COVID-19 Resource Request & Donation Disclaimer

The Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response (AzCHER) and the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) are not responsible for the quality or quantity of items donated, whether new or used, technical specifications, appropriateness for clinical use, damage in transport, malfunctions, or determining the value of an in-kind donation. AzCHER and AzHHA provide the Resource Request Log to connect potential in-kind donors with organizations that have submitted information regarding needs for specific supplies, equipment, or non-professional/non-clinical volunteers for COVID-19 response, so they can make all necessary examinations and arrangements directly.

Important Information for Donors:

  • Please contact the healthcare recipient before shipping or delivering any supplies or in-kind donations.
    • Each recipient may have different standards for donations of supplies. Some facilities may be able to sterilize homemade gowns and masks, while others may only be able to use protective gear in the original, sterile packaging; some may be able to accept used equipment, while other only can accept new.
    • Facilities may be able to take in-kind donations only at certain times or certain locations, or when certain personnel are available. Email ahead of time for delivery instructions.
    • Each recipient makes its own decision whether to accept certain types of in-kind donations as well as the specific supplies that a donor may offer.
  • Healthcare recipients may not be able to use in-kind donations for a specific area of the facility or program and may wish to use the gift for other needs, or to give the in-kind donation to other non-profit organizations. Contact the recipient to determine its designation rules.
  • Please understand that healthcare recipients may need to apply their own credentialing or vetting procedures before accepting any in-kind donation from a donor. AzCHER and AzHHA do not provide any vetting or evaluation of donors or proposed donations.
  • Both donors and healthcare recipients must notify AzCHER of an accepted and delivered donation, to ensure integrity of the Resource Request Log.

Important Information for Healthcare Recipients:

  • Once contacted by a donor, give them your delivery requirements and restrictions. Establish a mutually agreeable time and place for delivery. Best practices include receiving at least 24-hours advance notice.
  • AzCHER and AzHHA are facilitating non-professional/non-clinical volunteers, and are not responsible for any credentialing or background checks. AzCHER and AzHHA do not examine or evaluate either potential donors or potential in-kind donations.
  • Each healthcare recipient should apply its own credentialing or vetting procedures before accepting any in-kind donation from any donor.
  • Each healthcare recipient must evaluate whether the items meet the recipient’s requirements and policies (items, sizes, packaging, etc.), for confirming that the in-kind donations match what was promised, and for any examination or testing needed to confirm suitability for use in treating patients or residents.
  • The healthcare recipient is responsible for acknowledgment to the donor. Total non-cash contributions valued at more than $500 require the filing of IRS Form 8283, Non-Cash Charitable Contributions. Total non-cash contributions valued at more than $5,000 require the donor to obtain a qualified written appraisal.
  • Both donors and healthcare recipients must notify AzCHER of an accepted and delivered donation, to ensure integrity of the Resource Request Log.