10,000 Face Shields for Front Line Health Workers!

Our response ignited when Emergency Department physician, Dr. Lily Muldoon, reported stories of her friends on the front line lacking personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis and saw inappropriate solutions:   

A folder divider held up with scrunchies....A 2-liter bottle cut in two and tucked in a surgical mask... A transparency held by rubber bands....We had to do something!

We prototyped a face shield design and made the first one. Sturdy, comfortable, re-usable, safe. We started making hundreds and then shared the designs open-source. We joined with others to make thousands.

The design got NIH approval.

It was important to keep giving to the places that worked the most closely with patients who would not otherwise have access. Drop-offs to small ambulance bays in the middle of the night. Doulas coming to our garage in the morning for pickups. Sending to senior centers workers at 16 sites across the country. We became connected to more people than we had ever imagined during shelter-in-place, and we knew we shouldn't stop. 

We've since joined with health workers to make the other things they need. Commodity chains have broken down and there is a surge in demand for other essentials. Flexible-walled intubation boxes. Replacement PAPR masks. Negative Pressure hoods. We're working on and making them all. 

And now we're out of money. 
Help us make 10,000 more shields. 

We are a volunteer group of health workers, engineers, designers, and humanitarian workers collaborating to fight the negative effects of COVID-19 on society. 

Let's join together... 
Let's block the transmission of COVID-19. 

$5 can make a long-term face shield. 
$12 can make a PAPR mask replacement. 
$250 can make an intubation box. 

More information and updates at Something Labs

In solidarity,
Something Labs
+10,000 Shields

Health Workers: Dr. Andi Tenner, Dr. Lily Muldoon, Dr. Nida Degesys, Dr. Jeanne Noble, Dr. Bahar Mogjani, Dr. Malini Singh, Dr. Joe Brown

Engineers: Elisa Ravelo, Gaia Liu, Angela Chu, Peter Taylor 

Distribution: Eda Altiok, Dan Couch, #GetUsPPE

Assembly coordinators: Hannah Shulman, Michael  Denevan, Jenna Farleigh

Fabrication: Neal's CNC, Architectural Plastics, Gasket Specialties, Port Product Lab, Automatic Arts

Project Coordinator: Sam Haynor


  • Robin Cosby
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Diana Robles
    • $295 
    • 4 yrs
  • Janet Petitpas
    • $200 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Something Labs (5)

Sam Haynor
Raised $20,797 from 132 donations
San Francisco, CA
Eda Altiok
Team member
Raised $9,811 from 66 donations
Lily Muldoon
Team member
Raised $3,675 from 34 donations
Team member
Raised $2,265 from 18 donations
Alice Walton
Team member
This team raised $17,089 from 170 other donations.

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