School Established as Donation Drop-Off Location to Support Regional COVID-19 Response Efforts

St. Anne’s-Belfield School has been established as a drop-off location for the Charlottesville-U.Va.-Albemarle Regional Emergency Operations Center, with assistance from the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, for those in the community wishing to support local COVID-19 efforts.

“There has been an overwhelming outpour of individuals wanting to support the medical professionals, first responders, law enforcement officers, postal workers, and truck drivers/transportation professionals in our community,” says Maribel Street, acting emergency management coordinator. “Now, there’s an easy way to do just that.”

"St. Anne's-Belfield School is honored to assist with this regional effort,” adds Head of School David Lourie. “Our essential workers are doing heroic work, and I hope everyone who is able will consider donating items to help them."

Alumna Emily Pelliccia ‘91, deputy chief of operations for the Charlottesville Fire Department, helped coordinate this effort and establish the School as a drop-off location.

Donations will be accepted seven days a week from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. outside of the Pre-School located on our Belfield Campus (799 Faulconer Drive). This is a no-contact donation site; donors can simply drop their items into designated bins. All donations will be cleaned and disinfected before distribution to senior living facilities, first responders, day cares, and at-risk communities.

For more information about donating, please call the Emergency Operations Center Donation Hotline at (434) 297-8415.

 

Items Being Accepted:

  • Surgical/medical gowns
  • Head and shoe covers
  • Gloves (medical and non-medical grade)
  • Face shields and safety glasses/goggles
  • Respirators, including N95
  • Masks (including surgical, dust, and hand sewn)
  • Hand sanitizer and hand soap
  • Cleaning supplies, including paper products and chemical cleaners
  • Empty, clean squeeze-top or pump top bottles (20 oz or less)
  • Seal-able quart sized plastic bags (New)


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