COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE WEEK 2: DEMAND FROM HEALTHCARE WORKERS EXPLODED...

Every Monday we will cover the progress of our COVID-19 response and how our amazing community is helping frontline workers by donating 15$ which enables us, THEMAGIC5, to provide free custom-fit goggles to nurses, doctors, and other frontline workers. 

Goggles shipped as alternative PPE for Healthcare workers: 
Week 1 = 300 goggles
Week 2 = 604 goggles (Due to lack of funding we had to stop fulfillment Friday, read more below).

Comment from our Co-founder, Rasmus Barfred:
"As expected, going into last week we saw a sharp increase in-demand from health workers, as goggles from the first-week shipment started hitting hospitals, we got tons of requests from those places. We have shipped more than 100 goggles to 1 hospital alone. Monday to Friday last week, we shipped more than 300 new goggles. Unfortunately, as our fundraiser is not increasing at the same phase, we have had to reject all requests since Friday, that's of course unfortunate".

Received funding from our amazing community, customers, friends, and family:
Week 1 = $5,372 from 100 unique donors. 
Week 2 = $ 8,062 from 166 unique doners.

Comment from our Co-founder, Rasmus Barfred:
"We continue to be amazed by our community and those who are supporting our initiative to support healthcare workers. As we can see that requests for help is quite a lot bigger than the funding levels, we are trying to reach out to foundations that might be able to help our fundraising with larger grants - all to ensure that we can continue to help and do not have to reject any healthcare workers. Private donations are still very welcome, every 15$ help 1 person on the frontline. 

What are the funds being used for?
As much as we would like to donate goggles for free, we simply can't afford to do that. Our process of custom-producing each pair for each user is a costly process and we need your help to cover that. The production takes place at our Charlotte, NC facility. 

If you just donate 15$, we will take care of the rest. In other words, if you support with 15$ we can supply 1 pair of free tailor-made goggles to healthcare personnel. 

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