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

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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
Cynthia Patton
Deserie Chavez
Stephen Umstead
San Gabriel Hope Lions Club
Yendi Rosas
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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

Eddie Tribiana
Ingallina's Box Lunch LA
Anthony Camerino
Bob & Janet Tranquada
Masks for mankind

Masks for Mankind was created by LEARN to raise money & purchase PPE for our hospital—thank you!

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Figgers Foundation
Thank you Freddie Figgers for keeping our staff safe with gloves, face shields, and N95 masks
Elizabethy Fahey
Jake Konner
Monica Hewes
Elizabeth Salud
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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!

The Wade Family
Harold & Belle's
Wells Fargo & Big Sunday
Voss Water
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
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Good Hope Medical Foundation for your generous gift of $75,000
Plexis Services

Local business Plexis Services showed their appreciation for our staff with PPE and letters of thanks

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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

Jean Gitlin
Todd Hawkins
Denny's Restaurant #9353
Vinco Vinco Realty Group
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

Pardis Zomorodi
Vanessa Chavez
Margo Peck
Kristy Q
Brenda Fernandez
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Thank you Hearst Foundation for your generosity
Carly Lawrence, Salima Mangalji & friends
Sandi Krul
Lisa K Minich
Omolola Cole
Healy Sportswear

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

Linda Gorov

A gift of 2,500 N95 masks from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro kept our front line safe

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Hank & Dionne

We appreciate our Advocates—thank you Hank & Dionne for giving generously to the Emergency Fund

Dulan's on crenshaw

Dulan's on Crenshaw partnered with Dine 11 to donate over 600 meals—thank you!

International Medical Corps
Dr. Aliabadi & Dr. Towfigh
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Thank you
To CCF for making a gift on behalf of People Power Progress Fund
Hope United
Dime Nails
Melody Zarabi
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
David Schindler
Jim Powell
Eva McGhee
Medico-Professional Healthcare
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Thank you
to the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation for a gift of $25,000
Annamari Akers
Frances E Jemmott
Agile Testware
Joe Bucher
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N95 masks secured thanks to the leadership of Nina Revoyr

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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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!


Nick Weiss of Easy Breathe reached out to offer BiPap breathing machines—we gladly accepted!

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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!
Disney VoluntEars
La Canada High School
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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

Kim Baer
Carolyn Crystal
Shirley A Peppers
Andrea Schoor
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Weingart Foundation
We thank you for your generosity and commitment to South LA
Penny Amescua
Dale Schatz
Gene Hale
Kimberly Louie
Caitlyn Carradine
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Christine Huff
is cheering on our hospital from Oregon
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Latham & Watkins
Thank you for supporting our community from the very beginning
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Dr. Anthony Arredondo
Augustavia Haydel
Vicki Marmorstein
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Omolade Akpata
is supporting our hospital from Georgia
Walter Parkes
Donna K Daly
Barbara Paullin
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

Xiamen University

Xiamen University Alumni Association of Southern California donated 2,310 N95 masks to protect staff

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
Avra Beverly HIlls
Joel Torres
Joy Berenfield
Maria Pascual
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Thank you
to Manny Abascal for your leadership and dedication to South LA
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Generosity & heart

Thank you to Larry & Jane Rosen for standing with South LA

Bonnie Voland
Holly Ratafia
Arlen J Spiro
Bangin Buns
Lizzy McGroder
Lee kum kee

Lee Kum Kee partnered with Panda Cares to provide more than 500 meals to our staff

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Mary Giglio
is cheering on our hospital from New York
Biological Research Institute
Ann Owens
Nattan Hollander
Susie Comisar
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Your family’s generous gift of $250,000 leads others—thank you
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Travis Paulin
is supporting our hospital from Indiana

BAPS Charities showed their appreciation for our staff with gifts of PPE and snacks

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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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Bites and Bashes
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

Rev. Warner Traynham
Danielle Berrin
Unoma Aghazu
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
Hillcrest Country Club
Fred Monempour
Sushi Nabeeya
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Marc & Eva Stern
Thank you for your gift of $50,000!
Katherine Chan
Cytec Process Materials
John Karubian
Justin Lui
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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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!

Kogi BBQ Truck
The Serving Spoon
Rio's Pizza
Darrow's New Orleans Grill
Hawkin's House of Burgers
Watts Towers
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Mending Kids
reached out to lend a ventilator to our patients—thank you!
Donald Le
Ron Vance
Angel Ochoa
Samuel Gilkison
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Thank you
to John Fallon for supporting MLKCH nurses
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Staff member Rakeem Addison brought the Fraiche Food Truck to MLKCH to feed colleagues through his Dj RaRa Foundation

Principe Food

More than 1,000 sandwiches and meals from Principe Food USA helped to feed our staff

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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
Cambodian Community of Inland Empire
Deeana Robin
Bernards Construction
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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
Philippe Gabler
Luis Campos Ochoa
Chinitos Tacos
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True Zion Missionary Baptist Church partnered with Best Buy to give 200 phone chargers & keep patients connected to loved ones

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Stitchroom for gathering masks from around the country
Ladder LLC
Poppy + Rose
Eric Lydy
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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Helping hands

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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Youngnak Church of LA & Dr. Sarah Kim for donating 1,000 masks
Judith Sherman
Grocery Outlet Inc
Diane Rose
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 Vitality Hut for making delicious teas for our staff!

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Thank you Capital Group for donating 1,000 N95 masks to staff
Hint Water
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

Claudia Looney
Rebecca Urban
Trap Kitchen
Playa Provisions
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Kate Savage
is supporting our hospital from Massachusetts
Clif bar and company

Thank you to CLIF Bar & Company for donating bars and making sure our staff stayed energized

Oceanside Home Health Services, Inc
Donald G Caldwell
Robert A Wyman
Stephanie Yost
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Thanks, Guy!

We received a generous donation of 800 N95 masks from Guy Boulanger

DeAndre Jordan TreehouseGiving Foundation

The DeAndre Jordan TreehouseGiving Foundation fed our staff for 5 weeks with meals from Harold & Belle's

My Two Cents
Burrata House
Mariscos Las Palmas de Colima
Hotville Chicken
Enrique's Restaurant
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Our staff enjoyed 500 cups of ice cream from Re:THINK Ice Cream—thank you

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Roddy Ricch & Atlantic Records fed our entire staff with meals from Trap Kitchen—thank you!

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John Cras
is supporting our hospital from Missouri

We are so humbled by the dedication and bravery of these front line workers who are risking their lives to save ours.

Strike Oil
Canet Foundation and Kogi

The Canet Foundation fed our entire staff with 670 meals from Kogi BBQ Taco Truck

Veronica Johnson
Victor Marshand Webb
Payal Sidhu
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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
Havana Sandwich Shop
Cena Vegan
Donut Friend
Green Olive
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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Electronic Arts/DICE LA gave 520 meals to staff from HomeState

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N95 masks

ED nurse Amaris Bell reached out to Target, who provided 2800 N95 masks to MLKCH staff

Juice Crafters
Burger Shop LA
Golden Donut
Sun Pacific
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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Off their Plate donated over 1,000 meals to feed our staff—thank you!

Thyme Café + Local Kitchen
Courtney Wilk-Mandel
Sharon Stienstra
Alyssa Morang-Pavlock
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Emily McTiernan
is cheering on our hospital from Massachusetts
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Zendaya gave back to South LA with 520 meals for our staff from Serving Spoon

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Thank you

To Lily Collins for a $20,000 gift through Bethany Frankel's BSTRONG initiative

Andi Israel
Zachary Samuels
Toni Collins
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Jennifer Shaw
is cheering on our hospital from Texas
Michael Petaia
United Sikh Organization
Southern California Safety Institute
Ggiata Delicatessen
Cyrus Batchan
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Smart & Final donated 200 meals from Watts Coffee House

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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
Russell Westbrook
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Our Own
Florence Gan
Northgate Market

Northgate Market generously donated 60 meals to feed staff

Kyle Cannon
Abby Futherford
Gabriella Frederick
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
The h.Wood Group
Caviar Catering
Maritza Ramon-Roberts
Door Dash
Kellie Hawkins
Allison Jolly
Opportunities for Learning Charter High School
$1,000+ gifts
Medical supplies