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Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

$142,246 has been raised to help create and deliver equipment to healthcare workers who need protection from COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers

Be part of DePaul University & Illinois PPE Network's response to COVID-19  

DePaul is collaborating with the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation (Mount Prospect, IL) and their subsidiary Dremel, as well as groups at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Libraries, the Nation of Makers, and makerspaces and makers around the state to address the immediate, critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for Illinois healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals large and small are in dire need of this equipment to protect their staffs from the virus. DePaul faculty member Jay Margalus, director of DePaul's Idea Realization Lab (IRL), is leading the effort to marshal a network of labs like the IRL across the state to create much needed protective equipment for healthcare workers using 3-D printers

The impact of your gift  

As of April 2, DePaul and collaborators can create up to 6,500 face shields per day. Every additional $25 donated helps us fabricate and deliver 10 additional masks. Your gift today will help:

  • Purchase raw materials that will be turned into face shields and other personal protective equipment. See Sarah Rice, PhD, SPT below modeling a face mask build on a DePaul 3-D printer.
  • Support logistics in delivering personal protective equipment across Illinois to where it's needed the most.


Learn More

DePaul is proud to be part of this effort to address one of the most important elements of this growing crisis. To learn more about the Illinois PPE network, request personal protective equipment, or if you can assist with PPE fabrication, visi

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