Celebrating Our Nurses and Giving Back

May 6th is National Nurses Day, and it also kicks off the weeklong recognition of National Nurses Week. We want to take this opportunity to thank the many dedicated and passionate nurses who live and work in Frederick County. Our area nurses work hard all year long, and especially in these trying times, tare going above and beyond to make sure patients are getting the best care possible. Their knowledge, skills, and courage during COVID-19 are greatly appreciated, and they are bringing comfort to those under care who need it most.

To those looking for a way to support our local nurses and other healthcare workers, please see below for more information on donating to Frederick Health and a list of items that are needed at this time.

From Frederick Health:

COVID-19 In-Kind Donations

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I donate food or beverage items?

Food & Beverages: We are accepting individually wrapped snacks & drinks (including K-Cups) as well as fresh fruit.

Meal Deliveries: Should you wish to coordinate a meal delivery for our hospital staff, please contact Meghan Sweigart at MSWEIGART@fmh.org so the delivery can be added to our calendar ahead of time.

  • Can I donate homemade baked goods?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept homemade baked goods at this time.

  • Will the hospital accept hand-made isolation gowns or mask covers?

We are accepting hand-made isolation gowns. Ready-to-sew gown kits (containing instructions and fabric to make 5 gowns) are available for pick-up at the Development Office. The kits are in a basket by the front door. Please only take one kit. The kits do go quickly, but they are replenished frequently. You may email donate@fmh.org to confirm that we have kits available when you arrive.

We are also accepting hand-made face mask covers. Some approved patterns are listed below:

Button Counter Tutorial

Deaconess Tutorial

Clustered Spires Quilt Guild Tutorial by Olga Schrichte

  • Can I donate hand-made items (such as crocheted blankets, socks, etc.) and/or toys or stuffed animals?

‚ÄčWith the exception of hand-made face masks and isolation gowns, we are unable to accept these items at this time.

  • Am I able to hand-deliver my donation to the hospital?

Due to our updated hospital visitor policy and screening process, deliveries to the hospital are discouraged at this time. For your convenience, donations may be delivered to the Development Office, located directly across the street from the hospital.

  • What specific items does the hospital need at this time?

We’d gladly welcome any of the following items (in new condition):

Gloves

Hand sanitizer, antibacterial cleaning supplies

Protective gowns, coveralls

Phone chargers – cable & wall block (all types)

UV light boxes for sanitizing cell phones

N95 masks

Elastic or elastic cuffs (cut from sweatshirts)

“No Touch” thermometers

Disposable stethoscopes

Disposable pulse oxygen monitors

Toilet paper & paper towels

You may also make a financial contribution to support Frederick Health’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The Frederick Health COVID-19 Hospital Support Fund enables the public to provide financial resources to help the hospital respond to critical operating needs during the COVID-19 crisis. The Frederick Health COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund enables the public to provide financial assistance to our employees who are experiencing a personal financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.

You may support either fund by visiting our online giving page. Or, you may mail a check to the Development Office at the address listed below. (Please include “COVID-19 Hospital Support" or "COVID-19 Employee Relief" in the memo line).

Ready to Donate?

Items may be delivered to the Frederick Health Development Office between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday – Friday. There is no need to contact the Development Team ahead of time.

Please note: we’re practicing social distancing! For a contact-free delivery, please drop your donation in the bin by the front door and take a donation form to complete and return to us via mail.

Frederick Health Development Office

405 W. 7th Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to the Frederick Health Development Team at donate@fmh.org.