Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Can your business donate, make, or sell PPE?

Under the leadership of Erin Guthrie, Director, the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recognizes the tremendous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having, not only on businesses, but our communities and families as well. Not surprisingly, during this challenge Illinoisans are stepping up and pulling together. Many businesses and organizations have already reached out to DCEO to offer support, donations and assistance in any way they can. Their contributions are much appreciated by us all.


DCEO is asking for your support on their DCEO website in providing our hospitals, Illinois doctors and first responders that are in desperate need of items. For donations of personal protective equipment, please email:


All donated items should be in the manufacture's original packaging and unopened. When emailing items available for donation to it is essential to list the items’ current location and exact quantity in an “each” type standard as opposed to boxes/pallet, etc. We will then be in touch about the next logistical steps. Please note that if you have smaller quantities of these items, you may redirect or donate to your nearby police, fire, and ambulance services in order to minimize your travel and other logistical steps with your donation.

For non-PPE items, tangible or financial please email:

“Make”: Manufacturers who are ramping up or altering their operations to provide more essential items should contact the Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) at:

“Sell”: Wholesalers, suppliers, or manufacturers that already have items on hand to sell or will in the future, should contact:

The following items are in greatest need:

  • Masks: N-95, ear loop, procedural, or surgical

  • Gloves: Nitrile, sterile, or surgical

  • Gowns (impermeable)

  • Eye Protection: Face shields and goggles

  • Infection Control Kits

  • Hand Sanitizer: Any size

  • Disinfectant Wipes: Any size

  • Sanitizing wipes

  • Purple-top wipes

  • Hand sanitizers

  • Digital thermometers (forehead only) 

  • PAPR hoods

  • Ventilators – LTV1200 Vyaire/ReVel Carefusion or BiPAP v60 Phillips Respironics

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Our SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Wesleyan University, the City of Bloomington, and the Town of Normal. 

Small Busness Administration
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economc Opportunity
City of Bloomington, IL
Town of Normal, IL