Protective Gear & Healthcare Supplies

Masks and health supplies for vulnerable communities.

Key Impact

265,000 face masks distributed
22,500 COVID-19 care kits distributed to Angelenos experiencing street homelessness in Skid Row
3,000 3D-printed Face Shields

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring and Summer of 2020, the Mayor’s Fund supported the distribution of reusable face masks within immigrant communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, launched a pilot with the LAPD Community Safety Partnership Bureau to distribute face masks to adults and children across the city, collaborated with local companies to 3D-print face shields for hospitals, and partnered with small businesses and nonprofits to produce and and distribute protective equipment for unhoused and low-income Angelenos.

Issue Area

Disaster Relief & Recovery


LA Protects (an initiative of the Mayor’s Office)
Logistics Victory LA (LOVLA)
Port of Los Angeles Department
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
American Institute of Architects + University of Southern California
5 local businesses producing personal protective equipment
9 community-based organizations

Programs Similar to Protective Gear & Healthcare Supplies

  • MFLA partnered with the City to provide $800 virtual cash assistance cards to more than 9,000 eligible food service workers who experienced a decline in income in the early days of the pandemic.

  • An effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles by administering vaccine doses through mobile units in some of the hardest hit communities.

  • Helping small business pivot to an online environment.

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