Send PPE to healthcare workers now.

PPEnow is a procurement and logistics 501(c)3 non-profit with a simple mission: to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline healthcare workers.
scale
Our large network of buyers and partners enable bulk purchases.
quality
The PPE we get are 100% lab-tested in the US.
expediency
Our shipments are prioritized thanks to exclusive connections.

Goal: $45,000 by Friday

Help us place our third order of N95 masks
$0 raised
$50,000
How we work
We cut out the middle-man.
  1. We use your donations to place sample orders of N95 masks and gowns in small quantities (1k, 3k, 10k, 20k) from FDA-approved factories.
  2. When they arrive in NYC, we test them at Mt Sinai lab and Nelson Labs (for NIOSH testing and certification).
  3. Once the samples pass our testing, we donate the procured PPE directly to healthcare workers.
  4. We then help hospital procurement and state procurement with placing follow-on large orders (500k-1 million masks and gowns) with these same vetted factories - for free.
  5. We use our connections and longstanding relationships to give hospitals fair prices, prevent price-gouging, and do randomized quality testing on every batch to maintain quality across all factories.
As of 5/15/20, there are
57,865
cases in Queens
23,274
cases in Manhattan
51,131
cases in Brooklyn
42,656
cases in The Bronx
12,832
cases in Staten Island
10K
NYC doctors and nurses in dire need of personal protective equipment
Why can’t healthcare workers get the right PPE?
  • Domestic supplies of PPE are exhaustedFox NewsNYTimes
  • It’s really hard to get medical-standard PPE and avoid counterfeitsNJ.comWebMD
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Donations are tax deductible.

about us

We are New Yorkers working together to get desperately needed Personal Protective Equipment to our frontline healthcare professionals.
Katey Metzroth
Fundraiser and Community Development
Katey has 15+ years in social impact, non-profit, consulting and philanthropic space. She designed and leads technology and innovation programs in the NYC area (MCorps, Futureworks Incubator, etc.). She specializes in helping hardware and clean tech companies source, manufacture, and distribute supplies domestically and internationally. Katey assists in coordinating with city and state warehousing, manufacturing, and logistics resources.
Nathaniel Padgett
Supplier Quality Control
Nate has 9+ years of experience working with technology companies with hardware and manufacturing needs. He runs supply chain vetting for NYC area companies, assists Futureworks companies in manufacturing sourcing, quality control, and import/export.
Nicholas Sundin
Software Engineer
Nick has 6+ years of experience rapidly building technology platforms at scale. He has worked at Samsung, Facebook, and Dropbox. At Dropbox, Nick works in research and development, starting and growing products. He ensures that our web and data systems are ready to scale nationally and that technology assists our efficiency at every point.
Annie Dong
Supplier
A Chinese-American with deep import-export and manufacturing connections in mainland China, Annie helps the team source reliable suppliers, assists in import-export out of China, and negotiates with manufacturers to ensure that we get the best pricing and payment terms.
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Donations are made to our fiscal sponsor, Fuzhou, America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. We are an all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go towards purchasing and shipping personal protective equipment to healthcare workers and hospitals. To start, we’re tackling the immediate need for KN95 and N95 masks, after which we’ll quickly ramp up supply for other PPE such as gloves, gowns, and face shields.

Supported by Fuzhou, America.

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