We have made our first donation to Big Blue Bus and are planning on delivering masks to the other transit agencies next week. Follow along with us on instagram @itsca_ypg!
HUGE THANK YOU to all of our donors. You made this possible!!!
Thank you all for your generous donations. We now have Beach Cities Transit on board to receive masks as well!
We are now LOWERING our fundraising goal because we received 2,000 FREE masks from Reformation clothing company. We were also able to purchase some masks at a lower rate than $5 a mask (woohoo!!).
We are so close - please keep sharing this campaign!
Mass transit drivers and maintenance workers are doing the essential work of moving our cities, even while stay-at-home orders are in place. Like many others, transit operators are still facing a shortage in PPE.
Help us donate 3,590 masks to local transit operators!
Intelligent Transportation Society of California, Young Professionals Group (ITSCA YPG) is a non-profit volunteer organization that regularly holds educational and networking events. The Orange County and Los Angeles chapters are working together to send masks to local transit agencies. Due to COVID-19, we have halted our activities and want to use our energy to give back to the community.
We need your help to give back to transit workers! Your contributions will purchase sturdy, washable, and reusable cloth masks for our transit front-line.
We are taking mask donations and monetary contributions. We have reached out to several area transit operators and are donating the 3,500 masks to LA Metro, OCTA, and Big Blue Bus. The total amount we need to raise is $17,500 if each mask costs $5! Any amount helps.
This campaign is evolving daily – we are still working with many other transit agencies statewide and will update the campaign as their needs come in. We are partnering with local mask producers to produce reusable cloth masks.
Please contact Shrota Sharma at email@example.com if you are a producer that can produce high quality, reusable cloth masks that are up to CDC standards. You can also contact us if you are interested in donating masks or if your company would like to provide a sponsorship-level contribution!