In-Kind Donations

We currently have an urgent need for protective face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE). 

We have temporarily suspended all other in-kind donations—including all food donations—to UI Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

We will resume non-PPE donations at a later date. Please check back, as this page will be updated as circumstances change. Thank you for your interest and generosity in assisting our staff and serving our patients and the community.

Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus, UI Hospitals & Clinics is in critical need of the following items

Personal protective equipment (PPE), including:

Staff safety is our priority, if you have any of the items listed above we would greatly appreciate your donation. Please no latex gloves and no hand sewn face masks at this time.

We have some restrictions in place to protect the health and safety our patients, their families and our staff. Donated items that do not meet these guidelines must be discarded or redirected to another charity. Please make sure your donation counts.

  • All items must come from smoke-free, dust-free, pet-free, and illness free environments.
  • All fabric items must be made from new materials and in a non-scented new plastic bag for delivery.

UI Health Care seeks additional protective face shields

Important update

UI Hospitals & Clinics encourages and will gladly accept homemade protective face shields from individuals or manufacturers.

Please share this information with any individuals or businesses that may be able to assist. Thank you for your interest and response to our call for additional PPE. Your suggestions and contributions to this effort have been outstanding and are much appreciated! By working together, we can help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe.

University of Iowa Health Care leaders have issued an urgent request for Iowa businesses and individuals to donate new or used protective face shields to UI Hospitals & Clinics. The shields are used by hospital staff to keep employees safe and help prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

UI Hospitals & Clinics currently has a supply of face shields for staff who provide patient care or do screenings at hospital entrances. Additional face shields would allow for all employees who interact with patients, visitors, and coworkers to wear one.

The protective face shields should be lightweight and adjustable to fit securely to the user’s head, with a shield area that extends below the chin. Previously used face shields are acceptable; UI Health Care staff can clean and disinfect used shields.

Please complete a donation form, and bring a copy along with your donation.

How to donate your items

Please complete a donation form, and bring a copy with your donation.

We will accept donated items outside the UI Hospitals & Clinics Main Entrance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please call Concierge Services at 1-319-356-1900 or 1-319-678-5500 to schedule a donation drop-off. Please do not enter the Main Entrance with donated items. For your safety and the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, we will meet you at your vehicle to accept donated items.

Monetary donations

How can you help? You can make the biggest impact through a monetary donation to the UI Center For Advancement. The UI Center for Advancement provides support for our most urgent needs.

Local charity information for items that cannot be accepted by UI Health Care:

Goodwill of the Heartland (Iowa City and Coralville stores)
1-319-248-4684

Crowded Closet Thrift Shop, Iowa City
1-319-337-5924

Salvation Army, Iowa City
1-319-337-3725