Vistaprint looking to donate face shields to workers in rural areas


3D-printed face shields created in part by using a Prusa i3-MK3S 3D printer. Spartans are collaborating across colleges to help local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.

(WIAT) — The online provider of marketing products and services to small businesses, Vistaprint, is looking to donate 100,000 face shields to front-line workers in rural areas across the United States.

Vistaprint wants to donate 1,000 shields each to 100 healthcare facilities in rural communities.

The company used existing machinery to shift from printing banners and other large scale projects to producing face shields to meet the immediate demand across the country. By the end of April, Vistaprint will be able to produce 100,000 face shields per week.

Vistaprint also sells COVID-19 products including signs that ask readers to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Image courtesy of Vistaprint

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