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
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.