We get personal protective equipment to those who need it most

Get Us PPE provides donated  PPE at no cost to frontline workers and under-resourced communities with a sense of urgency and a focus on equity.

In addition to vaccines, wearing PPE is the most powerful defense against COVID transmission.

While the vaccine rolls out, wearing masks and social distancing keep people safe from asymptomatic transmission and help prevent the spread of new COVID-19 variants.

President Biden’s COVID plan uses Get Us PPE data to demonstrate the urgent need for PPE. Whether you are requesting PPE or donating to our cause, you are helping prevent spread which can save thousands of lives.

The PPE shortage is nationwide.

Requests for PPE

total individual requests for PPE since late March 2020

Donations Delivered

pieces of PPE delivered to frontline workers across the U.S.

The latest PPE data indicates our country is still facing PPE shortages. Get Us PPE has amassed the largest non-governmental database of PPE shortages in the United States. This data is critical for helping our nonprofit organization get personal protective equipment where it is needed most.

See Data on PPE Shortages

The latest updates from Get Us PPE

Joanna Calderon and her mom, Ruth Robles-Roche volunteer to distribute PPE in San DiegoBehind the ScenesImpact Stories
May 7, 2021

Like Daughter, Like Mother: A Get Us PPE Volunteer Story

A look at the mother-daughter team that helped distribute over 160K masks for the Greater San Diego Area. 
Photo Collage of Get Us PPE VolunteersBehind the ScenesStories From the Frontlines
April 29, 2021

Get Us PPE Gives Thanks to Its Team of Communicators, Designers & Fundraisers!

Amazing volunteers have contributed their time and talent to the Get Us PPE Communications and Development team. These are the folks who create social media content, work with our partners and donors, and design beautiful graphics to accompany our data. They are indispensable in telling our story!
Behind the ScenesImpact Stories
April 28, 2021

Get Us PPE Honors Its Operations Team Volunteers!

Get Us PPE highlights our volunteer callers and healthcare outreach team members who have made it possible for us to deliver over 12 million pieces of PPE! High school students, college students, and professionals are among our dedicated team working in the day-to-day operations, matching donated PPE to facilities in need, and reaching out to frontline workers.

The news trusts our organization for factual information

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TIME Magazine has named Shikha Gupta, Get Us PPE Executive Director, to their TIME100 Next list

A look at what it’s like to not have the personal protective equipment you need

A $5 donation helps us get an N95 mask to a frontline worker.

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Which items are in highest demand?

Our database of requests has identified significant needs for the following types of personal protective equipment:

N95 Respirators

These masks are critical for protecting frontline workers from infectious droplets and aerosols.

Surgical Masks

Although not as secure as N95 masks, surgical masks do offer a significant degree of protection against droplets with SARS-CoV-2.

Protective Goggles

Eyes and eyelashes are a known source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, especially in aerosolizing procedures.

Gloves (Nitrile, Non Powdered)

Gloves are a critical item for hand protection, and are facing extreme shortages.

Face Shields

These assist in preventing droplets and airborne SARS-CoV-2 from entering eyes, a known source of transmission.

Wipes & Disinfectant

Wipes are critical for wiping down machinery, workspaces, computers and rooms after use.


These microporous suits are worn over clothing to minimize airborne and droplet transmission via clothing.


Booties are worn over shoes to eliminate floor contact. Useful in situations where sputum or other fluids on the floor may get carried around shoes.


Gowns cover the clothing, though not as effective as coveralls, can provide an additional layer of protection, especially when working directly with COVID-19 patients.

How you can help

Help on the Ground

Be a volunteer

Give PPE items

Directly donate personal protective equipment

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