Donor Recognition Page COVID-19

A Community’s Generosity

We can’t do it alone. Our community—in South LA and throughout the country—rallied around us in our fight against COVID-19. From gifts to our Emergency Fund to donations of meals and masks for our staff, we saw generosity in all its shapes and forms. These are the names and stories of individuals and families, restaurants and companies, foundations and volunteers who stood with us and made a difference in South LA.

Gifts current as of 6/30/20

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$1,000+ gifts

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Donations

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Food

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These are the names and stories of a community that cares for one another

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$350,000
Bank of the West leads others with generosity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Across the country
From near and far, our supporters rallied around our hospital and patients

We know that this pandemic is spreading quickly. Moving quickly to get resources where they’re needed is essential.

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
GRoW @ Annenberg
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Cynthia Patton
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Deserie Chavez
Gifts
Stephen Umstead
Medical Supplies
San Gabriel Hope Lions Club
Medical Supplies
Yendi Rosas
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$100,000
Thank you Cedars-Sinai for your partnership and generous gift!
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Thank you
to the Holy Spirit Vietnamese Choir at St. Christopher Catholic Church for supporting us with donated PPE
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Eddie Tribiana
Food
Ingallina's Box Lunch LA
Food
Everytable
Medical Supplies
Anthony Camerino
Gifts
Bob & Janet Tranquada
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Figgers Foundation
Thank you Freddie Figgers for keeping our staff safe with gloves, face shields, and N95 masks
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Elizabethy Fahey
Gifts
Jake Konner
Gifts
Monica Hewes
Gifts
Elizabeth Salud
Food
Pacifique
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Support + Feed
Maggie Baird and daughter Billie Eilish delivered plant-based meals to our staff and made a special visit—thank you!
Gifts
The Wade Family
Food
Harold & Belle's
Food
Wells Fargo & Big Sunday
Food
Voss Water
Food
Snoop Dogg & Beyond Meat

I am not from a company. I'm just a regular person with unique experiences that give me motivation to fight the shortage of PPE, as it affects everyone. We're in this together!

Lina Vo & Duc Lam
Good Hope Medical Foundation
Thank you
Good Hope Medical Foundation for your generous gift of $75,000
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150 meals
Kevin Daly Architects partnered with Hotville Chicken and Castle Catering to feed our front line workers—thank you both!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thank You
Hooper, Lundy, & Bookman made a generous gift to our Emergency Fund in support of our front line workers
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Thanks, Tom!
Tom Safran, owner of local Gateway at Willowbrook affordable senior housing, gifts $10,000
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Jean Gitlin
Food
Todd Hawkins
Food
Denny's Restaurant #9353
Food
Vinco Vinco Realty Group
Food
Moms Club of Culver City & West LA
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Dine 11
Thank you for sponsoring meals to keep our staff going strong
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Yakult USA
Thank you for supporting our staff with a donation of 2,000 probiotic drinks
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Pardis Zomorodi
Gifts
Vanessa Chavez
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Margo Peck
Gifts
Kristy Q
Gifts
Brenda Fernandez
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Message from our CEO

An update on our hospital's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) from MLKCH CEO, Dr. Elaine Batchlor. 
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$500,000
Thank you Hearst Foundation for your generosity
Food
Carly Lawrence, Salima Mangalji & friends
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Sandi Krul
Gifts
Lisa K Minich
Gifts
Omolola Cole
Medical Supplies
Healy Sportswear

I'm doing this on my own from my kitchen table with money raised mostly from friends, neighbors, and strangers.

Linda Gorov
Feed-ERs
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Hank & Dionne
We appreciate our Advocates—thank you Hank & Dionne for giving generously to the Emergency Fund
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On the Front Lines of COVID-19 in South LA

Danica Riedlinger is an Emergency Department nurse putting her life on the line for a community she believes...
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International Medical Corps
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#Stitchusbacktogether
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Dr. Aliabadi & Dr. Towfigh
Medical Supplies
Tesla
Medical Supplies
Undesigned
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Thank you
To CCF for making a gift on behalf of People Power Progress Fund
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Hope United
Medical Supplies
Dime Nails
Medical Supplies
Melody Zarabi
Food
Bumble
Food
Wahoo's Fish Tacos

A history of inequitable health resources in South LA means there are even greater needs. CCF’s commitment is to ensuring that all Californians can access the healthcare they need. 

Ann Sewill
California Community Foundation
Advocates
David Schindler
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Anonymous
Gifts
Jim Powell
Gifts
Eva McGhee
Food
Medico-Professional Healthcare
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Thank you
to the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for a gift of $25,000
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Annamari Akers
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Anonymous
Gifts
Frances E Jemmott
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Agile Testware
Gifts
Joe Bucher
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50,000
N95 masks secured thanks to the leadership of Nina Revoyr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is truly heartwarming to know that Panda helped make a difference. There is certainly always time and space to care for one another.

Jocelyn Perez
Panda Restaurant Group
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Thanks, Mason!
For generously giving your birthday money to support patients and staff
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$25,000
Thank you California Endowment for standing strong with South LA
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3,500 masks
The BYD LA Office supported MLKCH by gifting 3,500 surgical mask—thank you!
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Thank you!
To Keenan Medical Group for your partnership and supporting our patients in South LA
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Thank you
To World Central Kitchen & partners for filling the hearts and stomachs of our staff!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anonymous
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Disney VoluntEars
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La Canada High School
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Anonymous
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Taking care
Students from Harvard Westlake gathered 300 bags of skin care products to help our staff who spend long hours in PPE
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Kim Baer
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Anonymous
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Carolyn Crystal
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Shirley A Peppers
Gifts
Andrea Schoor
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Weingart Foundation
We thank you for your generosity and commitment to South LA
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Penny Amescua
Gifts
Dale Schatz
Gifts
Gene Hale
Gifts
Kimberly Louie
Medical Supplies
Caitlyn Carradine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gifts from the community support hospital's response to COVID-19

Stunning and Unexpected Gifts from the Community

Bank of the West, Tesla, Target, celebrities, local school teachers, donut shops and others deliver “stunnin...
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Christine Huff
is cheering on our hospital from Oregon
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Dr. Erin Dizon and Dr. Maita Kuvhenguhwa

Infectious Disease Doctors Brace in South LA

Two infectious disease doctors prepare for a surge of patients with apprehension, fear—and hope. 
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Latham & Watkins
Thank you for supporting our community from the very beginning
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Original Tommy's
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Dr. Anthony Arredondo
Gifts
Augustavia Haydel
Gifts
Vicki Marmorstein
Gifts
Anonymous
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Omolade Akpata
is supporting our hospital from Georgia
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Walter Parkes
Gifts
Donna K Daly
Gifts
Anonymous
Advocates
Barbara Paullin
Gifts
Lorena Tron

I hope you all stay safe and healthy. Thank you for being on the front line in this battle against the virus.

Paul Miller
Shields for Safety
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350 meals
Thank you to the Tampico Foundation for keeping staff energized

We truly appreciate the efforts the MLK Community Hospital is making and the sacrifices the team members are making in their fight against COVID-19.

David Gardner
Onzie
Food
Avra Beverly HIlls
Food
Farfetch.com
Gifts
Joel Torres
Gifts
Joy Berenfield
Gifts
Maria Pascual
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Thank you
to Manny Abascal for your leadership and dedication to South LA
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Strange, Unpredictable, Deadly

The odds were stacked against patient James Simpson. But a dedicated team and high-quality care have been im...
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Generosity & heart
Thank you to Larry & Jane Rosen for standing with South LA
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Bonnie Voland
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Holly Ratafia
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Arlen J Spiro
Food
Bangin Buns
Food
Lizzy McGroder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mary Giglio
is cheering on our hospital from New York
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Biological Research Institute
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Ann Owens
Gifts
Nattan Hollander
Gifts
Susie Comisar
Medical Supplies
Steins3Designs
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Anonymous
Your family’s generous gift of $250,000 leads others—thank you
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Travis Paulin
is supporting our hospital from Indiana
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Thank you
To the Claremont Area Chapter of the Links, Inc. for joining our MLKCH family and supporting South LA
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IKEA store #162
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Kobunga
Food
Bites and Bashes
Food
Revolutionario
Food
Watts Coffee House
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Nurses and doctors, you guys are our heroes!

Lieu Hai Le
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Bruce & Toni
Thank you to the Corwin family for giving from the heart
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Rev. Warner Traynham
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Danielle Berrin
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Anonymous
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Unoma Aghazu
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Page Nazarian
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1,000 masks
Champion Power Equipment helped our staff stay protected with masks when we needed them most
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Brandon Dahl
is cheering on our hospital from Ohio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hillcrest Country Club
Food
Shopify
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Anonymous
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Fred Monempour
Food
Sushi Nabeeya
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Marc & Eva Stern
Thank you for your gift of $50,000!
Medical Supplies
Katherine Chan
Medical Supplies
Cytec Process Materials
Advocates
John Karubian
Gifts
Justin Lui
Gifts
Julianne F Reeder

We are deeply grateful for your dedication to keeping your community healthy through these challenging times, and we are honored to be able to help.

Vanessa DeBusk
Harbor Freight Tools
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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South Dakota
Debra Van Putten
is supporting our hospital from South Dakota
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Extra mile
Connie Smith gave to our Emergency Fund and donated PPE to keep our front line workers safe—thank you!
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Kogi BBQ Truck
Food
The Serving Spoon
Food
Rio's Pizza
Food
Darrow's New Orleans Grill
Food
Hawkin's House of Burgers
Watts Towers
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Mending Kids
reached out to lend a ventilator to our patients—thank you!
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Donald Le
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Ron Vance
Gifts
Anonymous
Gifts
Angel Ochoa
Gifts
Samuel Gilkison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thank you
to John Fallon for supporting MLKCH nurses
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Community
Staff member Rakeem Addison brought the Fraiche Food Truck to MLKCH to feed colleagues through his Dj RaRa Foundation
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RBB Architects
Thank you for giving generously to support our patients and staff
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Diane Olson
is supporting our hospital from Minnesota
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cambodian Community of Inland Empire
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Deeana Robin
Medical Supplies
Patagonia
Medical Supplies
Bernards Construction
Gifts
Anonymous
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Thank you
House of Joy Christian Church for donating PPE

We will forever be indebted to you, your team, and all those who are courageously and unselfishly battling this disease.

Eimee Deogracias
Operation Pac-Man
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Philippe Gabler
Gifts
Luis Campos Ochoa
Gifts
Anonymous
Food
Chinitos Tacos
Food
Starbucks
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Connected
True Zion Missionary Baptist Church partnered with Best Buy to give 200 phone chargers & keep patients connected to loved ones
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Thank you
Stitchroom for gathering masks from around the country
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Anonymous
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Ladder LLC
Food
Poppy + Rose
Gifts
Eric Lydy
Gifts
Kevin Mertz

We're sad we can't do more to help but stay home and donate supplies.

Sharon Tom
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Jeff Stuckey
is cheering on our hospital from Indiana
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Home Depot jumped into action and delivered water bottles, masks, and face shields to our staff at the very beginning of the pandemic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thank you
Youngnak Church of LA & Dr. Sarah Kim for donating 1,000 masks
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GRoW @ Annenberg & CCF Give to Seed COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Gifts from GRoW @ Annenberg and the California Community Foundation help launch emergency fund for COVID-19 ...
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Anonymous
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Judith Sherman
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Grocery Outlet Inc
Food
Diane Rose
Gifts
Wendy R Gladney
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400 meals
The International Society for Children with Cancer partnered with House of Kabob to feed our front line workers
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Thank you Capital Group for donating 1,000 N95 masks to staff
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Superhuman
Food
Yogurtland
Food
Hint Water
Food
Homestate
Food
Kim's Korner
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Thank you
Bob & Anna Girardi donated a large supply of PPE from their offices to support our front line staff
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Adrenaline Shoc
Thank you for providing energy drinks to our hardworking staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dr. Yelena Gelman
Rallied her community to give PPE and food to support her MLKCH colleagues
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Anonymous
Gifts
Claudia Looney
Gifts
Rebecca Urban
Food
Trap Kitchen
Food
Playa Provisions
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Kate Savage
is supporting our hospital from Massachusetts
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Oceanside Home Health Services, Inc
Gifts
Donald G Caldwell
Advocates
Robert A Wyman
Gifts
Anonymous
Gifts
Stephanie Yost
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Thanks, Guy!
We received a generous donation of 800 N95 masks from Guy Boulanger
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My Two Cents
Food
Burrata House
Food
Mariscos Las Palmas de Colima
Food
Hotville Chicken
Food
Enrique's Restaurant
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Sweet!
Our staff enjoyed 500 cups of ice cream from Re:THINK Ice Cream—thank you
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Thank you
To Arent Fox for a gift made on behalf of the CA Health Care Group led by Lowell Brown
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Barbara Caputo
is cheering on our hospital from New Jersey
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Keurig Dr. Pepper
Thank you for sending Keurig machines and K-pods to keep our staff caffeinated

Yusen Terminals and our employees are very happy that everyone enjoyed the food. This is the least we could do to honor all of you, our heroes on the front line.

Nyanya Diagne
Yusen Terminals
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Havana Sandwich Shop
Food
Cena Vegan
Food
Donut Friend
Food
Green Olive
Medical Supplies
DB Creativity
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Scrubs for staff
Thank you Barco Uniforms for giving 400 sets of scrubs
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Thank you
People’s Choice Beef Jerky made a gift of 300 bags of beef jerky
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Supporting South LA
Thank you AMC Networks for your generosity
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N95 masks
ED nurse Amaris Bell reached out to Target, who provided 2800 N95 masks to MLKCH staff
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Juice Crafters
Food
Burger Shop LA
Food
Golden Donut
Food
Sun Pacific
Medical Supplies
Westerlay Orchids

Giving is our civic duty. This is what being a healthcare professional is all about.

Natalie Harris-Singleton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Erin Arend & friends
Thank you for raising funds and partnering with World Central Kitchen to feed our front line staff!
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Face shields
The Los Angeles Public Library's Octavia Lab donated two rounds of face shields to our hospital—thank you!

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Thyme Café + Local Kitchen
Gifts
Courtney Wilk-Mandel
Gifts
Anonymous
Gifts
Sharon Stienstra
Gifts
Alyssa Morang-Pavlock
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Emily McTiernan
is cheering on our hospital from Massachusetts
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Thank you
To Lily Collins for a $20,000 gift through Bethany Frankel's BSTRONG initiative
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Andi Israel
Gifts
Anonymous
Gifts
Zachary Samuels
Gifts
Toni Collins
Food
Marmalade
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Jennifer Shaw
is cheering on our hospital from Texas
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Michael Petaia
Food
United Sikh Organization
Food
Southern California Safety Institute
Food
Ggiata Delicatessen
Food
Cyrus Batchan
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Special shoes
Thank you to Nike and Good360 for designing and distributing more than 700 pairs of shoes to our staff
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Thank you
To Michel Welmond and Laurence Fabre-Welmond for your generosity
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Lauren Smitelli
is cheering on our hospital from New York
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Russell Westbrook
Medical Supplies
via Clover
Medical Supplies
Our Own
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Anonymous
Gifts
Florence Gan
Food
Kyle Cannon
Gifts
Abby Futherford
Gifts
Anonymous
Gifts
Gabriella Frederick
Medical Supplies
Faithful Central Bible Church
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Stephanie Little
is supporting our hospital from Colorado
Innovative Skincare
Thank you for donating more than 1,000 hand sanitizer products to keep our staff safe
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The Nice Guy Italian Food
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The h.Wood Group
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Postmates
Medical Supplies
Manduka
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Caviar Catering
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Maritza Ramon-Roberts
Food
Door Dash
Medical Supplies
Kellie Hawkins
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Allison Jolly
Medical Supplies
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