PPE4CC started because our founders recognized the emerging PPE shortages in our communities. We began production with the help of a team of sewists and distributed to healthcare and other essential service workers. In partnership with the Monterey County Medical Society and the Santa Cruz County Medical Society, physicians throughout the region received reusable cloth masks and face shields free of charge.
Anne Irvine MD, a resident at the UCSF Natividad Family Medicine Residency secured a donation of 40,000 cloth masks from apron manufacturer Hedley & Bennett to be distributed directly to farmworkers in the Central Coast. PPE4CC partnered with Dr. Irvine, the Center for Community Advocacy, California Rural Legal Assistance, the United Farmworkers, and Lideres Campesinas to distribute masks to farmworkers and their families. To learn more about this collaboration, click the buttons below.
Public Health Messaging
PPE4CC began providing the most up-to-date, scientifically driven messaging about masking, social distancing, and other recommended guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to amplify this messaging, PPE4CC are developing an ope-source social media toolkit that will provide free graphics, text, and resources. Check back soon for a link to our toolkit.