How You Can Help
Right now, health care workers at Keck Medicine of USC’s hospitals and clinics have the gear they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19.
But with the number of COVID-19 patients rising daily, leaders at Keck Medicine are asking for the community’s help in donating supplies now. That way, supplies will be ready if needed in the coming days and weeks, to protect staff and patients at Keck’s academic medical center and outpatient clinics.
If you are able to help with any of the items below or are interested in providing other donations, please email us via the link below or at DonateProtectiveGear@med.usc.edu. A member of our team will get back to you shortly. Thank you.
New or unused:
- Disposable face masks
- N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
- Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
- Disposable gowns
- Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
- Disposable surgical caps
- Disposable foot covers
More specialized items:
- PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
- Nasal testing swabs
- Viral testing kits
To find out more about donating homemade/sewn masks, click here.
Care for the Caregiver Program Donations
To support our Care for the Caregiver Program, an effort established to ensure the wellness of our hospital staff, please consider the following.
Meal and Snack Donations
If you would like to donate meals for our frontline caregivers, please email Ying.Voong@med.usc.edu.
Thank you for considering this act of care; in the words of one of our nurses, it makes them “feel seen and loved by the community in the midst of the difficulty.”
Comfort Item Donations
Many have contacted us asking how they can support those on the frontlines. Items like tea, candles, flowers or essential oils are thoughtful tokens to offer a unit experiencing an especially hard day.
Cards and Encouragement
Please share any words of encouragement by mailing cards to:
Human Resources at Keck Medicine of USC
Attn: Ying Voong
1500 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
Or, email notes to Ying.Voong@med.usc.edu.
These notes are posted at staff screening entrances to uplift the spirits of our caregivers as they start their day.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to support the Caregiver for the Caregiver Program, click here to learn more about the program and offer your support.
Donation Drop-off Instructions
Please mail your donations to Keck Medicine of USC, Attn: Tamara Murphy-Donation, 1500 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Donations can also be dropped off at the Keck Hospital of USC Loading Dock, located behind the building and accessible via Alcazar Street. We accept donations Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are not accepting donations of unwrapped items.
Gift Agreement Guidelines
If you are donating physical items, the following gift agreement guidelines provide information on coordination of gifts and tax deductions of more than $5,000.
Gift Agreement Form
If you are donating physical items and would like to take a charitable tax deduction or USC gift credit/recognition, please download our gift agreement form.