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Activating Face Shields!

As news across the globe pronounced a shortage of protective equipment for critical workers, the Pasadena Educational Foundation turned to its longstanding 3D printing program in Pasadena Unified (PUSD) to focus on solutions.

PEF staff collected 18 of the 3D printers from various PUSD schools and brought them all to John Muir High School Early College Magnet, known for its popular Engineering and Environmental Science Academy and innovative 3D printing program. A new 3D Design Workshop was activated. Immediately, it was put to work to help remedy the shortage.

Since then, PEF has produced almost 3,000 face shields to protect our school and community workers. Hundreds of shields have been donated to area hospitals, partners, and volunteers. Now, as we wrap up this 3D printing initiative, roughly 1500 shields are set to be used for the reopening of schools.

Thank you to all who have supported this effort through your donations to our Response Fund. You have directly impacted our efforts to get students back on campuses. Go PUSD!