Supporting Healthcare Workers

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As a show of appreciation for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations are offering their support to healthcare workers and first responders. Here, we will keep a running list of any promotions or initiatives we learn about, including Special Hotel Rates, Community Partners, and Organizations/Non-Profits, and Discounts. 

Need more information about food donations? Contact Nicole Peloquin in the Duke Development Office.

Special Hotel Rates

Local hotels are offering deeply discounted rates for healthcare workers who need to self-isolate after caring for COVID patients. Find a full list of discounts available to Duke Health staff here.

Community Partners

The following business are running special promotions and/or accepting donations that benefit Duke Health team members.

Cocoa Cinnamon
Accepting donations through the Health Care Personnel Contribution Program. Donations will be used to purchase coffee and baked goods for healthcare workers.

Durham Catering
Donate to help provide weekly meals to frontline healthcare workers in our community.

Enzo’s Pizzeria
You can donate pizza to Duke Health team members through the #pizza4providers campaign.

50% off for first responders and healthcare workers, curbside pickup available. Call to place order.

Makus Empanadas
Buy a dozen empanadas, get a dozen to donate for free.

Panda Express
10% off to hospital staff and first responders for the rest of 2020. See this video.

Pizza + Paletas
The Durham Bulls and US Foods have partnered with Locopops and Pie Pushers to donate food to healthcare workers.

Thrive Kitchen & Catering
This restaurant is using both donations and money made from deliveries to give free meals to healthcare workers. Contact to make a donation.

Organizations, Non-Profits, and Fundraisers

The following organizations are also coordinating donations to support healthcare workers.

Duke Health COVID-19 Response Fund
Support Duke Health by donating to the Greatest Need fund, the Care Support fund, or the Research Support fund.

North Carolina Healthcare Foundation
The Feeding the Soul: COVID-19 Healthcare Hero Response Fund is partnering with local restaurants to prepare food for frontline healthcare workers.


40% off for verified medical professionals, first responders, nurses and military members.

Buy a pair of shoes using the “healthcare bundle” option, and Allbirds will give a second pair of shoes to someone in the healthcare community.

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
$50 service voucher. Call 919.960.4769 and mention code “SV.50”.

Healthcare workers and first responders can get a 50 cents off per gallon discount on their next fuel purchase.

The meditation app is offering free access to healthcare workers through the end of 2020.

Special hotel rates for caregivers helping out the community.

20% off for medical professionals and first responders.

The North Face
50% off select items for healthcare workers.

Page Point Animal Hospital and Pet Resort (Durham, NC)
Offering special discounts for healthcare workers. See flyer.

Pet Sitting and Free Dog Walks
Email Kate Simon, an NC State Veterinary School student starting this fall.

50% off one pair of shoes for healthcare workers, teachers, and first responders.

Under Armour
40% off for active duty service members, veterans, first
responders, police, fire, healthcare workers, and teachers site-wide.

Vineyard Vines
50% off in-store and online for healthcare workers, starting 8/22.

Zenni Optical
15% off for first responders, military, and medical/nurse personnel.