INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, March 27, 2020) – Indy Eleven and its Official Merchandise Partner, The Shop Indy, today released a special “Eleven Cares” tee-shirt, proceeds from which will benefit Community Health Network Foundation’s Lisa Borinstein Caregiver Assistance Fund.
This limited-edition Eleven Cares shirt is now available online for $25 at shop.indyeleven.com.
“When Community Health Network continued their partnership with Indy Eleven last fall as our jersey-back partner, our motto was, ‘We have each other’s back,’” said Larry Linde, Indy Eleven Senior Director of Partnerships & Broadcasting. “Now we urge the Indy Eleven family to act in that spirit and rally together with us and The Shop Indy on behalf of Community Health Network employees who are on the front lines of this crisis.”
The Lisa Borinstein Caregiver Assistance Fund offers financial assistance to Community caregivers – including physicians, nurses, technicians, environmental services providers, security team members and more – who are facing sudden and severe hardship and can be used to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses, food and transportation, post-trauma family support and more.
In addition to giving to the Borinstein Fund via purchase of the Eleven Cares Indy tee-shirt, the public can also donate directly by clicking here. Members of the community may also designate gifts to “Greatest Caregiver Needs,” which will help provide onsite meals for Community care teams.
Community Health Network also encourages the public to participate in its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) drive, which is accepting in-kind donations of manufactured PPE items including gloves, gowns, aprons, masks, respirators, face shields, wipes and other antibacterial products.
The PPE Donation team overseeing the process also is accepting handmade PPE including masks (click here for instructions), gloves, aprons and gowns. The recommended pattern and material requirements, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, are available online at eCommunity.com/givePPE.
“The gracious outpouring from the public to donate or manufacture PPE is truly heartfelt,” said Community Health Network Vice President of Business Development Wendy Horn. “During critical times, it’s reassuring to know we have partners in the community who are willing to help in supporting our mission of putting patients first. To ensure our patients get the best care and our caregivers are fully protected, more must be done.”
Businesses or individuals wishing to donate in-kind PPE are encouraged to call 317.355.5599 or to email givePPE@eCommunity.com. A member of the Network’s PPE Donation team will follow up with donors to provide logistical details.