Note: As of April 3, the University of Pittsburgh is no longer accepting requests for donations of masks. The remaining supply is needed for the University’s essential research—including work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research and to evaluate potential treatments—and to maintain supplies to support students and staff who remain on campus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent situation for hospitals, emergency responders and health care workers and for social service agencies that serve at-risk populations. Needs include facilities use, medical and cleaning supplies and other physical goods to manage the growing need for care.
As a result of these needs, Pitt and its people are eager to find ways to help, and efforts are already under way to rise to this challenge.
As part of Pitt’s commitment to the community, the University is centralizing the process of coordinating, tracking and vetting requests for and offers of contributions including facilities use and any type of physical goods currently owned by the University. Through this streamlining, Pitt can target its efforts in the most efficient and useful way possible and help to alleviate any facilities and/or supply issues at UPMC and other health care centers and social service agencies in our neighborhood and beyond.
Through this process, Pitt will be able to match its available resources with the most urgent needs.
Pitt also will balance the needs of the medical community with the need to maintain the University’s supplies critical to supporting essential research. While many research projects have been ramped down during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University’s essential research continues, including work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research and to evaluate potential treatments. The University also must maintain supplies to support students and staff who remain on campus.
If your department or school received a request for contributions or is planning to organize a donation, or you represent an organization needing supplies or facilities use, please fill out this donation form and have the following information ready:
- Your name and contact information
- Your Pitt school/department/responsibility center (Enter N/A if you are representing an outside organization making a request.)
- Description of items to be donated—including type, manufacturer, size and quantity—and where they are located and/or facilities requested (Enter a list of items and/or facilities needed if you are representing an outside organization making a request.)
- Name of institution that is requesting/will receive the donations
You will be contacted if additional details are needed and to discuss next steps to facilitate the most efficient path for your donation.
Other types of donations
If you are a Pitt alumnus and are interested in donating either personally or through your business or nonprofit organization, contact Mike LaFrankie at 412-647-9071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Pitt faculty or staff member or student interested in making personal donations to community-based food or durable goods drives or taking part in volunteer activities, please visit Pitt's Pandemic Service Initiative website for information.