COVID-19 Response: How to Help

Mask-o-meter
  We are gratefully accepting
  donations of cloth face masks
  for our non-COVID health care
  providers and patients. Our goal
  is to secure 100,000 donated
  masks. Please see the section
  below for details.

As the largest health care provider in Arizona and one of the largest health systems in the western U.S., Banner Health is well prepared to respond to the spread of COVID-19. However, as the virus spreads, needs are evolving every day, placing significant new demands on our health care system and our valued workforce. Here’s how you can help.

Support Banner’s COVID-19 Response Fund

In this rapidly evolving situation, it is critically important that Banner has a ready source of flexible funding to meet escalating healthcare needs. Those needs are changing every day. The COVID-19 Response Fund is supporting a variety of services across Banner related to the outbreak, today and in the future. Donations are tax-deductible. Give now.

Support our staff

The Supporting Our Staff (SOS) Fund helps members of our health care workforce facing financial hardship with expenses such as child care, utility bills, and loss of income due to missed work. Donations are tax-deductible. Give now.

Donate supplies and cloth face masks

Banner Health Foundation is accepting donations of medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment from businesses and/or community members who have supplies that they do not currently need. We are gratefully accepting homemade masks for our health care workforce and patients. (Note these will not be worn by providers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas.)

The Foundation has a process in place to safely receive, sort and launder these masks and then distribute them in our hospitals. Please place homemade masks in a separate box, bag or container labeled “homemade masks” with the enclosed quantity. There is no need to individually package each mask, as they will be laundered before delivery.

For mask-making instructions, please visit this page of the CDC’s website, under the section titled “Sewn Face Cloth Covering.”

Donate Masks
As the Coronavirus spreads, it
places significant new demands
on our health care system and
our health care professionals.

Donations can be dropped off without any physical contact at:

Project C.U.R.E.

2100 W. 14th St., Building T3
Tempe, AZ 85281
The building is located just west of 52nd Street between Broadway and University; look for the Project C.U.R.E signs.

DONATION HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Donated supplies will be deployed in Banner Health’s Arizona hospitals and medical centers.

Important instructions: To keep volunteers and donors safe, people bringing donations should pack the items into the trunk of their car and pull into the donation line. Please leave windows up and do not get out of your car. A volunteer will unload the items. All people at the site are advised to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet apart. Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, cough or fever should not come to any donation sites.

COVID-19


The following unused items are needed. All donations must be in an unopened, sealed box or container:

  • Masks (N95 and Surgical/Procedural)
  • Medical scrubs in all sizes (both new and gently used)
  • Disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, other brands)
  • Alcohol-based cleaning wipes such Sani-cloth wipes
  • Non-latex gloves (nitrile)
  • Protective face shields or goggles that can be worn over glasses
  • Isolation, surgical or cover gowns, and protective Tyvek or similar fabric disposable coveralls 
  • Head and shoe covers
  • Non-perfumed hand sanitizer appropriate for use in a clinical setting, with greater than 60% ethanol alcohol or 70% isopropanol (No gels containing glitter, please)
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Homemade masks for optional social-comfort use by Banner’s health care workers (Note these cannot be worn by those providers who are directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas.)

If you are unable to deliver donated items, they can be shipped to:

Project C.U.R.E for Banner Health
c/o Travis Gibson
2100 W. 14th St., Building T3
Tempe, AZ 85281

Support Frontline Workers
Support from our community means
the world to the brave heroes who
put themselves in the path of the
virus to keep all of us safe.


If you would like to volunteer your time in a safe manner, have a quantity of items to donate that exceeds the capacity of your personal vehicle, wish to donate supplies that are not shown on the list above, or have a service to offer to our Banner Health employees, please fill out this brief online form and a member of our team will follow up with you directly.

Banner Health is also accepting donations of medical supplies and PPE in Sun City, Tucson, and Payson, and several locations in Colorado, each utilizing a different process:

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center

11250 N. 107th Avenue
Sun City, AZ 85351

DONATION HOURS: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-11am

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To keep volunteers and donors safe, please pack items for donation into the trunk of your car with nothing else in the trunk, and pull into the donation line. Please leave windows up and remain in your car. Call 623-465-6000 when you arrive and a volunteer will come out to unload the items. All people at the site are advised to practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet apart. Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, cough or fever should not come to this donation site.

Tucson Donations

Banner Home Health office
575 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

DONATION HOURS: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

INSTRUCTIONS: Donors should call 520.694.9180 upon arrival to safely give donations to a staff member.

Payson Donations

Banner Payson Medical Center
Donations accepted by appointment through the Volunteer Department. Call 928-471-1294 to schedule your drop-off.

Colorado Donations

Homemade masks can be delivered to the main entrance of Banner’s three hospitals in Colorado. A screener will meet you at the entrance to receive the donation while observing the no-visitor policy. Masks will be laundered on-site before being distributed to staff.

McKee Medical Center
2000 Boise Ave., Loveland

Banner Fort Collins Medical Center 
4700 Lady Moon Dr., Fort Collins

North Colorado Medical Center 
1801 16th St., Greeley

Volunteering and Large Donations

If you would like to volunteer your time in a safe manner, have a quantity of items to donate that exceeds the capacity of your personal vehicle, wish to donate supplies that are not shown on the list above, or have a service to offer to our Banner Health employees, please fill out this brief online form and a member of our team will follow up with you directly.

Donate blood

Banner Health is partnering with Vitalant, the region’s blood bank operator in an effort to restore blood donations, which have significantly dropped during the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Several blood drives are scheduled in the east and west valley this week and next. Click here for the schedule and locations. Please make an appointment on Vitalant’s web site ahead of the blood drive event to prevent crowds from forming. 

In Tucson, Banner Health partners with the American Red Cross for blood donations. Please schedule your blood donation online at www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-Red Cross.

Stay informed

Check the Banner Health website regularly for up-to-date community information related to COVID-19. Visit https://www.bannerhealth.com/patients/patient-resources/covid-19.

Share this information

We encourage people to stay home and socially distance, but you can seek out new ways to stay connected with your loved ones and community during this time. Please help spread the work by sharing the “How Can I Help?” links from this page with your networks and social media channels.

Protect yourself and your loved ones

COVID-19


Infection prevention for any illness begins with improved personal hygiene practices including:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Disinfect household and food preparation surfaces frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Avoid close proximity with anyone who is ill and exhibiting symptoms
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue and dispose of it, washing your hands thoroughly immediately afterward