CT PPE Drive

We are a group of medical students and advocates in CT who are trying to get hospitals and other care facilities the PPE (personal protective equipment) that they still desperately need! Healthcare workers are still having to reuse protective gear, which is meant for single-use, as they care for patients in this stressful time. We want to do what we can to help!

Our goal is to purchase the PPE that is most needed. We will start with Level 2 Gowns, as our hospital contacts say this is what is critically low at this time. As the situation evolves, we will try to keep up with where the need is greatest. 

We are carefully validating our suppliers to ensure that they meet FDA requirements so that we can provide safe, effective gear.

100% of your donations will go towards purchasing PPE! 

Who are we?
Connecticut PPE Drive is a group of medical trainees and advocates in Connecticut working to provide masks and other equipment to our local community hospitals. Our goals are to contact local businesses to procure protective equipment donations and to spread the word about protective equipment shortage. Additionally, we are fundraising and purchasing protective equipment to donate to in-need healthcare centers. You can learn more about us at CTPPEdrive.com.

How is this going to work? 
As soon as we raise enough to purchase a bulk order of PPE, we will place the order with our validated supplier! Then our volunteers will deliver straight to the hospitals.

What is our donation being used for?
100% of your donation will go towards the purchase and transportation of PPE.  Our dedicated group is volunteering our time to run this project.  The funds will contribute towards the bulk purchase directly from the factory, air and last-mile shipment costs, and any subsequent customs fees.

Where exactly is the PPE going?
We are continuously assessing which hospitals in CT have the greatest demand for PPE, focusing on smaller hospitals that may not have the funds to immediately purchase the PPE that they need. We also welcome suggestions in the comments section when you donate!

How much does PPE really cost?
Our estimate for Level 2 protective gowns is anywhere from $8-10 each, not including shipping costs. Other forms of PPE will have very different price points, but we will keep you updated as we go! Transparency is key.

What is the timeline on these?
It depends on you! Once we raise $5,000 we can purchase our first order of 500 gowns! Once the order is in, it should take about 1.5 weeks to get the equipment to hospitals.
  • Dana Lee 
    • $200 
    • 11 mos
  • Charlotte Poth 
    • $300 
    • 12 mos
  • Scott Halperin 
    • $15 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $136 
    • 12 mos
  • Joe Wardell 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
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Fundraising team: CT PPE Drive (4)

Anna Zhao 
New Haven, CT
Meera Dhodapkar 
Team member
Raised $136 from 1 donation
Ragini Luthra 
Team member
Raised $128 from 2 donations
Anchi Wu 
Team member
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