Grassroots Volunteer Groups
Making Protective Gear
To any volunteers who are not in Film Industry, please look through the several groups we have partnered with (starred links below) in Southern California. Each group has direct contact with either Hospitals, Doctors, Medical Workers or Essential workers in need. Please note, some groups may have specifically required masks or shields and may not be able to accept different types. Please check with any group you join what pattern/materials they require.
Are you running a volunteer group making masks, especially in Southern California, please click here to contact us, and get added to our resource list.
Suay is a community supported remade sewing shop in Frogtown, Los Angeles. We lean on our community to provide livable wages to low income and immigrant workers. Now we want to help support our community in return. We are already starting to produce masks in accordance to CDC recommendation of replacement when N95 masks are unavailable.
We developed this reusable, protective mask in concert with Dr. Robert Cho, Chief of Staff of Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, CA, and have transitioned our factory in Vernon, CA to begin producing these critical supplies.
They are not direct substitutes for N95 surgical or procedural masks and are not FDA approved. However, these masks, if used correctly, should help reduce person-to-person droplet transmission of the virus.
Large Scale Providers Looking to Help
These businesses or individuals are able to run large scale operations, but are waiting for permits, approved patterns, or contact info for potential leads on both. Please only contact if you are a Hospital, State, or Federal contact, or have a serious reference to those organizations.
Timeless Threads- Los Angeles
A cutting house and factory that has the ability to make 10,000 masks a weeks to whatever specs needed at reasonable cost. We need a PO and letter from a hospital saying we are working to make essentials. We have tried submitting a proposal to the city, but so far no response.
3D Printers Group - Los Angeles
Point of contact for hundreds of 3D Printers. We are looking to connect directly with a Hospital or State Medical Representative to begin printing approved items that can be immediately utilized.