Hillbrook Families Rally to Deliver Much-Needed Supplies to Healthcare Personnel
We're all in this together, and here's how some of our families are reaching out and creating an impact during this unprecedented time in our nation.
Healthcare professionals across California--and across the country--have shared that they are running dangerously low on personal protective equipment (PPE) which are essential for keeping both healthcare employees and their patients safe. They appealed to the public to check their garages for masks, gloves, and other usable items that are in dangerously-low supply. A few Hillbrook parents heard this request, and in true Hillbrook fashion, rallied to the cause.
In collaboration with doctors and friends, Hillbrook parents including Lisa Liu ('24 and '25) and Susie Hiniker ('27 and '25) were able to launch a grassroots organization called Helping Our Providers with Protective Equipment (H.O.P.P.E.) in just one week.
"The goal of H.O.P.P.E. is to safely collect and deliver PPE from porches and businesses to local hospitals in need," said Hillbrook parent, Lisa Liu.
To date, H.O.P.P.E. has collected over 6,500 masks, shoe covers, gloves, sanitizing wipes, homemade masks, and 3D-printed face shields to hospitals in the Bay Area and Los Angeles!
The need for protective gear is still growing, and H.O.P.P.E invites the Hillbrook community to reach beyond and join the cause in a number of different ways:
donating items from their homes or businesses
sharing this cause with friends, family, and businesses
volunteering to pick up and sort donated items
We know our local healthcare workers greatly appreciate our collective efforts as they continue to work under challenging conditions to serve their communities. If you’d like to help, you can fill out this form and the team will be touch.