Protective Gear for NYC Healthcare Workers


For updates follow @theresidentoptimist on Instagram
For inquiries (e.g. Suppliers, Manufacturers, Hospitals in need) email [email redacted]


Hospitals in NYC have been running extremely low on protective gear including masks (N95 and surgical), protective eye shields, and gowns. 

The providers on the front-line of healthcare don't have the gear they need to fight this fight, and are being compromised.  Without them, we will lose this war.

The problem is that the hospital systems and government aren't able to move fast enough at this point to fill this need. 

Unfortunately, we are out of time; and it’s on us to step up and do our part.

We have set up a supply chain with access to respiratory masks and placed the first order ourselves to be donated and sent directly to NY.

We need your help to keep this going, and get a constant flow of masks to where they are needed most.

We hope at some point the state or hospital system will be able to take this over, but until they do it's on us. 

Every dollar counts, and every dollar will go towards procuring masks (and other gear) to send them directly to healthcare workers.   

My sister and her colleagues need every mask they can get, and they needed them yesterday.

The more money we raise, the more we'll buy!

If you have masks already in your possession that you'd like to donate, or are a hospital in need, please fill out this form:

Also, be sure to go to:


About the Organizers:

Erin Alpert is a second-year pediatrics resident in NYC. 
Adam Alpert (her brother) runs a startup in Rhode Island.

For updates follow @theresidentoptimist on Instagram
For inquiries (e.g. Suppliers, Manufacturers, Hospitals in need) email [email redacted]

Withdrawal Plan:

Adam will be withdrawing the funds to his bank account, and wiring the funds to the supplier.

We will be purchasing 200,000 surgical masks (or as many as we can procure) and sending them via private carrier directly to the hospital my sister works at and who we have been in contact with.

Adam will not retain any portion of the donations.
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Fundraising team: The Alpert Family (2)

Adam Alpert 
Larchmont, NY
Erin Alpert 
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