SHIELDS AGAINST COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to get worse, and the protective supplies for the doctors, healthcare providers, and essential workers are in shortage. We launched the project Shield Against COVID-19 on March 27 to utilize our own 3D printers (we have eight of them) to print face shield frames. A GoFundMe campaign was also launched in order to purchase to cover the materials and shipping cost. Our GoFundMe went wild with many supporters, and our shield production also became significantly larger than initially planned. You can donate to this cause here and contribute to the fight against COVID-19 today. 

 

Project Milestones

  • 3/27- Project initiated with a goal to make 100 shields 

  • 3/28- Launched GoFundMe campaign. 

  • 3/30- Fundraised $1250 in two days.

  • 4/01- Delivered the first 25 shields to UCSD, Sharp, Tri-City Medical Center, and Kaiser. 

  • 4/03- Launched online course How to 3D Print Face Shield

  • 4/04- Fund-raised $2580 in one week.

  • 4/05- Delivered a total of 359 shields for the first week.

  • 4/11- Completed Phase 1 project and delivered a total of 688 shields.

  • 4/12- Launched Phase 2 project 

  • 4/18- Delivered 685 shields in one week! Completed Phase 2 one week ahead of schedule.

  • 4/19- In a short three weeks, we raised a total of $4635 and delivered 1365 shields. 

  • 4/20- Received $2000 of funding from ACCEF and launched the Phase 3 project.

  • 4/27- Delivered 643 3D printed face shields and one-time use face shields in one week. Most of the face shields were mailed to New York.

  • 5/3- Produced 1000 one-time use face shields in one week. This Phase 4 project was mainly funded through ACCEF and GoFundMe (reached $4806). 600 face shields shipped to a low income hospital in New York by ACCEF, 300 shields shipped to Tijuana Mexico, and the remaining 100 delivered to local nursing home.

  • 5/3- We hosted a boba team drive through party to appreciate team members, friends and families that have helped us to make a total of 3017 face shields in five week.  

 

Delivered Hospitals and Clinics (>70 in the Nation and Mexico)

  • Palomar Health Medical Center, San Diego

  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, San Diego

  • Kaiser Permanente, San Diego

  • SUNY Downstate, NY

  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York

  • Ronal Reagan UCLA Medical Center, New York

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego,

  • US San Diego Medical Center

  • Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

  • Hartford Hospital, CT

  • Alvarado Hospital, San Diego

  • LA Ambulance Care Network, Los Angeles 

  • Rochester General Hospital, New York

  • NYC Jacobi hospital, New York

  • Penn State Health

  • Coney Island Hospital

  • Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Hospital

  • Morristown Medical Center, NY

  • Columbia and Cornell hospitals, NY

  • Many others 

We Sincerely Thank You for Your Donations and Support

  • 89 donors from GoFundMe Campaign

  • 3D Systems for donating 300 medical graded frames

  • Torrey Hill Technology for donating two 3D printers

  • Os?? for donating PETG film

  • ACCEF for funding Phase 3 & Phase 4 material costs

  • San Diego FOX 5 and NBC 7 for reporting our story 

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The best way to contribute to this monumental task is to make your own face shields and masks and donate them to local hospitals. Check out our page on how to 3D print face shields right here and watch our video tutorials down below.