Donate And Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 Donation Guidelines
As demand for medical supplies increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers like St. Luke and affiliates are facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns and face shields. Many providers are taking careful inventories, implementing stringent practices to preserve supply, and soliciting donations from community members and businesses.
Our St. Luke Family of Caring has had many businesses and individuals reach out to make donations on behalf of residents and our staff. We thank you and are grateful for your generosity during this difficult time, but our needs increase daily.
Below is our general guidance for those who wish to make donations to our St. Luke Family of Caring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are accepting the following PPE donations:
- Disposable head covers
- Disposable gowns
- N95 respirator face masks
- Disposable surgical face masks
- Face shields
Please ensure all donated items are in their original, unopened packaging. To make arrangements with us to secure your donation, please contact John Wall at 315-342-3166.
At this time, St. Luke, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons cannot accept donations of other homemade items (including food).
To Make a Monetary Donation
Our St. Luke John Foster Burden Fund is accepting monetary donations to support our efforts during this difficult time.
The recently enacted CARES Act has unique provisions for charitable donations to qualifying entities. The Act permits Americans to deduct $300 of charitable contributions to charitable organizations regardless of whether they itemize their taxes during 2020; while small, this is an important step toward recognizing the value of non-profits like St. Luke and affiliates. It also increases the limit on charitable contributions for individuals and corporations who do itemize their taxes during 2020 by eliminating the 50% limitation for individual donors.
If you have questions about making gifts during this difficult time, please contact us at Giving/The John Foster Burden Fund