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Chris Ross




Perednik Foundation

Team Members


$385 / 7 donors


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Chris's Story

I started working with the team from its inception.  The group has given me a purpose, direction and a lever by which I can affect real change during this pandemic when it is so easy to feel helpless.

Simply put, we are using our technical abilities (3D Design, 3D Printing and sewing) to protect those that are helping others.  Without these face shields, ear savers and face masks the doctors, nurses, support staff, and emergency services personnel  are unnecessarily exposing themselves to infection.  Without them doing their jobs effectively, the entire public it put at risk.

The poor planning and inaction from our "leadership" is clear.  It so easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated by those in power that do nothing.  I can not and will not sit by idly and let this pandemic wash over me - I choose to act and make things better.

Donations of any size help us.

Please help us help others.

As of 2010-06-05, I have personally printed, assembled, and delivered 

  • 1212 Face Shields
  • 539 "Ear Savers"

and used 16.5 Kilometers of 3D Printing Filament so far.

The Filament Pile:

My setup of 2x Prusa MK3S Printers:

Printer Metrics for both 3D Printers:

Perednik Foundation's Story

This fund raising campaign is a continuation of our efforts of the now closed GoFundMe campaign, where we raised $6.5k:  

Why are we starting a new campaign here on GiveButter?

  1. We've run into both technical and logistic limitations with the gofundme platform.  GiveButter has features we'll be able to leverage to help raise more awareness and funds moving forward.
  2. The Perednik Foundation has been formed as a 501c3 allowing us to mark your donations as charitable and be a tax credit.  With the non-profit in-place we now have the backend structure to support our efforts as we continue to grow. 
  3. With the non-profit formed we had to draw a delineation between before non-profit and after to help ensure accounting records are kept clean.
  4. We will have additional goals and projects we'll be working on moving forward in which the GiveButter platform allows us to create related campaigns under the umbrella of the Perednik Foundation.
  5. We will be asking for additional funds to help establish foundational things like: Insurance, shelving/storage supplies, book keeping, and additional materials we may need in the future.
  6. Since demand has slowed down and we have access to supplies, this was a good time to start on a new platform and focus on what the future needs may be given the warnings we've heard of a COVID19 resurgence in the fall.
  7. We have expanded beyond the medical community and are working with schools, voting organizations, and other non-profits where we need to have the proper back end structure to support them and provide free options vs the paid ones that exist.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. '” Mr. Rogers

 As a result of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), a group of residents has formed PA (formerly Phoenixville) COVID Makers to manufacture small batches of PPE that can be made available to critical organizations in need. 

100% of the funds are used to pay for the materials to make face shields and cloth masks.  The 3D printing, sewing, assembly, cleaning, packaging, and delivery is done by volunteers. Our shields are a combination of the headband design approved by European Union health organizations and the shield design was contributed by Dwayne Myers and Shai Perednik.

The group has now delivered over 17,335 3D printed face shields and 7,969 cloth masks!  The PPE has gone to dozens of facilities including police and fire companies, hospitals, senior centers, veterinary hospitals, rehab centers, and many others.

 For more information, photos and to place a request, visit our website at PPE for PA 

Google photos folder 

List of Where We Have Delivered

We are the helpers!  

Face shields in use at Einstein Medical in Norristown, PA

Face shield in use at Chester County Hospital

Face shield in use with West End Fire Company, Phoenixville, PA

Prepped shields and masks ready for delivery

Stack of 50 face shields

Face shields ready for delivery

Cloth masks are not a replacement for N95 masks but they are based on the pattern recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Our masks may or may not have elastic depending upon availability.

Example cloth face mask


Chris Ross received a new donation from Molly and Tim

1 day ago


Thank you!

Chris Ross received a new donation from Heuer Kimberly

3 days ago


Jeanne and Tom made a donation

1 week ago


Keep up the great work

Nathan Lowrie received a new donation from Anonymous

1 week ago

Shai Perednik received a new donation from Maureen Buckley

1 week ago


Shai Perednik received a new donation from Nevin Leiby

1 week ago


Anonymous made a donation

2 weeks ago


Thank you for keeping so many safe in our community. Its things like this that are really uplifting to see when times get rough!

SFabish made a donation

2 weeks ago


Thank you for your generosity and time. You are doing exactly what we all need to do, take care of each other as a community! With much gratitude.

Shai Perednik received a new donation from Tish's Sista from Another Mista ❤️

2 weeks ago


Shai Perednik received a new donation from Manny

2 weeks ago


Shai Perednik received a new donation from PASD Class of 1990

2 weeks ago


$30 for 30 years! Toward the campaign to mask 1200 current PASD students.

Shai Perednik received a new donation from Anonymous

2 weeks ago

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