518 Powerup: Donate Used Or New Chargers To Capital Region Hospitals

Thanks to all our community donations our initiative resulted in a more permanent solution with the purchase of charging stations for Albany Med. It's amazing what a community can accomplish when we work together

About 518 Powerup

Hospital patients in the Capital Region have an urgent need for phone chargers. Due to COVID restrictions, these accessories are in very short supply and high demand. Let's fix this problem!

What We Need

No longer accepted donations

Donated Chargers
Our Donation Goal

Featured on the News

Thank you Spectrum for featuring us on your show. The exposure resulted in many charger donations to our local hospitals and many more opportunities working with local volunteers.

Thank you News10 for featuring us on your show. The exposure resulted in many charger donations to our local hospitals and many more dropbox locations sites.

Albany Med

First off, thank you SO much for your very thoughtful (and so needed!) donation to Albany Med and so many other organizations around the Capital District!  Your efforts are making such a difference in the lives of our patients, families and staff alike!  I am just so thankful to live in such a generous community. During these very difficult times, it’s donations like this one that truly helps our patient experience, so thank you! – Rob Saba

Saratoga Hospital

“Our patients love them! On so many different levels, they have been challenged by the impact of COVID-19. Community support to provide help and relief has been wonderful. The phone charger donations helped solve an unexpected challenge for patients and families, being able to stay connected.”- Ann Marie Cross, the Administrative Director for Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Saratoga Hospital

The Story

518 Powerup came about after seeing posts from a few Capital Region nurses working in trauma units. They expressed how within the trauma unit there is a desperate need for extra chargers. Due to COVID restrictions, visitors are not allowed to bring in any personal items.

Oftentimes, our cell phones are the only way we can keep in touch with loved ones. A small gesture such as donating a charger can make a huge difference to someone needing to connect to their family and friends. This need inspired my husband and I to create 518 Powerup by using our skills, marketing and web development, to be of service to the community.