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Donations from the Community

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:00 PM

Financial Donations | Supply Donations | Food Donations | Additional Donation Information

As a trusted nonprofit healthcare partner in this community, we want to assure you that we are boldly tackling this health crisis. One example of our determination to lead is that we were the first hospital in the state to develop and deploy an in-house test, working in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are happy to receive support from our community and can accept financial donations, food donations or donations of supplies on the current list of needs.

Financial Donations

The NorthShore Foundation is profoundly grateful for the relationships we have built with our family of donors, some formed over many years and others established in recent days. Right now, you can donate to NorthShore’s COVID-19 Response Fund to help our caregivers continue to deliver expert care on the front lines of this crisis. Your gift will immediately:

  • Expand our capabilities for COVID-19 testing
  • Increase the availability of much-needed supplies
  • Enable us to hire and cross-train additional clinical staff
  • Help us further develop emergency preparedness and infection control

Please give today to help NorthShore stay strong in this fight. Tax-deductible donations—of all sizes—will make a difference. Your gift will help to save lives in our community.

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Supply Donations

We are currently accepting donations of specific, critical supplies. NorthShore continues to manage all of our supplies responsibly, but local, national, and global shortages are straining our operations. To ensure the safety of our patients and staff, please review the following information that outlines the supplies we can accept and how to make a donation. Please note, we cannot accept other supplies at this time.

Personal/Smaller Donations

  • Supplies need to be new in the box, unopened, and not damaged. Please note the specific criteria for each type of supply from the current list of needs.
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Please drop off personal/smaller donations at the donation box located at:
    Skokie Hospital – Medical Office Building Entrance 
    9669 Kenton Ave
    Skokie, IL 60076

Larger/Commercial Donations

  • Supplies need to be new in the box, unopened, and not damaged. Please note the specific criteria for each type of supply from the current list of needs.
  • Larger/Commercial donations should be larger quantities that do not fit in a personal car. They should be on a pallet and delivered via truck.
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Please drop off large/commercial donations at the following location:
    Skokie Hospital – Receiving Dock 
    9600 Gross Point Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076
  • If you have a large quantity of supplies on our current list of needs but do not have a way to deliver it, please email Brian Allen, Director of Logistical Support Services, to coordinate a pickup with NorthShore’s logistics team. 

Current List of Needs

N95 Masks/
3M - 1860, 1860S, 1870+, 8210, 8210+, 8110S. Moldex 1510 or 1517. NIOSH certified.
Surgical Masks
ASTM Level 1 or greater. Any brand or catalog number. Ear Loop or Tie are acceptable.
Isolation Gowns
Fluid resistant. Any brand or catalog number.
Fluid resistant. Any brand or catalog number.
Exam Gloves
Powder Free and made of Nitrile.
Eye Protection
Face Shields or Safety Glasses - must e impervious to fluids and protect from splashes and sprays.
Thermometer Probe Covers
Welch Allyn Model.
Hand Sanitizer
At least 60% alcohol with a pump bottle and greater than 8 ounces in size.
Cleaning Wipes
Wipes on the EPA List N. Healthcare Germicidal Bleach Wipes preferred.


Food Donations

We have received many requests from the community, asking if people can provide food to our hospital, emergency department and immediate care center employees.

We are happy to accept food donations and have created the following email address for that exact purpose: Please provide your name, contact information and details of your food donation request. A NorthShore staff member will respond to your email with instructions.

Please know that donations must comply with the following appropriate guidelines to ensure the safety and protection of our entire staff and patients:

  • Food must only come from restaurants;
  • Food must be individually wrapped and sealed—no small or large family-style tin pans;
  • Food must not contain nuts or nut products;
  • While we greatly appreciate the gesture, we are unable to accept homemade goods.