How to donate to Ascension Via Christi hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak
We are thankful for the community's outreach asking how you can support our healthcare ministry during this unprecedented time. Our new Caregiver Support and COVID-19 Relief Funds were established to meet the current challenges we face. Right now, your gifts are more important than ever. Thank you for your support.
Ascension Via Christi's hospitals continue to receive calls from individuals and companies wanting to donate supplies, ranging from hand-sewn masks to unused personal protection equipment that temporarily closed companies want to put to good use.
"The generosity and resilience of those who live in our community is amazing," said Kevin Strecker, chief operating officer for Ascension Via Christi's hospitals.
Monetary Donations: Caregiver Support and COVID-19 Relief Fund
"We cannot thank our Ascension Via Christi healthcare team enough for their expertise and sacrifices during the COVID-19 crisis. Our bedside caregivers and those who support them are here, caring for patients in increasingly difficult situations. Today, more than ever, this means taking on stressful medical challenges, working long days and hours, sacrificing personal time with friends and family, and keeping patients, patient family members and coworkers their top priority. Now is the time you can choose to give back to the incredible Caregivers at Ascension Via Christi."
- David Alexander, Via Christi Foundation President
Donations will be used to support:
- Caregiver initiatives designed to help provide stress relief; promote mental, emotional and spiritual well-being; and help with unforeseen expenses, such as additional childcare expenses related to long hours and extra shifts.
- Patient initiatives help provide durable medical equipment, medicine, clothing, and transportation for patients in need.
Make a difference today: use the 'Donate now' button to the give to the 'Caregiver Support and COVID-19 Relief Fund'.
How to donate supplies
- Isolation gowns
- Earloop and tie masks
- Non-latex gloves
- N95 respirators
- Hand sanitizer
- Face shields
- Surface disinfectant
- Powered and controlled air purifying respirators (PAPRs and CAPRs)
To donate in Wichita, please call Via Christi Foundation at 316-281-5157. Hand-carried items should be delivered between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. weekdays to the front entryway of the main entrance at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis; larger quantities of donations should be taken to the shipping/receiving dock on the north side of the hospital.
Please contact Ami Patel at 316-268-5125 or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate restaurant-delivered food donations. Thank you for supporting your local healthcare workers.
Messages of Support to our Caregivers
Thank you to members of the community who continue to reach out in a show of support for caregivers at Ascension Via Christi hospitals and clinics. To provide an easy way to send messages of support to our caregivers, a special mailbox, WeCare@ascension.org, has been established.
Questions about donations of these or other items should be directed to the Via Christi Foundation at 316-281-5157.