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To: MMA PPE Suppliers

Subject: Request for PPE Donations from Michigan Community Service Commission

Dear MMA PPE Suppliers,

We are passing along a request from Volunteer Michigan and the Michigan Community Service Commission regarding their request for PPE for homeless shelters. Please respond to them directly if you can help.

Thank you for your consideration in these difficult times.

During this difficult time, we have a simple way to make a major impact in the fight against COVID–19.

Homeless shelters across the state are struggling to find personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID–19 pandemic. Because shelters are community–based, even a few items may allow your local shelter to stay open. Your contribution can help the shelter provide necessary resources for those in need.

This effort is inclusive of all community organizations in need of PPE including nursing homes, first responders and food bank distribution sites. Larger donations may be able to help healthcare facilities that are still facing shortages.

Please donate if you are able. Truly, every little bit helps.

Contact the Michigan Community Service Commission at using "MMA PPE" in the subject line or call 517–335–4295 to identity the quantity of your donation. If you can make the delivery, we can let you know where the greatest needs are in your community. We can also make arrangements for distribution.

Items needed:

  • Gloves
  • Masks of any type (surgical, N95, shields, paint and handmade)
  • Sanitizer
  • Liquid soap
  • General cleaning supplies
  • Eye goggles
  • Disinfectant supplies
  • Various gowns
  • Touchless thermometers
  • Elastic for homemade masks

This effort is a partnership between:

Michigan Community Service Commission– State's lead agency on volunteerism

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services– Housing and Homeless Services Division

PPE for MI– Grassroots effort comprised of medical students working to collect and distribute PPE

Thank you,

Michigan Community Service Commission


Mike Johnston | Vice President of Government Affairs | Michigan Manufacturers Association
620 S. Capitol Ave Lansing Michigan 48933
Tel: 517.487.8554 | Fax: 517.853.3354 | Email: