300 Face Shields to Lakeridge COVID-19 Unit

Things have been busy at the Ontario PPE Collective, to say the least! The requests keep coming in, as does the gracious support of our community and volunteers.

Yesterday, we delivered 300 face shields to the COVID-19 unit at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa. Their staff were in desperate need of PPE — currently, Lakeridge has the highest number of intubated patients in the region. We were thrilled to be able to help these heroic individuals, and this delivery was a big milestone in our efforts. You can watch us deliver the PPE in the video below.

We’re in the process of preparing for more and more deliveries to front line health care workers. An important step towards this has been setting up our Intake and Sanitization Facility at the Hollingsworth Arena in Newmarket, with the help of John Taylor, the Mayor of Newmarket. This facility will streamline our process and allow us to efficiently and safely intake 3D-printed parts from our volunteers, sanitize them, and prepare them for our volunteer delivery drivers! 

None of this would be possible without our amazing team of volunteers. We’ve grown our volunteer network to nearly fifty 3D printers, as well as several support volunteers, but we are in need of more support! We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • 3-D Printing of PPE
  • Delivery Driving
  • Intake and Sanitization (at facility in Newmarket)
  • Volunteer Coordinator – If you have management experience and are interested in this position, please send an email to info@ontarioppe.com.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please click here to sign up. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about these roles, or how you can support our cause. 

To stay up to date with our progress, tune in to our social media channels! We’re excited to be sharing this journey with you and keeping you up to date with what’s going on at the Ontario PPE Collective.