How to Help

Get Involved, Make a Difference 

Here is just a sampling of ways that you can help support #CareForCaregivers efforts. No matter how you contribute—from volunteering to perform wellness checks to donating food and supplies—every bit of help counts toward showing our appreciation to healthcare workers.

Let’s work together to show care for our caregivers!  

Post an image on your social media with the hashtag #CaringforCaregivers or submit on our website. We are building a social media wall that healthcare workers can look at to see how appreciated they are.

Ably is offering 25% off our product and with each purchase they will donate an item in support of our front line responders in recognition of their commitment to the health and safety of our communities.

“We launched our ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign to bring a sense of comfort to young people and the elderly who may not have grandparents/grandchildren of their own, with the aim of creating long-lasting intergenerational friendships.
All you need to do is fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch to pair you with your new ‘Grandma’ or ‘Grandpa’.

After that, these are some of the ways in which you can help:
Having phone calls/video calls with your new friend
Sending cheerful pictures/stories/poems (post or email) for them to enjoy
Sharing stories from different generations
Sending letters/postcards to your new friend, much like a penpal!”

You can provide a safe and convenient place to stay for COVID-19 responders working with our partner organizations. You can choose to offer your place for free, but if you can’t, we’re currently waiving all Airbnb fees.

Beginning March 24th and running while supplies last, you can bundle any shoe purchase with a donation to immediately supply a pair of Wool Runners to a healthcare professional who’s already reached out to us.

To share your thanks and support for nurses on the frontlines you can make a donation to the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. Donate online, or text THANKS to 20222 to make a $10 donation

Donate blood at a location near you, become a volunteer (including home volunteering opportunities).

Beyond Sushi is delivering free plant-based meals to healthcare workers in NYC. Donate using the GoFundMe link!

To provide hot meals for Doctors, Nurses, EMS, Police Officers, and Fire Fighters in Virginia 

Volunteer to run errands for people in isolation/quarantine.

Caring for healthcare providers’ families while they are caring for our community

AUC and RUSM students are helping healthcare providers who need help managing their household while serving at the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.*

COVIDSitters was first created by medical students in Minnesota and implemented in various other states to support any healthcare worker that requires assistance including, but not limited to; doctors, nurses, PA/NP’s, techs, cafeteria workers, cleaning crews, people creating medical equipment, etc. Assistance can include childcare, pet care, and errands (pharmacy pick up, grocery shopping).

Some Medical School students are using this as a way to give back to their fellow healthcare providers who might be struggling to adapt to the current circumstances, especially while clinical rotations are suspended for the foreseeable future.

Learn about the sister branches of COVID Sitters in New YorkChicago and Pittsburgh.

If you have an interest in volunteering or helping with the project, please reach out to:

If you are interested in starting a COVIDSitters group in your state/city, please visit https://www.mncovidsitters.org/start-your-own-covidsitters.

*This information is provided to make you aware of a volunteer opportunity. The project is not sponsored by Adtalem or any of its institutions. As such, we have not screened the healthcare providers who are seeking assistance or vetted the safety or security of their homes or the tasks they are seeking assistance with. All participants in the program are doing so as volunteers only. We recommend students and participants carefully review any service they are asked to perform in this program and keep their personal health and safety as a priority.

Buy a pair of slippers and Dearfoams will donate a free to a healthcare worker.

In light of the current climate and those who have been affected by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we are donating 100% of net proceeds to the CDC Foundation. If you’re able to help in any way, these proceeds will fund medical supplies, boost clinical research, and give back to the communities in need during these difficult times. Remember to stay #AlertNotAnxious.

Donate funds to support Feed Illinois’ efforts to provide food to those in need.

Get started by texting “FEEDIL” to 91999 

Nominate a healthcare worker you know for a FitCrunch care package, which includes FitCrunch snack bars, antibacterial wipes, and an uplifting note.

Donate cookies and the Girl Scouts will distribute them safely to provide comfort to first responders, volunteers, and local causes in need. 

Find a location to donate food, or donate funds to support the food depository.

Donate funds to support HandsOn Suburban Chicago

Joanne’s Fabrics is offering patterns, instruction, and free materials to make cloth face masks, which will be donated to those in need.

Nominate an essential worker in your life for a free pair of women’s shoes by going to Keds’ instagram page!

When customers use the Little Caesars app or order on LittleCaesars.com, they will also have the opportunity to “Pie it Forward” by donating a pizza to their nearby hospitals, police, and fire departments at checkout. The customer-donated pizzas will be served locally by Little Caesars franchisees during the weeks that follow.

Lou Lou NYC is delivering free food to healthcare workers in NYC. Support the cause by donating to their GoFundMe.

The MakerMask:Cover is designed to wear over other masks as a droplet cover to reduce the level of moisture reaching the primary mask. This can help prolong the use of commercially available N95 masks.

Donate masks to Mask-Match.com for healthcare workers in need.

Help us help those on the frontlines. Donate today and join us in providing comforting meals to those impacted by Covid-19. 100% of donations will go directly to feeding our heroes.

Volunteer to perform wellness checks either in person or on the phone to seniors .

#NYsurvivalpac

Dr. Rahi and Nurse Practitioner Stirling are hosting a ‘Survival Pac’ drive to collect unused toiletries, used clothing and other useful items. Although many patients are recovering from COVID-19, survivors can be left destitute without a home because family members may refuse re-entry due to the fear of contracting COVID-19. Most survivors don’t have clothing, homes or families. Please mail/drop off donations at the address below, send us an Amazon Prime order with any of the following items or simply share this flyer!

Items we are accepting:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Hairbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Liquid soap
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Disposable razors
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Bags to put items in
  • Sweaters
  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • Jackets
  • Shirts
  • Underwear (new only)
  • Bras (new only)

Where to mail/drop off/send donations:
Roosevelt Island Medical Center
RIMC Nursing Office
900 Main Street
New York, New York 10044

Send a care package to a healthcare worker! Provide your information on the website to send a free or discounted care package.

  • Volunteer in local community organizations  
  • Donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

Donate and nominate a hospital center for free pizza! Support small businesses and healthcare workers while social distancing at home!

“We’ve created the Sweetgreen Impact Outpost Fund with World Central Kitchen, José Andrés’ globally renowned not-for-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Together, not only will we reach more hospitals, but we’ll also work with new COVID-19 relief sites, including schools, senior centers, and vulnerable communities. Funds raised will be dedicated to providing more free sweetgreen meals — with a goal of donating over 100,000 meals together.”

When you buy a shirt The Social Distancing Club will send medical supplies to where it’s needed most.

Sign the petition to promote PPE production and delivery to our frontline.

Have another way to help healthcare workers or the community? Share by emailing careforcaregivers@adtalem.com.