Generosity and success of Newport Public Donation Center inspires others.
(MIDDLETOWN, Del. – March 27, 2020)
In partnership with Delaware business leaders Richard Piendak and Dave Tiberi, ChristianaCare will open up a second public donation center for supplies at the Westown Movie Complex at 150 Commerce Drive in Middletown.
The donation center, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, offers a convenient location for Delawareans in Southern New Castle County to donate supplies for use by health care workers.
The following unused items are needed:
- All types of unused protective face masks, especially N95 masks.
- Protective suits and medical scrubs.
- Goggles, safety glasses and face shields.
- Cleaning and sterilizing solutions and wipes.
- Medical gloves.
- Digital and disposable thermometers.
- Hand sanitizers.
- Disposable stethoscopes (new).
- To donate iPads, please clear the security and data first. You can follow these instructions to clear security and data: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351.
ChristianaCare is requesting donations of these items from businesses or community members who have supplies that they do not currently need. Members of the community are not being asked to purchase new items for donation. Details on ways to contribute are available at https://christianacare.org/donors/covid/.
To keep volunteers and donors safe, people who bring donations are asked to pack the items into the trunk of their car and pull into the donation line. They also are asked to leave windows up and to not get out of their 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 should not come to this donation site.
Additional donation centers are being planned, and information will be released as details become available.
A Growing Effort
This new donation site continues the effort that began on Wednesday, March 25th, at 110 W. Market Street in Newport. The Newport donation site will be open for donations today until 6 p.m. and for one final day tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In its first day, the donation center received:
- 1,094 protective eyewear items.
- 494 boxes of medical gloves.
- 375 N95 masks.
- 268 coveralls.
- 89 tubs of disinfectant wipes.
- 52 surgical vests.
- 50 boxes of masks.
- 35 disposable lab coats.
- 25 liters of hand sanitizer.
- 2 alcohol prep cases.
- 2 Lysol wipe containers.
“We are grateful to our community for the support, generosity and love that they have extended to our health care workers,” said Erin Booker, vice president of Community Health and Engagement at ChristianaCare. “ChristianaCare is meeting the needs of our caregivers and our community related to Coronavirus COVID-19, and we continue to work around the clock to ensure our caregivers have the supplies that they will need. These contributions are incredibly helpful.”
The giving effort was started by Piendak and Tiberi, in partnership with ChristianaCare, with support from ABC Delaware, BGE, Delaware Bio, Delmarva Power and Pepco Holdings. Many organizations and individuals have already contributed.
For more information, visit www.christianacare.org or visit ChristianaCare on Facebook and Twitter.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.
ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 5th best health system to work for in the United States and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.