maurices Donates $5,000 to Brookings Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund

  • April 14, 2020

Brookings Health System Foundation received $5,000 from maurices, a women’s apparel brand with more than 900 stores across the U.S. and Canada, in support of the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

“With maurices stores in more than 900 communities, we are proud to support our local health care workers who are on the frontlines treating patients in rural hospitals. These individuals are truly hometown healthcare heroes,” said George Goldfarb, maurices President and CEO.

maurices is donating $250,000 to multiple rural community hospitals to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID‐19 pandemic. maurices selected Brookings Health and other rural community hospitals in markets that are representative of the brand’s full chain.

“This escalating crisis has transformed the way we think and work,” Goldfarb added. “Like other organizations, we are looking for ways we can support our associates, our customers, and our communities. Often rural hospitals don’t get the support they need, and by providing them with a monetary donation they will be able to purchase what they need most in this fight against COVID‐19. We have been in touch with many of the hospital administrators who have told us the timing for this donation is perfect.”

“We are very appreciative of this cash donation from maurices during this critical time in Brookings Health System’s history,” said Foundation Director Sara Schneider. “This will enable us to purchase critical personal protect equipment (PPE) for our team members as well as other supplies needed to fight COVID-19 locally.”

In addition to cash, the Foundation is currently accepting PPE 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
  • Eye protection
  • Gowns
  • Hand sanitizer

The Foundation is also accepting donations of home sewn gowns and fabric surgical masks. More information and preferred patterns can be found at To donate PPE and schedule a drop-off time at the health system, please call the Foundation at (605) 696-8855.

The public can learn more about COVID-19 and what is being locally by healthcare providers at

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at