Hillbrook 7th Graders Spend Spring Break Making PPE for Healthcare Workers
Hillbrook 7th grade students Julia and Hannah each dedicated their spring break to reaching beyond and making a difference to those in our community affected by COVID-19.
Hannah put her sewing skills to use and made caps for those working at local hospitals. Meanwhile, Julia was inspired by Autodesk CEO & Berkeley-based maker Carl Bass’s creative and innovative solution for making simple face shields: a baseball cap and a piece of plastic. With the help of her family, she assembled over 200!
Hillbrook's middle school students learned about the importance of PPE (personal protective equipment) during a recent social-impact Reach Beyond Block (dedicated time in the schedule for students to engage in real-world social impact and entrepreneurship issues and projects). These devices especially help essential workers and those in healthcare who are standing at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We love seeing how our community is reaching out and beyond to help at this time. If you have something that you’ve done, send your story and photos to Erin Schwartz, Director of Communications & Community Engagement at email@example.com.