Help us reach our goal of delivering 30,000 face shields to MI Nurses, EMS, Fire and Police in 30 days.
The Idea Lab at Baldwin Public Library has joined forces with local manufacturers to provide frontline workers with reusable face shields. When treating patients who are coughing and sneezing, these shields are essential in reducing COVID transmission. A donation of $10 can provide 4 reusable face shields to first responders serving our community. Any donation made to this page will help us to cover the cost of supplies and logistics required to deliver face shields to healthcare staff.
Our mission is to provide 30,000 shields in the next 30 days - Please help us meet our goal!
This effort was started by volunteers, medical professionals, and Baldwin Public Library Idea Lab workers who took it upon themselves to 3D print face shields–on their own–in the face of the COVID crisis. In order to increase the number of shields we can provide, these companies have stepped up to donate their facilities, equipment and materials:
Trotec Laser in Plymouth and Tangico in Pontiac have donated their time to assist in laser cutting shields.
Aries 3D, LLC. has aided in the 3D printing of the shields.
PolyFlex Products is donating a new injection mold within one week to help increase production of shields from 100 per day to 2500 per day. JP Industrial Products and Quest Industries helped to produce the mold in one week.
Major Polymers Distribution, Inc. is donating raw material for the headbands.
Bastian Solutions, Novi, MI is donating a robot to assist with production of the headbands and reduce the human interface with the parts during production.
Downriver Plastics, Canton, MI is producing the shields.
ZipCo Express, LLC., Livonia, MI is donating and discounting deliveries.
So far, we have donated face shields to local Detroit hospitals including DMC, Detroit VA, Garden City Hospital, Genesys, McLaren Flint, McLaren Oakland Hospital, Birmingham Fire and several nursing homes.
If you are a first responder in need of a face shield, please submit a request with your information here: https://forms.gle/Siy5DkV5oYcSsGRg7
Learn more about the face shields and the volunteers involved here:
Learn more about the Idea Lab at Baldwin Public Library here: