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 also continue to receive calls from individuals and companies wanting to make in-kind donations of supplies as well as snacks, meals and other items to our frontline caregivers.
"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'.
Caring for patients with COVID-19 over time can take a physical and emotional toll on frontline caregivers. Your gifts of comfort items, such as snacks, drinks and meals, offer them a needed lift.
Snack items must be commercially packaged and individually wrapped. Staff favorites include:
- Regular and diet sodas
- Bottled regular and sweet tea
- Regular and sugar-free energy drinks
- K-cups and creamer
- Protein bars and boxes
- Fruit and veggie snacks
- Hummus cups
- Chocolate pudding and dark chocolate candy
Please call David Alexander at 316-281-5157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange donations being made as a way of showing your support for your local caregivers.
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.
Donating PPE and cleaning products
We continue to accept donations of personal protective equipment or cleaning products including:
- Isolation gowns
- Ear loop and tie masks
- Non-latex gloves
- N95 respirators
- Hand sanitizer
- Face shields
- Surface disinfectant
- Powered and controlled air purifying respirators
To donate supplies in Wichita, please call Via Christi Foundation at 316-281-5157.
In Pittsburg and Fort Scott, please call Johnna Norton at 620-235-3512 and in Manhattan and Wamego, Tina Rockhold at 785-587-5462.