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

In order to help us accept as many items as possible while maintaining quality protocols, please call (661) 663-6700 or email [email protected] 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 email Toni Harper, Vice President of Philanthropy, at [email protected]. 

Please include the following information:

  • 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 any time in the basket in front of:

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

While we appreciate every offer, Dignity Health cannot accept contaminated or visibly soiled items. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions on if 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.