Send Care Packages to Front-Line Healthcare Workers

Send Care Packages to Front-Line Healthcare Workers

From The Purple Piñata NYC

We provide care packages to front-line healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 crisis in NYC.

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Update #6

7 months ago

We see you, ICU!

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Who we are

The Purple Piñata is passionate group of NYC-based medical and graduate students dedicated to supporting the well-being and uplifting the morale of our local healthcare community during the COVID-19 crisis. To see directly where your funds are going and who you’re supporting, follow us on Instagram.

We do not have non-profit status! We just want to help.

Why we need your help

As of 5/5, COVID-19 is responsible for nearly 170,000 cases of infection, 45,000 hospitalizations, and 15,000 deaths in New York City alone. Our healthcare workers are working around the clock, sacrificing health, home, and family, to keep this disaster from getting worse. 

We wish to provide care packages to front-line healthcare workers in NYC. The hours are long, the conditions are brutal, and the physical & emotional toll is heavy. Hundreds of patients are dying on them daily, sometimes even co-workers. And yet, they continue. Amidst dwindling morale, perhaps in the brief quiet moments in between the frenzy of critical alerts, we wish to let them know how much we care about them and how many people are behind them. 

Will you please consider supporting our relief efforts? 

Where your donations will go

Donations will go to providing care packages for front-line healthcare workers in NYC hospitals, with an emphasis on Bellevue & the Manhattan VA.* These care packages include the following:

  • Packaged snacks
  • Water, Coffee, and other beverages
  • Personal care and hygiene products (Hand Sanitizer, Chapstick, Moisturizer, Razors)
  • Uplifting messages of encouragement and gratitude

Each care package costs ~ $4.

*Should there no longer be a need for care packages, any funds left over from this campaign will be donated to local hospital services supporting the wellbeing of healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

What We Will Do For You

  • We will document our delivery of care packages via our social media (Facebook, Instagram) and our fundraiser account.
  • For donors who give $20+, we will automatically personalize "Thank you" notes included in the care packages with your first name and location (e.g., Jay from NYC, Rachel from Texas). If you wish to remain anonymous, select "Donate Anonymously" when making your donation.
  • For donations of $30+, we will include a purple piñata keychain with the care packages. Each piñata is handmade from polymer clay by us and come in a variety of medical gear. We hope our little piñatas serve as a warm and gentle reminder of your support during a front-liner's day.

          

Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions to our front-line healthcare workers:

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #6

We see you, ICU!

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #5

Thank you Boxed Water (@boxedwater) for your incredibly generous donation of 15 cases of

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #4

These two young physicians (left, right) graduated medical school early to join the fight against COVID-19

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

"Are these for us...?"

You bet they are

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

Happy Friday to our heroes in the ICU!

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The Purple Piñata NYC posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #1

Another round of care packages heading a thirsty front-liner's way!

THANK YOU ALL!!

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