How We Are Helping During COVID-19

Curtis School has joined a group of local schools in using our 3-D printers to print masks for healthcare workers. The first masks are printed.

We are inspired by our community for finding creative ways to contribute to the effort to keep people safe and to thank all those who are working on the "front lines" during this pandemic.

Our families, alumni, and faculty are demonstrating their Curtis compassionate hearts through projects and efforts to fill the need for masks, funds, and supplies, to lift the spirits of those who are working so selflessly to care for the sick and needy, and to thank those who are keeping all of us provisioned with food and necessities.

Here are some ways our community is contributing their time and caring:

Miller Family's Cards for Healthcare Workers Video Project
A group of Curtis students is collecting cards for healthcare workers and people who are sick. They are making a video slideshow of all of the cards to share with those workers.

Mrs. Sobul's Cloth Mask Sewing Project
Our Educational Technology Teacher Mrs. Loren Sobul is sewing non-surgical masks as requested by a local hospital. She says, "Hospital workers, janitorial staff, even patients entering the waiting area have all expressed a need." Click HERE for more info from Mrs. Sobul on how you can sew and donate masks.

LAUSD Meal Program
Our very own Nurse K (Khalief Dantzler) is volunteering with the Red Cross to package and hand out meals to LAUSD families. On Friday 4/3, she packed and handed out 2,600 meals, while following guidelines to minimize exposure.

Cards for Seniors
The Zarcufsky family saw on the news a senior living home that can’t have visitors and was asking for cards or letters or drawings to brighten their days. The family made and sent them a batch!

Sewing Cloth Masks
One of our extension instructors was on the news for making masks and donating them. She teaches the sewing extension class and owns the local business, Miss Shannon's Sewing.

#TEAMLA Fundraising for UCLA Health Workers
Alumnus Simon Pompan ('12), has joined with high school friends from Harvard-Westlake as #TeamLA: Fuel Our Heroes LA, in order to crowdsource funds "to provide groceries and meals for the medical staff at UCLA, as well as gas to help them get to work, and personal protective equipment for which there is currently a shortage." Pompan's team is partnering with UCLA Spark, a 501(c)(3) organization. 

Thank you to all who are giving what you can in so many heartfelt and creative ways to help others during this time of crisis.

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