Gloucester Education Foundation has organized an effort to manufacture 100 face shields a day using 3-D printers at Gloucester High School and O’Maley Innovation Middle School. We provide these shields for free to anyone in need, to protect front line and essential business workers against the coronavirus.
This is a community project. Our wonderful teachers are working around the clock to produce the shields, even teaching their online classes from the labs!
Local volunteers are pitching in too to help assemble and deliver the shields. Senator Bruce Tarr's office is helping us to locate scarce and much-needed materials, and the City of Gloucester is helping connect us to groups in need.
As of May 13th, we have made and distributed 1,543 shields and counting.
We receive daily requests from hospitals, local businesses, nursing homes, and families fighting the virus in their own homes.
We need your help to keep our 3-D printers running and purchase supplies so that we can give protective face shields to all who need them!
Shields have already been distributed to
Addison Gilbert Hospital
Bayview Post office
Blackburn Primary Care
Essex Board of Health
Gloucester Police Department
Metrowest Medical Center
New England Center for the Deaf
Seacoast Nursing Home
Seasons of Danvers
The Open Door