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Help Protect our Medical & Emergency Heroes with Protective Face Shields

  • Another 6,000 shields delivered - in just seven days!!     21 April 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    It's truly staggering how our community has come together to support our medical and emergency heroes, including you, our most generous donors.

    Just seven days ago we were so proud to update you that we had delivered over 7,000 shields across the country.

    We are now even more proud to update you we have delivered over 13,000 shields and counting! It is your generous support that is allowing us to continue our work, and as we look to move to alert level three, even more organisations are reaching out as they look to protect their staff.

    We are truly grateful for your support and sincerely hope that our need, and yours, will soon be eliminated in our country.

    But for now, through you, we continue to fight the good fight.

    Nga mihi, kia kaha - we are starting to see the light!

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  • Over 7,000 face shields delivered throughout the country, but demand continues to grow!     14 April 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    Despite the reassurances about the adequate supply of PPE for our medical and emergency response communities, requests to ShieldsUp for our face shields continue to grow by the day.

    We're humbled by the work of our community of now over 500 volunteers - all working tirelessly to 3D print, assemble, distribute and deliver our face shields to support and protect all our heroes on the front line.

    We're also humbled by the generosity of all who have donated to support our efforts. It is your continued support that allows us to continue to buy the materials we need to continue to meet the demand for our shields.

    In three weeks, we have delivered over 7,000 shields across the country, but we still have requests for twice this. We are working as quickly as we can, and will continue to do so for as long as we are needed.

    If you would like to join our efforts, please head to our website - https://shieldsup.org.nz/.

    Thank you for helping us help them.

    Nga mihi, kia kaha

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  • SPREAD THE WORD!     1 April 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    Thanks for everyones support, an amazing $37,000 donated to date!

    We're really trying to get the word out, so it would be awesome if you could like and share our Facebook page to keep everyone up to date and recruit more team members! https://www.facebook.com/shieldsupnz

    Numbers Update:

    751 Medical institutes requesting shields

    13,519 shields desperately needed

    26,903 requested if we had spares

    475 3D printers pledged

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  • WOW...     30 March 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    WOW... Just WOW... People are awesome!

    $20,000 in donations!

    127 volunteers in our group!

    849 shield frames printed!

    10,406 shields requested across 548 locations!

    Today marks a new week, and things are really ramping up! Laser cut shields are being mass produced and dispatched to makers along with their ordered materials.

    Hub admins are making contact with shield requesters and coordinating makers for fulfilment.

    Its all heads dow, bums up here! There is a lot happening behind the scenes and were flat out just making things happen!

    We even whipped up a dedicated website: www.shieldsup.org.nz

    And one of those fancy Facebook pages too: https://www.facebook.com/shieldsupnz/

    Shields UP, stay safe!

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  • Overwhelmed with support     28 March 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    Whilst were overwhelmed which the huge demand we already have for the ShieldsUP face shields (5,784 units as of right now), were also extremely overwhelmed (but in a good way) by the donations coming in and the kind words of support.

    Truly, thank you so much to every single one of you who has contributed.

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  • A Small First Production Batch     26 March 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated
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    Our first delivery of a small production run from one of our makers, dropped off to the hospital. Many more to come!

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  • Get Making!     26 March 2020
    Posted by: Tap Lab Incorporated

    We are aiming to print 2,000 face shields as fast as possible with a confirmed and growing requirement for over 1,000 units in our database already, and its only day one!

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