Community makerspaces empower by providing access to the tools, knowledge and resources that enable neighborhoods to meet their own needs. The Foundry’s community of makers is responding to one of the emerging needs of local healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak by 3D printing mask relief bands. These bands relieve pressure placed on practitioners’ ears and head caused by elastic straps, reducing the need to adjust or remove masks.
We have talented artists, builders, crafters, designers and makers onsite who combine the necessary strengths and skills to construct or produce new items with and for partner organizations or community members. While we are all offsite, we are trying to continue these efforts..
What you can do
Make a Donation
Contribute to these efforts and fund additional raw materials for these projects!
Your donation supports The Foundry’s operations and addresses immediate areas of crisis. Your efforts serve local groups, our striving entrepreneurs and advancing youth. Take a look at some of our past community projects here.
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Volunteers directly contribute to the improvement and upkeep of Foundry makerspaces. Sign up to for our Volunteer E-newsletter and you’ll receive notifications about new opportunities to support and celebrate with us when we are able to reconvene in person. Do you have a special skill to share? Tell us about it, we’d love to hear from you!
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Stay informed about makerspace activities, small business news and student accomplishments. You will also receive special alerts about popular events and adult classes at The Foundry. Click here to sign up