Urbana, IL—Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is joining the Grainger College of Engineering, Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Maker Lab, and numerous other units at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to aid healthcare organizations during this unprecedented time. Krannert Center’s Costume Shop has already been working to create technical renderings and patterns for manufacturers, as well as gowns, masks, and head coverings, and is now inviting community members to also contribute. The Costume Shop will provide patterns, fabric, and other materials to community members who are interested in constructing gowns and masks for local health care providers and the Champaign County Emergency Operations Center.
Community members that are interested in participating can fill out a survey at https://krannertcenter.com/covid19-gowns-masks. The materials will be available for scheduled, socially-distanced pick-ups in the parking lot of Einstein Bros. Bagels at 2001 South Lincoln Avenue in Urbana and 803 West Anthony Drive in Champaign or volunteers may choose a no-contact drop off at their place of residence. After items are constructed and returned, they will be sanitized by campus research facilities using a chlorine dioxide gas system before being delivered to local healthcare providers and the Champaign County Emergency Operations Center for non-surgical use.
This project is a collaboration between Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Health Maker Lab and The Grainger College of Engineering. To support this project and to learn more about how philanthropy makes a difference in this time of global crisis, please visit https://covidppe.dev.engr.illinois.edu. To support Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, please go tohttps://krannertcenter.com/give.
Krannert Center and the University of Illinois are appreciative of volunteer’s time and effort during the COVID-19 pandemic. By volunteering, community members recognize and agree in advance that they will not be compensated for any of the services that they are performing. Also, if volunteers already are employed by the university, they may not volunteer to devote additional time to performing the same work for which they already are employed. Volunteers and the university retain the right to discontinue their volunteer services at any time and for any reason, with or without advance notice.
Krannert Center joins all of the participating organizations in expressing sincere appreciation to those that volunteer their time and effort toward this important work during the COVID-10 pandemic.