CARING FOR CAREGIVERS

In this time of need, our entire St. Francis team has rallied around a single goal: to provide the best health care possible in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

At the same time, we have seen how our communities are eager to rally around us. You’ve made it loud and clear: We’re all in this together. We are grateful and overwhelmed by your support. Thank you.

You’ve asked for more ways to help. The role of front line caregivers and all those who make our essential services possible has never been more crucial. We all want to keep our critical team members in their roles, doing what they do best. We’ve created a new Caring for Caregivers fund to provide immediate financial support for our employees who experience financial challenges during this crisis.

“My family and I want to sincerely thank you for your generosity. You have helped make our stress a little lighter. Thank you!”
~ A St. Francis caregiver

GIVE TODAY!
CaringforCaregivers-Support

Show your support!

Thank you spreading positivity to our caregivers.

Your kind words keep us going. Thank you. Download and print our coloring pages to decorate and display on your home’s front window. Encourage neighbors and friends to do the same. Then post your artwork on social media with the #caring4caregivers hashtag and we’ll share on our social channels. You can also share messages of appreciation for caregivers on social media – tag your photos, signs, magnets or coloring pages with #caring4caregivers.

Show your support with yard signs and magnets

Show your St. Francis support! Purchase #STFstrong vehicle magnets or yard signs today! Shipping is included and net proceeds benefit St. Francis’ and the Saints Foundation’s Caring for Caregivers fund to benefit staff who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. A limited quantity of each will be available until they run out! Click here to view the #STFstrong store (open with Google Chrome).

Display a St. Francis Facebook profile photo frame

We are #STFstrong! Add a Facebook profile frame to show your St. Francis pride and support! You can find the frame here, or by searching “STFstrong” in the Facebook profile frames section. For instructions on how to set a Facebook profile picture frame, click here.

Donation of funds for employee well-being

Our staff are working hard, long hours to keep our community safe and healthy. If you’d like to donate funds to help purchase healthy snacks for our caregivers, please email saintsfoundation@allina.com, and our employee wellness coordinator will connect with you.

Wear your mask and continue social distancing

It means a lot to our staff when we see people in the community wearing masks and following Minnesota’s mask mandate and COVID-prevention guidelines like social distancing. Following these guidelines helps keep our community healthy and helps protect our healthcare workers. This also helps ensure that there is capacity in the hospital to treat those who are most in need.

Donate food

Thank you for your interest in donating food to St. Francis staff members. We’ve heard from many of you and appreciate your generosity during this challenging time.

Individual donors

We are unable to accept homemade food or beverage donations at this time. All food or beverage donations must be provided by professional teams certified in handling food commercially (restaurants/cafes) or be store bought.

We strongly encourage donations to your local food shelf. With local food drives cancelled and an increase in people needing food support, food shelves are feeling the pressure to serve more people with less. A donation of food to your local food shelf could feed your neighbors, families and children when they need it most. Find a place to donate food at hungersolutions.org.

Food service businesses

Please review the guidelines below. Companies that can meet these guidelines should complete the food donation form below to coordinate with our staff for approval and delivery.

Food guidelines

  • All food must be wrapped for individual consumption. We cannot accept food in packaging that must be shared.
  • Food must be prepared by professional teams certified in handling food commercially. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept meals from individuals who do not meet this criteria.
  • Donations should accommodate 50 or more people.

Delivery guidelines

  • Deliveries must be scheduled in advance to ensure it is received and delivered appropriately.
  • To protect the health of everyone involved, St. Francis has implemented a no visitors policies inside our healthcare facility at this time. If a vendor wishes to invite members of the media to cover their donation, please connect with St. Francis media relations ahead of time to discuss this request.

Thank you for helping us keep our staff members, patients and community members healthy by accommodating our requests for safe donations.

Please fill out the food donation form, if you are interested in donating food to St. Francis staff members.
Note: Please choose St. Francis as the drop-off location

Donate blood

There continues to be a blood shortage across the nation and state and our blood donation partners are asking people to donate.

There continues to be a blood shortage across the nation and state and our blood donation partners are asking people to donate. See the American Red Cross  blood drives and Memorial Blood Center  for locations where you can safely donate blood.

The American Red Cross has established a Rapid Pass to allow individuals to pre-register.

Thank you for Caring for Caregivers

We’re all in this together. We are grateful and overwhelmed by your support.

If you’d like to share a message of thanks, tag your photos with #caring4caregivers