The past few days have been really exciting for the Ontario PPE Collective team. We’ve visited quite a few facilities to donate more shields, and we’ve received some amazing feedback from the units we have delivered to. Getting positive feedback from health care workers is really critical to us. Hearing their experiences helps us optimize our printing and production, and it is really motivating to learn that our models are comfortable, and most importantly, keeping these frontline workers safe!
Since our last update, we’ve been able to make the following deliveries:
- 13 Shields to a Midwifery Practice in Vaughan
- 4 Shields to a Paramedic in Pickering
- 24 Shields to a Medical Clinic in Sharon
- 30 Shields to Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa
- 25 Shields to CHATS in Aurora
- 24 Shields to Markham Stouffville Hospital
- 20 Shields to Personal Support Workers in the Peel Region
This puts our current total at over 900 shields donated! We’re so happy to have been able to provide PPE to so many units in such a short time. This is all thanks to our incredible volunteers. We are so grateful to have our dedicated 3D printers, Intake & Sanitization facility volunteers, delivery drivers, and all of our support team to make this all happen!
We still have tons of requests to fulfill. So come join our team! We are seeking individuals to help in the following capacities.
- 3D Printing Volunteers — Register online here.
- Fundraising Coordinator — Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Driver Dispatch & Route Scheduling — Please email your resume to email@example.com
- Sanitization Facility Manager — Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
To keep pumping out more shields, we need more plastic and other materials. This is another area where we could use your support. Making a donation to our GoFundMe page would be a tremendous help in helping us protect our health care heroes. Every little bit counts!
We’re heading back to our Intake & Sanitization Facility later this afternoon with our team of spectacular volunteers to assemble some more PPE. Can’t wait to tell you where in our community these boxes end up!