Thank you to our community members who have shown us support during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We are continuing to accept donations to better equip our team as the COVID-19 surge continues. 

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is accepting the donations below. If you would like to donate items that are not listed, please email covid19donations@lvhn.org to verify that your donation can be accepted. 

Donations accepted

Supplies, including handmade face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Handmade facemasks – All masks must be two-ply. Visit LVHN.org/facemask for more information, including patterns for cloth face masks (traditional, as well as those intended to help those who need to read lips).
  • Face shields – All face shields must be made of one of the following materials: PLA, ABS, PET, PETG, PETT, TPE, TPU, TPC, Nylon or PC.
  • Goggles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hospital-grade cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Lysol and Clorox, including wipes
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Empty spray bottles – Must be new and hold 3 ounces of liquid or more.
  • Two-way baby monitorsThese assist COVID-19 clinicians who are caring for patients at the bedside in communicating with their team members outside of patient rooms. Video capability is not required but can be accepted.

Have access to a 3D printer? Make face shield components

If you have access to a 3D printer, you can help by printing headband components to create face shields that protect health care providers. You do not need to provide the clear portion of the shield. To get started, download the approved shield design.

3D-printed headbands are accepted at any LVHN donation drop-off location.

Cards for patients and caregivers

Calling all artists, young and old, to help cheer up hospitalized patients who are not permitted visitors by creating (nondenominational) inspirational get-well cards. You can also make encouragement or thank you cards for LVHN providers and clinical colleagues. Cards can be mailed to either address listed below.

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
    Volunteer Services

    PO Box 689
    Allentown, Pa. 18105
  • LVHN – COVID-19 Donations
    2024 Lehigh St. 
    Allentown, PA 18103

 

Monetary donations

You can also find information about monetary donations on LVHN.org/donate.

  • Check – If you would like to make a monetary donation by check, write “COVID-19” in the memo line and mail it to the following address:

    LVHN – Office of Philanthropy
    P.O. BOX 1883
    Allentown, PA 18105
     
  • Cash Cash donations can be dropped off at the 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-3 p.m. Please place in a sealed envelope with “Office of Philanthropy” written on the outside.
  • Credit card – Donations can be made securely online to support LVHN by selecting the COVID-19 Emergency Fund button, or to support Lehigh Valley Health Network–Pocono Foundation by selecting COVID-19 Relief Fund.


    Support LVHN

    Support LVHN–Pocono Foundation

     

Blood and Plasma Donation

Blood supplies across the region and country have reached critical levels due to blood drive cancellations. You can help by giving blood and encouraging others to do the same – one donation can save three lives.

Additionally, those who have recovered from COVID-19 may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating their plasma. A recovered COVID-19 patient can donate plasma 28 days after their symptoms have resolved or 14 days if they receive a negative COVID-19 test. All patients interested in donations will have the same screening performed on all blood product donors. To become a convalescent plasma donor, contact the MyLVHN Nurse Line at 888-402-LVHN (5846).

To learn more, visit Miller-Keystone Blood Center at GiveaPint.org, or the Red Cross Donation Center at RedCrossBlood.org.

Lehigh Valley

Drop-off locations

No appointment needed at any site. You are welcome to download this flyer for your drive to a donation site.

  • 2024 Lehigh St., Allentown
    Donation hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • LVHN ExpressCARE–Palmer Township
    3701 Corriere Road, Easton
    Donation hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • LVHN ExpressCARE–Fogelsville
    1431 Nursery St., Fogelsville
    Donation hours: 8 a.m.-8p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
    1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown
    A donation box is located outside the sanctuary doors in the upper parking lot.
  • First Presbyterian Church
    3231 Tilghman St, Allentown
    A donation box is located outside the church office (follow wayfinding)
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    234 Spring Garden St., Easton
    Inside donation box available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. You can find it inside the church office off Sitgreaves Alley. ​​
    Outside donation box available 24/7.
  • Arndt’s Lutheran Church
    1851 Arndt Road, Easton
    Donation box is located on the front porch of the church and available 24/7.
  • Central Moravian Church
    73 W Church St, Bethlehem
    Donation box is located on the bench next to the ADA accessible entrance to the sanctuary 

Food donations

Restaurants interested in supplying meals for LVHN colleagues can sign up at the links below. No homemade meals can be accepted.

Hazleton

Drop-off locations

No appointment needed. You are welcome to download this flyer for your drive to a donation site.

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton, Materials Management Department
    Follow signs to Receiving (side entrance near back of hospital).
    Donation hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday
    Contact for questions: Betsy Saras - 570-501-4009, Betsy.Saras@LVHN.org

Food donations

Food donations to support and thank Hazleton LVHN colleagues are welcome. No homemade meals can be accepted.
Contact: Lisa Marie Halecky at 570-501-4249

Pocono

Drop-off locations

Drop-offs by appointment only by contacting Sandy Sames at 570-476-3502 or Sandra.Sames@lvhn.org. You are welcome to download this flyer for your drive to a donation site.

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, Hospital Loading Dock
    206 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg
    Donation Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday

Food donations

Food donations to support and thank Pocono LVHN colleagues are welcome. No homemade meals can be accepted.
Contact: Pocono Foundation at 570-476-3530

Schuylkill

Drop-off locations

No appointment is needed unless you are dropping off large quantities. To schedule a large drop-off contact Jack Brobst at 570-621-5025, or Denise Goncalves at 570-621-4238. You are welcome to download this flyer for your drive to a donation site.

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street
    420 S. Jackson St., Pottsville
    Donation Hours: 8a.m.- 8p.m. Daily

Food donations

Food donations to support and thank Schuylkill LVHN colleagues are welcome. No homemade meals can be accepted.
Contact: Michael Peckman at 570-621-5555

Mailing Address

Face masks, mask-making supplies and PPE can be mailed to the following address.

  • LVHN – COVID-19 Donations
    2024 Lehigh St. 
    Allentown, PA 18103

Tax receipts for donations

If you are dropping off donations in person, you will have the opportunity to fill out the COVID-19 Donations Form at the drop off site. Fill in the contact information portion of the form to have a receipt mailed to you.

If you are mailing your donations or submitting a donation online, LVHN Philanthropy will mail a donation receipt to you as long as a name, mailing address, phone number and email address are clearly provided.

If you have any questions about donations, email covid19donations@lvhn.org.