Hand-sewn surgical mask

Donations to Support COVID-19

Many community members want to know how they can support Brookings Health System with their time and talent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participate in Aiming to Inspire Health

This year proceeds from our annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser and raffle on Thursday, Aug. 13, will go toward the COVID-19 Response Fund. 

Encourage Health Care Providers

Leave a positive Google review for Brookings Health System to encourage health care providers and tell them how much you value their local care. Simply follow the link https://g.page/BrookingsHealth/review?rc, log in to your Google account, write your review and push post.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused international shortages of critical PPE. To ensure we maintain an adequate supply to care for our community, Brookings Health System is currently accepting donations of the following items in original, unopened packaging:

  • Latex free/nitrile gloves
  • Surgical masks
  • N95 respirators and N95 filters
  • PAPR 3M Versaflo TR-600 supplies / parts
  • Face shields
  • Gowns
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Eye protection

To donate and schedule a PPE drop-off time, please call our Foundation at (605) 696-8855.

Home Sewn PPE

Brookings Health System is also accepting donations from anyone who is capable to sew gowns and fabric surgical masks. Many examples of surgical masks are available online. Brookings Health’s preferred pattern for protecting health care workers has a double-layered cotton or cotton blend with a pocket to insert a filter and tie straps instead of elastic. Refer to the downloads and links below for videos, patterns and instructions to sew both masks and gowns. 

To donate and schedule a drop-off time for surgical masks or gowns, please call our Foundation at (605) 696-8855.

Jo-Ann Fabrics in Brookings is providing free kits with materials to make masks. Brookings Health prefers these masks for patients. Customers can pick up kits curbside, craft the masks at home, and drop off completed masks at the store. Donated masks stay local within the community.

COVID-19 Response Fund

Support us as we respond to our community's needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Other Ways to Donate

Have another item or a different talent you’re wondering if the health system can use? Please email us the details of your idea at sjschneider@brookingshealth.org. Please include your name, phone number and email address. We will connect with you as soon as possible.