Covidstop Initiative - Crowdsourced PPE
Covidstop.ca is a non-profit initiative to get PPE to those who require it most in Canada through a crowd-sourced distributed manufacturing campaign. Your generous donations go toward material and shipping costs, enabling our volunteers to print more frames for face shields and for completed face shields to be mailed to the Canadian hospitals that requested them. We need your help to meet demand during this pandemic.
Visit http://www.covidstop.ca to request shields for your hospital or to volunteer your 3D printer.
How we Started
As a 3D printing supply store, Shop3D.ca saw makers responding to the PPE shortage. We knew we had to do something, anything, to help in these trying times. So we started printing face shields and laying the groundwork for something bigger. We were in a unique situation because of our two physical locations that were already set-up to ship across Canada, our logistics and place in the supply chain, our relationships with the brands we carry and our connection with the 3D printing community. With this in mind, we launched the non-profit CovidStop.ca so that we could use our strengths to help others. Now, with the help of the Canadian 3D printing community, we are producing face shields for hospitals and front-line workers who need protection the most.
We are providing face shields to front-line workers at no cost to them. We set this up to be a simple process: visit covidstop.ca, select the item and reserve face shields in quantities of 3 or 50. We'll follow up to verify where these items are going and to gauge need, so Face Shields are delivered to where they are needed most.
The demand for face shields in Canada is immense, more than we could fulfill with just our print farm. That is why CovidStop involves volunteers who contribute their 3D printing capacity to the cause. To make volunteering accessible, we're focused on covering material and shipping costs wherever possible to make sure anyone can get material and print face shields. We provide filament through a refund program to make sure that donated filament goes to making face shields.
How You Can Help
- Volunteer Your 3D Printer to help make face shields
- Donate so we can provide filament packs to our volunteers and ship to hospitals
- Share www.covidstop.ca on social media
- Contact us ([email redacted]) to become a sponsor