CCDS Community Supply Drive for COVID-19
CCDS Community Supply Drive for COVID-19

Dear Country Day Families,

As we continue to deal with the challenge of COVID-19, I take hope and heart reading the innumerable stories of people stepping up to help in ways both big and small. One such story involves two CCDS parents who have started a grass-roots effort to help amass needed supplies for our hospitals.

Today, I have been in contact with Dr. Nervane Domloj and Dr. Aparna Shah who reached out to tap into our community's caring nature to help gather desperately needed safety supplies. As they explained, the need is far outpacing supply, and health care workers and first responders, who are on the front lines fighting the outbreak, are putting themselves at great risk for our benefit.

To help, we are asking Country Day families involved in businesses that have access to necessary supplies (construction companies, dental and veterinary practices, salons, and the like) to consider donating any N95 masks, surgical masks, disposable gloves/gowns, safety goggles, etc. they can spare. This request also applies to any individuals who ordered these types of supplies and have extra. Visit the Hamilton County Emergency Management (HCEM) for a list of supplies needed.

You may drop them in front of the Upper School building marked "For Hamilton County Emergency Management," and we will deliver the materials to the collection site.

Or, you may take them directly to:

615 Elsinore Place

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Donations are accepted Mon-Fri, 10 am to 2 pm.

You may also contact Doug Witsken at HCEM (513-263-8013) with any questions about drop-offs.

Supply drop-offs will be conducted using CDC guidelines for safe distancing, and volunteers will collect items from your car. Also, please know this activity is considered acceptable under Governor DeWine's "stay at home" order.

We also encourage you to spread the word about this supply collection drive with anyone you know who might be able to support the cause (e.g., veterinarians, owners of hardware stores, restaurants, salons, etc.).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nervane Domloj (, Dr. Aparna Shah (, or Ashley Ward (

Thank you for your solidarity and support as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe.