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Call to Action | PPE Drive

Got a 3D printer? Know how to sew? Then lend a hand in keeping medical professionals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic!

PPE Drive Information

As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow, health professionals across the GTA are in need of critically important PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to fight the pandemic. The PPE Drive is an outreach campaign started by medical leaders in Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital to support anticipated shortages in the healthcare system.

The Toronto Society of Architects is calling on its members, as well as the larger design and construction communities, to respond to this call to action and put our skills (and digital fabrication equipment) to use to help address these needs! 

Listed below are 3 different ways you can help – all responding to direct requests from medical professionals in the GTA. We’re all in this together so let’s do our part to help any way we can!

Donate Unopened PPE

Have an unopened box of nitrile gloves, vented goggles, or even ear-looped masks? Know a contractor, supplier or fabricator that does? You can donate these supplies either by dropping them off at the hospital or arraigning a pick up. A list of needed equipment and participating hospitals can be found on their website.

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3D Print Visor Frames

Have a 3D printer? Michael Garron Hospital is calling on the 3D printing community to create 10,000 visors frames in order for hospitals to make new face shields. An .stl file and detailed instructions and sizes can be found on the campaign’s 3D Printed Visor website.

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Sew a Mask

Know how to sew? The Michael Garron Hospital is calling for Torontonians to collectively create 1,000 masks a week which will go to approved visitors, discharged patients and the broader community to help prevent disease transmission. Instructions on how to make the masks and where to donate them can be found on the hospital website.

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