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This fund raising campaign is a continuation of our efforts of the now closed GoFundMe campaign, where we raised $6.5k: https://www.gofundme.com/f/PA-covid19-makers-group.
Why are we starting a new campaign here on GiveButter?
“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