Make it Safe

Make it Safe

Updated 04.03.20 at 16:45 PST

We have taken several steps to ensure a hygienic space while we’re making personal protective equipment and accepting donations.  Below, watch a how-to video, and check out easy steps to make your donations safe.

How-to video

Watch Seattle Makers’ co-founder, Jeremy Hanson, describe checks and balances we’ve put in place.

Make your donations safe

Are you donating?  Are you receiving donations?  Check out instructions below or download our handy one-sheet complete with illustrations!

4 Steps to a Safe Donation

IMPORTANT:  For individuals or organizations 3D printing face shields, please see this site on how to do it safely.

Read the steps below or download our handy one-sheet complete with illustrations!

  1. Wear protective equipment.  Wear a mask when you are around anything you may donate.  Homemade masks are acceptable.
  2. Wash your hands.  Wash your hands thoroughly before touching anything you may donate.  Be mindful to not touch your face.
  3. Collect your items.  Stick all items to be donated in a plastic bag.  Close the plastic bag between fillings.
  4. Provide information.  Seal the bag and label it with the following info:
    1. Date/Time of sealing the bag
    2. What items you are donating
    3. Quantity of items donated
how to Safely receive donations

With sanitizing equipment in short supply, spraying donations with alcohol or bleach is not scale-able.

If you are receiving donations, we recommend, if time allows, not opening them until 3 days after they were sealed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in your facility.