Give the gift of hope.
The impacts of COVID-19 have amplified the severity of our community’s greatest health care needs.
You can help.
Your gift through Hope Grows Here will support critical ongoing needs for the following MultiCare programs, departments and services:
Mary Bridge Children’s Child Abuse Intervention DepartmentThe COVID-19 outbreak and associated isolation policies created to combat the virus have put vulnerable children at a higher risk of abuse.
School closures and social distancing have meant fewer teachers, school staff and childcare providers are able to report cases of abuse and neglect. Many states have reported a sharp decline in calls to Child Protection agencies (40 to 60 percent) as these calls are typically made by members outside the immediate family.
Donors like you are critical to supporting this program. Your generosity can help prevent and treat child abuse.
ResearchDonations to MultiCare’s Institute for Research and Innovation (MIRI) provide patients with access to promising new treatments and consistent follow-ups close to home — regardless of insurance limitations or other barriers to paying for care.
When the COVID-19 outbreak began, MultiCare hospitals became some of the first sites for trials using the drug Remdesivir to treat patients. MultiCare is also collecting convalescent plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients through a process called plasmapheresis, in partnership with Cascade Regional Blood Services. Just one donation of plasma can help two to four patients suffering from COVID-19 — more than 24 MultiCare patients have already received transfusions.
As COVID-19 research progresses and vaccine trials begin, your donations are more vital than ever.
One in five people in the United States live with a behavioral health condition.
One in eight emergency department visits involve a mental health or substance use disorder.
Suicide has grown to become the second highest cause of death for youth between the ages of 15 to 25.
But there is hope.
Your gift will help increase mental health care and services throughout the MultiCare Behavioral Health Network, the largest comprehensive network of behavioral health care in Washington.
COVID-19 ResponseThe MultiCare Foundations established a COVID-19 Response Fund to honor and support caregivers, help provide access to care and address emergent needs as this extraordinary health crisis continues.
Contributions have already been used to expand testing sites and intensive care capacity, child care and support for health care workers.
Other donation needs
The spread of COVID-19 in our state has had a significant impact on individuals, families, businesses and our economy. Many not-for-profit, locally based organizations that provide support services are among the hardest hit financially. That’s why MultiCare is donating $1 million to help support other community organizations in Pierce County, South King County and the Inland Northwest region during the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you to support your favorite local charities if you are able. Below are some of the other greatest donation needs today.
Pierce County Connected: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
To support urgent human service needs, United Way of Pierce County and Greater Tacoma Community Foundation partnered to launch a fund to provide a safety net for our most vulnerable community members impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Donate today.
Innovia Foundation COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Funds
Local philanthropic, government, and business partners have joined together to create two COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s COVID-19 outbreak in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Learn more.
Manufactured PPE donations
MultiCare is grateful to generous community members who have been making donations of manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE). MultiCare is currently accepting unopened boxes of masks, gloves or gowns. Learn more.
MultiCare is grateful for donations of individually wrapped, commercially prepared food (e.g., granola bars) to provide snacks to our hardworking staff. If we receive more than can be used, we will donate extra food to local food banks. Learn more.
We also encourage you to support your local artists and small business owners however you can.