COVID-19 PPE Donations

(updated 6.1.20)

We continue to be humbled by the ongoing support from local businesses and community members as we receive more and more donated PPE daily. Words can not express our appreciation. Though we still are in need of all PPE supplies, the below list represents the order where our need is the greatest:

  1. Purchased PPE (n95 masks and gowns, especially)
  2. Homemade face masks
  3. Homemade bouffant caps

We Need Your Help – Donate Personal Protective Equipment Today!

Oneida Health is actively seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes newly purchased PPE items that you may not need, homemade face masks, homemade bouffant caps, and or homemade face shields. These items will continue to be a critical resource for us in protecting our patients, providers, and staff as we continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. (updated 6.1.20)

There are four ways you can help (listed by priority):

  1. Donation of newly purchased PPE supplies
  2. Donation of homemade Face Masks
  3. Donation of homemade Bouffant Caps

We have resources below to help in the construction of homemade face masks, bouffant caps, and face shields.

From all of us at Oneida Health, thank you for your support and efforts to keep our community safe and healthy! Your assistance is greatly, and humbly, appreciated from all of us.

Donating Newly Purchased PPE:

We are accepting in-kind donations of personal protective equipment from individuals and businesses. All items must be new and can be dropped off at the security desk in the hospital Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please include the name(s), phone number, and address of the individual or individuals who contributed the donation (optional, but appreciated!)

We are currently accepting the following materials to supplement our own supplies:

  • Disposable Face Masks (isolation, procedural, surgical, and n95 masks)
  • Latex-free Gloves
  • Medical Gowns
  • Face Shields/Goggles

How to Make Homemade Face Masks:

While fabric masks are not a perfect substitute for industry grade masks, they can be an important tool in extending the life and supply of our current respirator masks. We are looking for both 2-PLY and 3-PLY masks to be donated. We will graciously accept either. The following are how-to instructions.

How to Make Bouffant Caps:

Bouffant caps, also called surgical caps, are becoming increasingly important as purchased PPE caps become harder to find and our use of them increases. Homemade bouffant caps can replace the use of purchased surgical caps, can be laundered, and offer additional comfort to our staff by removing the pressure of the face mask strings from being around their ears all day. The following video is currently the best resource to date for making homemade bouffant caps.

How to Donate Items:

Purchased PPE, completed face masks and face shields can be dropped off at the hospital main entrance Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Oneida Health Hospital
321 Genesee Street
Oneida, NY 13421

Our security team at the front desk will be happy to accept them.

  • Please double bag all donated items.
  • Please include the Name(s), Phone Number, and Address of the individual or individuals who contributed to the donation (optional, but appreciated!)

All homemade face masks and face shields will be sterilized prior to use.

For Questions:

Please submit any questions you may have in the form below. We are also happy to hear from you if you have any suggestions which may improve the efforts of others based on our “how-to” instructions above. We will typically respond within one business day to any submitted questions. If you have an immediate need, please call 315-361-2300.