COVID-19 - Coming Together

LGSUHSD Students and Families Helping our Community
teamworkStudents and families are coming together, during the current COVID crisis, to help keep us safer and healthier.

Patricia Sutton’s Fashion Design students have learned how to make and have sewn face masks that have been safely collected and distributed to a number of local care facilities for the elderly.  They are also working with the Santa Clara Surgical Nurses Association.  Patricia Sutton facilitated the instruction for students remotely and orchestrated the safe and sanitary distribution of masks to different care facilities in or near our community - with a goal of providing 1,000 masks. LGHS and the New Millennium Foundation have partnered with our elementary school district, LGUSD, to launch Feed Our Heroes, a campaign to deliver end-of-shift meals to our local health care heroes at Good Samaritan Hospital and El Camino Hospital. This effort is to support those medical professionals who are working hard on the front lines battling COVID-19. They are working long, arduous shifts, and the design of this effort is to help provide healthy, warm meals that they can take home upon the culmination of their shifts to their families.  This service effort is led by our entire Los Gatos education community in partnership with local organizations and restaurants. A simple meal at the end of a long shift is a small thank you for health care workers’ dedication and service. This effort also supports our local restaurants and businesses that have been impacted by the shelter-in-place order. Supporting “Feed Our Heroes” will help sustain them during these tough times.  

At SHS,  students, with leadership from the 
Nguyen, France, Lichtenberg and Garg families, have also used 3-D printing to design and build masks. For the complete SHS story, click here. And, SHS
MAP seniors have started a fundraiser for Direct Relief which is an organization (with a 98.4% rating on Charity Navigator) which is coordinating domestically and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves, isolations gowns, and other protective gear to healthcare organizations across the country. Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.  Here is the link on Facebook