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Support Our Efforts

As Temple Health actively responds to the significant and growing public health threat facing our region and the nation, you can join our efforts as the Temple community comes together to challenge this crisis as one. Philanthropic support for our emergency funds will help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects:

  • The Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund supports the hospital in its immediate ability to respond to the current COVID-19 emergency.
  • The Community Emergency Fund supports the immediate and evolving needs of the Philadelphia’s most vulnerable populations—especially senior citizens, immunocompromised and chronically ill neighbors and families with small children.
  • The Student Emergency Fund supports Lewis Katz School of Medicine students with emergency items and services needed to support their health, well-being and continued medical education.

Gifts of every amount make a difference. Thank you!

Donate Phone Chargers and Entertainment Options for our Patients

Our patients need your help! We are seeking extra phone chargers, books, and magazines to distribute to patients in the hospital. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visits from friends and family have been limited. Many patients leave home in a rush, without a phone charger or a book to read.

Please help brighten a patient’s day — THANK YOU!

What Items to Donate

We are accepting donations of:

  • Cell phone chargers of any kind (used chargers are fine)
  • iPad chargers
  • Tablet chargers
  • Battery packs for cell phones
  • Coloring books
  • Word-search books
  • Crayons
  • Current magazines (publication-dates of 2019 or later)
  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition. We cannot use damaged books (e.g., broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty or moldy, excessive writing in the text) or clearly outdated materials.

If you have questions about the item(s) you wish to donate, please email guest.relations@tuhs.temple.edu or call 215-707-5479.

How to Donate These Items

To arrange delivery of large-quantity supplies:

Please email guest.relations@tuhs.temple.edu

For smaller-quantity (e.g. individual items/boxes):

1) Items can be shipped to:

Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Attn: Patient Experience B101
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Please email guest.relations@tuhs.temple.edu with your tracking number and what you are sending.

2) Items can be dropped off in-person at the following location Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm:

Temple University Hospital
Broad & Ontario Streets – Guest Relations Desk
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Please email guest.relations@tuhs.temple.edu with any questions or to make other arrangements.