At the beginning of the COVID-19 virus, hospitals and medical centers were maxing out PPE capacity almost immediately.

KCMS recognized that one of the largest and growing needs was and still is personal protective equipment (PPE)  necessary to help our medical professionals stay safe as they work to care for patients. Since the beginning of the pandemic, KCMS has been distributing masks, shields, gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers throughout WA state. Tens of thousands of PPE units have made their way to the frontline healthcare providers. A very special thank you to all of our donors who have made this incredibly successful effort possible.

King County Medical Society Community Foundation created Frontline PPE, a non-profit organization partnering with local garment manufacturers, and professional tailors to quickly and effectively produce needed equipment for our frontline health care workers.

KCMS secured the manufacturing space and machines to create PPE. By raising money to provide some compensation to the volunteer seamstresses and tailors, KCMS helped keep frontline healthcare workers and patients safe, while also helping workers in our community.