COVID-19 Donations

In response to COVID-19, our doctors, nurses and other care team members are utilizing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) that keep them and the community safe. While we have enough masks and PPE as it stands now, we are focused on keeping up with demand. Many people want to help and we thank you for your interest. See below for a list of items we currently need.

Supply Donation

Dignity Health is grateful for donations from our community. Our three Bakersfield locations (Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital Downtown, and Mercy Hospital Southwest) are working together to ensure a seamless process. In order to help us accept as many items as possible while maintaining quality protocols, please call (661) 663-6700 or click here to email us and tell us the following:

  • Company/individual name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • What supplies you have and the amount you are willing to donate

We will contact you after your initial email to follow-up, log the supplies and make arrangements for pickup/delivery. 

Financial Contribution

If you are an individual or company who is interested in making a financial contribution, please contact our Dignity Health Bakersfield Foundations below:


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation

Caryl Schweitzer, Director of Development

[email protected] or (661) 541-0189


Friends of Mercy Foundation

Toni Harper, Vice President of Philanthropy

[email protected] or (661) 663-6700


Please include the following information in your email:

  • Company/individual name
  • Email
  • Phone number

Supplies Needed

Protective Masks

  • N95 Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Procedure Masks
  • Paper Masks (with ties or elastic)

Protective Gowns

  • Isolation Gowns
  • Paper Protective Gowns
  • Painters Smocks (impermeable)
  • Bunny suits

Protective Gear

  • Powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) Hoods
  • Protective Glasses/Goggles
  • Industrial Face Shields (e.g., industrial paint shields)
  • Shoe covers
  • Bouffant caps

Homemade Mask Donation Process

We appreciate the community’s interest in making and donating cloth masks. Click here for an approved pattern and a step-by-step process on how to make one. Note: Please wash the fabric you will be using to make the masks thoroughly before assembling them.  We have also included a video on how to make masks.


Please put masks into a Ziploc bag or another bag that can be closed somehow. Include a note with the number of masks, your name, address and phone (in case there are questions).


You may drop off mask donations at the following locations:


Memorial Hospital

In front of the main entrance

420 34th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Drop-off hours: 24/7 every day in outdoor collection bin


Memorial Hospital (Alternate Drop-Off Location):

Purchasing Department Warehouse

420 34th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(Building is located on the campus of Memorial Hospital behind Founders Hall. Please enter on the east end of the campus off of 34th Street and look for the building labeled “Purchasing Department”.)


Drop-off hours: 7 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday


Mercy Hospital Southwest

Friends of Mercy Foundation
551 Shanley Court
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(Office located on the campus of Mercy Hospital Southwest)

Drop-off hours: 24/7 every day in outdoor collection bin


While we appreciate every offer, Dignity Health cannot accept contaminated or visibly soiled items. Please click here to email us if you have any questions on whether or not we can accept an item.


Thank you for your interest in donating to Dignity Health. We appreciate you being a part of our community and for providing much-needed supplies that will protect our care providers on the front lines.