Afya’s impact during Covid-19

Afya is delivering personal protective equipment to healthcare workers in our community, across the country, and around the world, with a special focus on healthcare systems supporting vulnerable populations.

Masks delivered

Shipments made

Individual pieces of PPE delivered

Pounds of PPE delivered

Healthcare facilities receiving shipments in the tri-state area

Countries receiving shipments

Afya has delivered PPE and Vitally Needed Supplies to:

Hospitals

  • BronxCare Health System
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
  • East Orange General Hospital
  • Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center
  • Four Winds Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Health Alliance Hospital
  • Jamaica Queens Medical Hospital
  • John There Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC)
  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • Maimonides Hospital Emergency Department
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Montefiore Nyack Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Cardiology
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai West
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center
  • NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center
  • Northwell Hospital
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
  • NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital
  • Stony Brook Medicine
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center
  • Westchester Medical Center

    Emergency Response Teams

    • Ardsley-Secor Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    • Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    • Fairview Fire Department, White Plains, NY
    • Greenburgh Emergency Medical Services
    • Greenville Rescue Squad Inc.
    • Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department
    • Irvington Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    • Nassau County Police Department
    • Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps
    • Verplanck Fire Department
    • Yonkers Fire Department

    Federally Qualified Health Centers

    • Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
    • Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc.
    • Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center
    • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    • Community Healthcare Network of NYC
    • Harlem United
    • HealthCare Choices NY, Inc
    • Housing Works Community Healthcare
    • Hudson River HealthCare Inc.
    • Long Island FQHC, Inc.
    • Open Door Family Medical Center
    • Settlement Health
    • Stevenson Family Health Center
    • Susan’s Place Health Center – Care for the Homeless
    • Sutphin Health Center
    • Urban Health Plan
    • VIP Community Services

    Community Agencies

    • Adult Care Center at Sunset Lake
    • African Refuge Association
    • American Heart Association
    • Andrus on Hudson Nursing Home
    • Assisted Living – Ambassador of Scarsdale
    • Boro Park YM-YWHA
    • Bronx House
    • Bronx Jewish Community Council
    • Cabrini of Westchester Nursing Home
    • Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center
    • Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
    • Coptic Orthodox Churchs in Queens
    • Council of Peoples Organization
    • Covenant House
    • Dialysis Clinic, Inc – Narrows Kidney Center
    • Dialysis Clinic, Inc – Stony Brook
    • Dialysis Clinic, Inc – Yorktown Heights
    • Diaspora Community Services
    • Dobbs Ferry Midwives
    • Dorot
    • Hebrew Educational Society
    • Hebrew Free Burial Association
    • HSMF Women’s Care
    • J&K Healthcare Services
    • Jawonio
    • Jewish Association of Services for the Aged
    • Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
    • Jewish Child Care Association New York
    • Jewish Community Council of Canarsie
    • Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
    • Jewish Community Council of Staten Island
    • Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights
    • Kings Bay Y
    • LI Nursing Home
    • Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
    • Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Met Council
    • Metro DDSO
    • Metro Doula Group COVID Response Team
    • Miami Federation
    • Mixteca Organization
    • MJHS Health System
    • Montefiore Home Health Agency
    • Mosholu-Montefiore Community Center
    • Moto-Medx Event Medical Services
    • Mount Vernon City Hall
    • New Day Home Care, Inc.
    • New York Common Pantry
    • New York State Nurses Association
    • New York State Veteran’s Home at Montrose
    • OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services
    • One Accord Christian Church
    • Orthodox Jewish Nurses Organization
    • Oznam Hall of Queens Nursing Home
    • Pioneer Home Care
    • Plaza Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
    • Queens Center for Progress
    • Riverdale YM/YWHA
    • San Andres Church Food Pantry
    • Selfhelp Community Services
    • Shorefront Jewish Community Council
    • Split Rock Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
    • Sprain Brook Manor Nursing Home
    • St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Home
    • Tiegerman
    • The Door Adolescent Health Center
    • UJA Federation of New York
    • United Cerebral Palsy Queens
    • United Preschool/ CPW
    • Urban Pathways
    • Wart Burg Nursing Home
    • Westchester Center for Independent and Assisted Living
    • Westchester Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing
    • Westchester Jewish Community Services
    • YAI Hudson Valley 
    • YM & YWHA of Washington Heights
    • YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester

    This Giving Tuesday, read about how volunteers have been giving their time at Afya during the last few weeks and how altruism positively impacts communities and mental health during this difficult time.


    "Social Isolation, Together" comes from two Occupational Therapy students at @dominicancollege Occupational Therapy Program, Euka Beloria and Carissa Martinez-Cabral.


    Programs like this run at Afya with the generous support of our donors. Please consider donating after reading this great blog post!



    #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #Intern #OccupationalTherapy #Yonkers #CareerGoals #Career #OT #GivingTuesday
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    Our warehouse is especially busy today! Volunteers and staff are working hard to get as much protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers as possible! •

    We want to celebrate Afya’s incredibly dedicated volunteers and staff! Comment below to thank them for working through these difficult times and delivering vital equipment to healthcare workers in need!!



    #AfyaFoundation #AfyaInAction #HealthcareHeroes #HealthcareWorkers #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NewYork #NewYorkTough #masks #Masks4All #PPE #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StayHome #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether
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    Here is another blog post from one of our very own community members, Jessica. She is serving as an Occupational Therapist Intern at Afya.


    She says, “I was only sure of one thing when I was searching for a career; helping people realize their full potential is what felt gratifying for me. The question was, which career would fulfill that feeling? Occupational Therapy. “


    “At Afya, I implement interventions that help facilitate my clients participation in volunteering. As the founder of Afya, Danielle, says, “You need to get to the underbelly of it all.” That is what OT embodies – understanding what is impeding someone from meaningful engagement and providing the tools they need.”


    Check out the whole blog on our website.



    #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #Intern #OccupationalTherapy #Yonkers #CareerGoals #Career #OT
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    Our warehouse team is a dream! These folks come into the warehouse every day to sort and deliver PPE to healthcare facilities in need. •

    Thank you so much to our gorgeous team and all essential workers -- you keep us healthy, safe, and running.



    #AfyaFoundation #AfyaInAction #Healthcare #Coronavirus #COVID19 #HealthcareHeroes #GlobalHealth #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StayHome #NewYorkTough #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #ThankEssentialWorkers #EssentialWorkers
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    Happy Friday, Afya family! This week, our #HumansofAfya is Andrew, a dedicated staff member of 9 months.


    His daily duties consist of pick-ups and drop-offs on the delivery truck. His favorite part of the job is knowing that all of his hard work is directly affecting millions of people across the world.



    #HumansofAfya #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #NewYorkTough #PPE #Worldhealth #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #Yonkers
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    Afya donated PPE kits to the Metro Doula Group (MDG) COVID Response Team who distributed them to birthing people and partners who would otherwise not have access to protective gear. The mama, Joenesha, is with her twins wearing a surgical mask donated by Afya!


    Afya is honored to support people giving birth, protecting babies and families, and serving our community in healthcare settings. •


    #AfyaInAction #AfyaFoundation #HealthcareHeroes #HealthcareWorkers #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NewYork #NewYorkTough #masks #Masks4All #PPE #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StayHome #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether
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    Our Occupational Therapy student interns are very special to Afya! They help all our volunteers learn the operational procedures, work together, and have fun! Read this blog from one of our OT students this summer, Wesley Sanon.


    He says "Afya is comparable to playing a team sport because everybody in the building is working towards the same common goal. As an occupational therapist, I will be working with other medical professionals as part of an interdisciplinary team. We will also all have the same common goal of helping the client to achieve their goals and increase their quality of life."


    Read more on our blog!



    #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #Intern #OccupationalTherapy #Yonkers #CareerGoals #Career #OT
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    Happy Birthday to our magnificent founder and leader, Danielle Butin! Danielle exudes positivity, strength, and compassion. She teaches us to act thoughtfully and immediately, to find possibilities everywhere, and to spread joy and love wherever we go. Thank you for your wisdom, creativity, and leadership, Danielle!



    #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #Healthcare #GlobalHealth
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    Afya has delivered PPE to many nursing homes who are desperate to keep their elders safe and healthy. •

    This delivery went to the Cabrini Nursing Home. The nurses said they had never had PPE like this before! Afya’s work is protecting the lives of elders and nurses!!



    #AfyaInAction #AfyaFoundation #HealthcareHeroes #HealthcareWorkers #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NewYork #NewYorkTough #masks #Masks4All #PPE #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StayHome #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether
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    We are so proud of all the people that help Afya make an impact worldwide, and we want to share their stories!


    Starting now, we will be sharing a blog post from a different volunteer, intern, or other Afya community member every Tuesday!


    Today, learn about one of our Occupational Therapy Student Interns, Luz! Check out our blog on the website.



    #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #PPE #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #occupationaltherapy #volunteer #internship
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    Happy Friday and Happy Rosh Hashanah to our Afya community! We are celebrating today with our Number 1 Human of Afya, Danielle Butin! Danielle founded the Afya Foundation in 2007 to support healthcare workers with needed medical supplies around the world.


    Danielle spreads positivity everywhere she goes! You know Danielle is walking into the warehouse from her laugh alone. She sees the potential in every person. Danielle motivates everyone around her to use their own strengths to make a difference in the world.


    This Rosh Hashanah, Danielle has a message for the Afya community. She says, “Every day we are greeted with an opportunity to create a new. This truth sits with each of us. Rosh Hashanah reminds us of our ability to bring the best of our lives and compassion to others. To create a new, every single day.”


    Thank you, Danielle, for all your love, passion, direction, and action. Please join us by sharing your appreciation for Danielle in the comments!!



    #HumansofAfya #AfyainAction #AfyaFoundation #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Masks #Masks4All #NewYorkTough #PPE #Worldhealth #Healthcare #GlobalHealth #Yonkers #RoshHashanah #JewishNewYear #NewYear5781
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    We delivered PPE to NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia yesterday! We love seeing folks smile when we give them what they need! •


    #AfyaInAction #AfyaFoundation #HealthcareHeroes #HealthcareWorkers #Coronavirus #COVID19 #NewYork #NewYorkTough #masks #Masks4All #PPE #GetUsPPE #GetMePPE #StayHome #StopTheSpread #SlowTheSpread #StrongerTogether
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