Needs Related to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has very quickly affected the lives of billions of people. Some have been forced to leave their jobs in the service industry -- others have been quarantined to their homes because of symptoms or underlying health concerns. Just in the past few weeks, we've seen a similar story play out around the country and close to home:  folks who need help coming together with those who have the ability to step up.

For us at Maryhurst, we're a mix of both. Our staff has been heroic. They provide a critically important health service, and the continuity of care for our clients relies on them showing up healthy and ready to work. They've had to adjust to accommodate health precautions such as our campus closing to visitors, outing cancelations, and school closures. We've had to change our therapeutic routines.  

And we need your help. Prolonged hours have made access to activities, snacks, and other resources especially important. While our commercial vendor of disinfectants has allowed us to order products in our typical volume, we're in need of additional supplies to meet heightened demand. 

Please consider purchasing items from the list below and bringing them to Maryhurst. You'll be helping the lives of children with acute health needs as well as the staff who cares for them. You can also provide a shift meal for our staff or shop from our Amazon wishlist!

  • Health supplies: Hand sanitizer, pump hand soap, medical masks, disinfectant wipes, gloves, and Lysol spray; we're also always looking to increase our inventory of PPE (gowns, gloves, face shields, etc.)

  • Gift cards: To businesses that remain open for takeout or other necessities (Walmart, Kroger, Target, Starbucks, Heine Brothers, McAllister's, etc.)
  • Cottage supplies: Keychain hand sanitizer bottles, Hand lotion, Wristlet Lanyards, Stress balls, Reusable water bottles, etc.
  • Activities: such as water color paints, jump ropes, puzzle books, and non-paper based board games (Simon says electronic type games, etc) 
  • Store-bought snacks: Chips (hot chips, Cheez-its, etc.), Mints, Gum (mint flavored), Soda (Coke products like Diet Coke and Sprite), Gatorade, Powerade, Gingerale, Fruit (e.g. Cuties), Protein bars, Candy (M&Ms, candy bars, Gummy bears, Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Airheads), Bottled water, Coffee, Cookies (e.g. Oreos or variety packs), Donuts, etc.
  • Household essentials: including laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.); the families we work with in the community - especially those who are homebound - look to us to help out while the shortages persist 

Drop-off and Mail Instructions

If you'd like to make a donation from the list above, you can bring supplies during business hours (9a-5p) to our reception area located in the Good Shepherd Center at 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville KY 40223. Once at our campus, signage will direct you to the visitor sign-in area, which is where we've stationed the donation drop-off.

We strongly prefer daytime drop-offs, but goods may be dropped off behind our administrative building before or after hours. A map with instructions is here

Items can be mailed to Maryhurst c/o Development, 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville KY 40223.

If you need tax documentation for your donation, that can be accessed online PDF icon here

For more information, please contact: Mary Summers at 502.271.4526 or msummers@maryhurst.org.

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