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COVID-19: Donations & Supplies

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We are grateful to the many generous members of our community who have stepped forward with offers for our staff and physicians. We kindly request that anyone who would like to make a donation, please contact us first.

We are working swiftly to ensure donations that we require and can accept, meet national standards for PPE use in a health care setting, and align this equipment to our current products.

Personal Protective Equipment (and other essential supplies)

Anyone looking to donate Personal Protective Equipment or other essential supplies such as hand sanitizer, please email PPEdonations@hhsc.ca and provide:

  1. Product description
  2. Product code (if applicable)
  3. Identify if the boxes are opened or sealed (if applicable)
  4. Contact name, email and phone number

Staff Recognition – Food, beverages and other Items

Thank you for your generous offer of support for our team at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). In response to the surge of support being offered during the current COVID-19 outbreak, guidelines and processes are in place about the types of donations we can accept and how to contribute.

Due to infection control measures, all donations must be reviewed and confirmed by our We Care Team prior to delivery.

To inquire about donations or posting discount codes or vouchers for HHS staff via our We Care program contact​​ wecare@hhsc.ca​.

Read our FAQ for donors.

Donation Guidelines

If you are considering a food donation please be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Food must be prepared by a business that is licensed to sell food and is overseen by Public Health
  • Food items must be individually wrapped
  • Serving items (cutlery, cups, etc.) must be in sealed packaging
  • Food must be transported in a manner that protects it from contamination and is held at food safe temperatures during transport
  • Scheduled drop off must be approved prior to delivery
  • Non-food donations will not be accepted unless identified as a desired object by teams

Financial contributions are welcome to help fund the evolving range of highest priority equipment needs in support of patient care at ​www.hamiltonhealth.ca/covid​.

Thank you!

We are grateful for the overwhelming kindness of our community, as it is playing a vital role in helping support the morale of the team at Hamilton Health Sciences.

A heartfelt thanks from all of us at Hamilton Health Sciences!

Sharing Good News

HHS would be pleased to profile your generosity with our community

Connect with us on social media

Donors are welcome to share photos on social media and tag HHS on your posts. HHS social media includes:

Hamilton Health Sciences Twitter: ​@HamHealthSci
Hamilton Health Sciences Facebook: ​@HamiltonHealthSciences
Hamilton Health Sciences Instagram: ​@hamiltonhealthsciences
McMaster Children’s Hospital Twitter: ​@mch_childrens
McMaster Children’s Hospital Facebook: ​@McMasterChildren’sHospital
McMaster Children’s Hospital Instagram: ​@mch_childrens

You may wish to post pictures of your donation being assembled/packaged or being loaded for delivery. Many of our staff are also engaged in social media and may share photos with their followers.

Please note​, we are unable to coordinate media events/pitches related to every donation. Should the media express interest in a story and wish to connect with a donor, we will provide your contact information.


Selling supplies

We appreciate offers from members of our community and local businesses who would like to sell equipment and supplies to Hamilton Health Sciences. To help us ensure timely response to your inquiry, please email purchasePPE@hhsc.ca. Someone will get back to you shortly.

Financial Donations

We are truly grateful for all offers of support at this time. Should you wish to make a financial donation to support Hamilton Health Sciences highest priority needs, please visit Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s Covid-19 Response Page. If you would like to speak to someone about a financial donation, please leave a message at 905-522-3863 and a staff member will contact you.