Goggles for Docs: Donate Used Ski Goggles
With ski season cancelled early and doctors facing a shortage of protective equipment, Goggles for Docs was born. The site allows you to see what hospitals in Colorado are facing a shortage of protective gear and need something like new or used ski goggles donated. Simply let the hospital know how many pairs you are going to send, sanitize the equipment per their instructions, and overnight the goggles or drop them off at a designated drop-off center.
So far, the site has already pulled in over 10,000 donations of goggles. If you don’t have a pair to donate, there are still other ways you can help. Goggles for Docs has partnered with REVERB to help accept donations, or if you have a business or public location, you can become a drop-off center for those looking to donate.
A doctor stated their appreciation for the donations, saying,
“Our residents are not alone in these emergency departments, it is the ultimate team sport. We have nurses, techs, attending physicians, respiratory therapists, patient transporters etc.
“Personal Protective Equipment is of utmost importance. I have been amazed by the response to personal requests to [name removed] and [name removed] , my aunt and uncle who live in Steamboat, CO for old ski goggles. This idea has quickly spread from Steamboat, to Crested Butte, to Denver, and to you. Quite amazing.
“If we can ramp up, you all literally will be helping to save lives. I have listed our three emergency departments and contacts to send goggles, about 300 for each department for a total of 900. I don’t know if this is possible or impossible. If this is easy, wonderful.”