to give to our adult and pediatric patients when they walk in the door, and you can help!

Follow the instructions below for sewing hospital masks:

How to make adult-sized masks.
How to make child-sized masks.

Then send them to:

Atrium Health
Distribution Center
Sewn Face Mask Project
Attn: Jennifer Mowrey
2828 N Poplar Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

To learn more about how to sew and donate masks, please email CommunityBenefit@AtriumHealth.org.

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