The Sharing for Shields fundraising program successfully delivered face shields to professionals at the University of Michigan and St. Joseph Mercy hospitals in Ann Arbor. The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP) was able to donate over 1,100 face shields during the pandemic crisis.
Face shields were received from individuals and businesses across Michigan, with the MICNP receiving 65 individual contributions, which were then matched by the program partner. These partners include the Ann Arbor branch of First Savings bank, Akervall Technologies, Homes for Heroes, Reach Law Firm, and the Hayden Group Real Estate Services – Keller Williams Ann Arbor. These partners plus the MICNP worked together to fully realize the program and worked together to get the much-needed face shields to frontline nurses during our fight against COVID-19.
MICNP’s Sharing for Shields fundraising program ran from April 20 through Giving Tuesday, May 5. Donations were received through the MICNP website and a GoFundMe page.
“We are thrilled to see how quickly this program came together and how many face shields were able to be delivered,” says Jacquelen Timm, Executive Director of MICNP. “MICNP is very proud of the community support and extremely thankful our community partners’ help to ensure our frontline nurses have additional resources to assist them.”