Iowa Specialty Hospital

How to Help

We have been humbled and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from patients, community members, and businesses during this time.  Many of you continue to ask how you can help. Below are current requested items. Please check back often as we will continue to update our supply needs. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Handmade Masks & Gowns


If you wish to contribute handmade masks, please follow the guidelines provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).  We have included additional resources below that may be beneficial.  

IDPH Face Mask Guidelines

Face Mask Making Instruction Video

Face Mask Making Without Elastic Instructions


We are also accepting handmade gowns.  Please follow the guidelines provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  We have included additional links below for resources also provided by IDPH.

IDPH Gown Guidelines

Gown Making Pattern - Option 1

Gown Making Pattern - Option 2

To drop off donations, contact Kim Marker at 515-532-9301.  Please include the donor's name and contact information. 

Supply Donations

We are also collecting the following PPE (personal protective equipment) items:

  • N95 Disposable Face Masks
  • Protective Face Shields
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Non-Surgical and Surgical Gowns

Monetary Contributions

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mail a check to:

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion Foundation
1316 South Main Street
Clarion, IA 50525

Please designate that your contribution is for COVID-19 needs.

Blood Donations

Blood donations continue to be in high demand. For donation dates and locations, visit LifeServe.  Extra precautions have been established for donor safety.


Hearts For Healthcare

From housekeeping to physicians, from maintenance to dietary, from nutrition services to nursing – and all the departments in between, it takes a team when it comes to healthcare. Our team has been working diligently to continue to meet the needs of our patients during this time. They could use your encouragement.  “Hearts for Healthcare” is growing across social media. We’re asking you to help us celebrate our staff by joining the movement. Here’s all you have to do:

1. Get crafty with your own heart creation.
2. Display your heart creation proudly in one of your home windows.
3. Snap a photo of your heart masterpiece to share on Facebook.
4. Tag us (@IowaSpecialtyHospital) and use the hashtag #ISHHeartsForHealthcare. 

Thank you in advance for your love and support!


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