Following on the heels of a delivery of PPE shields and face masks to University Hospital, the Rotary Club of Newark, NJ made a similar delivery to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center on Monday, June 8. Rotary President Arjune M. Sharma and the Club’s Executive Director, Michael (Dutch) Minor partnered with Shweta Thapa, Co Founder & CEO of 3Ducators, to deliver masks & face shields to Beth Tepper, Vice President, Development.  3Ducators, who produces the items by use of 3D printers, partnered with Newark Rotary on the University Hospital project. Not only does 3Ducators design the equipment that produces the PPEs, it also embraces innovative technologies to teach and empower young women.  Embracing its role as a  leader in local initiatives with a hundred-year record of helping those in need, Newark Rotary was continuing its legacy of doing good in the community. In recent months the Club has also provided assistance to the Salvation Army, Treehouse Cares, and Bessie Green Kitchen at North Reformed Church.

“We are delighted to join with partners like 3Ducators and Newark Beth in assisting our dedicated essential service providers; they are truly our heroes.” said President Sharma. The Rotary Club continues working to create a direct feeder platform to accelerate 3D printing and donating essential equipment to area hospitals. A recent grant from Rotary District 7475, which encompasses Newark Rotary and 81 other clubs, provided funding to 3Ducators for the creation of printers that will produce additional shields and masks and also serves as a teaching tool.