How You Can Help
We are fortunate to be a part of such caring communities -- ones that step up and support one another when we need it most. To ensure the safety and health of our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is accepting donations to support various needs during this unprecedented time. Learn more below regarding how you can help.
The Lubbock donation site is going to “by appointment only” effective Monday, April 13th.
Lubbock Drop-Off Information
You may bring items to our donation site at TTUHSC (link to map). Signage also will direct you to the site, which is near the UMC Health System Emergency Center on 8th Street. You will be able to drive up, drop off your donation and receive documentation of the supplies donated -- all from the comfort of your vehicle.
Permian Basin Drop-Off Information
You may bring items to our donation site at our Texas Tech Physician Clinics on the south side entrance. There is a ramp that leads up to this entrance.
Please ring the doorbell to notify us you are there. You can also call ahead to let us know you are coming and we can meet you outside. Please call Rudy Perez at 432.413.9264
Permian Basin Drop-Off Hours
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday & Thursdays
Location: 701 W. 5th street, please use the south side entrance. (connected to 4th street)
If you have any other questions regarding donations please call Jessica Zuniga at 432.553.9272
Abilene Drop-Off Information
The TTUHSC Abilene campus is accepting donations for PPE and food products for our Food Pantry. Due to the local stay at home order, donated items will need be prescheduled for drop off. Please contact the Abilene Finance and Administration Office at 325.696.0436, or 325.696.0406, to schedule a time to drop off items.
We’ve created a coloring sheet that shows support for the frontline workers, you can download, print and color it. Please share it on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag it with #AllTogetherTTUHSC. We can’t wait to see your art! We may even share your submission on TTUHSC’s social media. Feel free to also display your coloring pages from your home windows or front door.
TTUHSC requests donations of critical supplies for the safety of our health care providers, including the following items:
- Masks (N95, surgical, and procedure)
- Disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Sani-cloth
- Hand sanitizer
- Face shields
- Goggles and eye shields
- Isolation or surgical gowns
- CAPR/PAPR machines and disposables
- Flocked swabs
- Laser infrared thermometers or temporal scan thermometers
Making Masks at Home
Would you like to put your sewing talents to work?
Click here for guided instructions and patterns to sew masks at home. These masks will be given to local health care providers as mask covers for regular masks and to community members as the need to cover their face may arise.
We are also graciously accepting donations in the form of pre-packaged food and care package items for those working on the front lines of care, including:
- Catered meals (donated or discounts on purchases)
- Colored pencils/ crayons (to accompany printed notepads as a de-stress activity)
- Water/ juice
- Post-it® notes
- Stress balls/ kinetic sand/ fidget spinners/ etc.
- Facial tissue (box or individual travel size)
Our food pantry is designed to provide short-term access to supplemental food for our students, faculty and staff. We are grateful for any and all donations; for more information visit the Helping Hands Food Pantry. To help fight food insecurity for the members of the TTUHSC family, please make a monetary donation here. You may also bring non-perishable food items to the drop-off site noted above.
Thank you for considering a gift to support TTUHSC. Our number one priority is to support our frontline health care providers as they care for our patients and those in our campus communities. Your generosity makes that possible.
For the safety of our TTUHSC team, at this time we can only accept gifts online. Here’s how you can donate:
Our Legacy Now Student Foundation
Gives TTUHSC students a place to turn for emergency financial assistance when the unexpected happens. You can provide the support our students need by donating through OLN at Our Legacy Now Student Foundation (OLN).
TTUHSC is proud to provide health care to those living in the 108 counties in the western half of Texas, as well as many who live in Eastern New Mexico. Our employees in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock and the Permian Basin are empowered to make a positive impact on our workplace. You can help by donating at
- Community Support
Although TTUHSC has needs within our own community, we can easily look around and see the impact of COVID-19 on those in our campus communities. You can help us help others by giving to our general fund.
Now more than ever, blood donations are crucial. Blood donations are safe—there is no risk of contracting COVID-19, and it is encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Donation chairs abide implement social distancing, and all cleaning practices are thorough, ensuring your safety. The blood donated is essential to caring for patients, and alleviating the strain on our supply means saving lives.
During critical times such as these, the community proves it is possible to stand together, supporting our health care workers and each other.
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