Calling all Makers - Special COVID-19 Projects NEED YOUR HELP

 

Our healthcare industry is not prepared with the necessary quantity of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) in order to handle the incoming COVID-19 infected persons. To assist, MakerSphere is championing two projects that need your help.

 

Face Shield/Splash Guards (Priority One):

Make Them! UVMC Physician approved instructions are here.

We encourage you to not only make one for yourself but to make extra for your health care professionals. Finished shields can be dropped off at the Waterbury True Value hardware store during their business hours, located at 838 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. We encourage you to use the rear entrance (Shaw’s parking lot) where a clearly marked red bin is located in the vestibule.

Reusable Surgical Masks, Tie-back version (Priority Two):

Make them! Instructions are here. And you can watch this instructional video here.

Estimated time to sew each mask is around 15-20 minutes.

We encourage you to not only make one for yourself but to make extra for your health care professionals. Finished shields can be dropped off at the Waterbury True Value hardware store during their business hours, located at 838 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. We encourage you to use the rear entrance (Shaw’s parking lot) where a clearly marked red bin is located in the vestibule.

 

DO NOT JUST DUMP FABRIC AT THE DROP OFF SITE. This is NOT HELPFUL. In fact, it puts more burden on those trying to help.


Don’t have a sewing machine but want to help? Contact Laura Parette directly.

Know how to sew but don’t have a machine? Contact Whitney for a loaner.

 

Would you rather donate money? Please do, click here.

The Waterbury Area MakerSphere Cooperative Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

EIN: 83-1945327

PO Box 114 Waterbury, VT 05676

makerspherevt@gmail.com

(802) 272-6557

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