Makers for Medics

What Was Makers For Medics?

They were a group consisting of parents, educators, local government representatives, maker spaces, tinkerers, and regular citizens working together to produce and dispense face shields as PPE for medical practitioners to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 using open source designs.

How did they do this?

They used seed donations and self-funded the PPE production costs during the pandemic, sending it to healthcare professions who required it. They did, however, make a public need for assistance in order to match the crisis’s enormous need. The Greater Cleveland area PPE was funded and made possible by all donations and assistance toward the goal amount.

Organizations that were involved:

  • Maple Intermediate PTA: Makers for Medics Committee
  • Willoughby Eastlake School of Innovation
  • Cuyahoga County
  • MakerGear

The Makers for Medics committee and the Maple Intermediate PTA Executive Board divided the funds. Any excess that we couldn’t be used to create PPE were be used towards additional COVID-19 relief activities or for the Maple Intermediate PTA’s community engagement and educational initiatives.


MAPLE PTA – COVID-19 Response

How can you help?

Maple PTA wanted to help their community during the COVID-19 crisis. They were looking for PTA fundraiser ideas.

​They created a special committee in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Maple PTA worked with community members to create PPE face shields for their local first-responders and other medical front-line personnel.

They set up an easy to follow system using google docs to get everyone involved. These are no longer being used  but you can see how they set this up.

PTA can make a difference!

The students, parents and teachers became heros in their community with the medical community. As a result they got a lot of good press in the news for their helping a good cause.

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This website is not associated with the official Maple PTA. Instead it is a blog that will highlight the good work of PTA groups all over the country.