Teens Donate 1,300 Masks to Healthcare Heroes

teen girl holds box of 360 masks

Three generous teens rallied their high school classmates to raise money and donate more than 1,300 face masks. This heartfelt contribution will help protect healthcare workers at Renown as they provide care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pictured above is Jessica Gestetner as she picks up the second donation of masks that she and her friends, Amanda Rosenthal and Katherine Konvitz, organized. These young ladies from Los Angeles felt inspired to help our healthcare workers. Together, they held a fundraising campaign with their classmates and purchased face masks for the staff.

Below is the letter that came with their incredible donation to Renown:


My name is Jessica Gestetner, I am a senior in high school and my friends and I wanted to help our doctors and nurses because they are out saving lives while we are all fortunate enough to remain at home and healthy.

We raised over $3,500 and spent it buying KN-95 masks for the doctors at Renown that we know don’t have enough masks to remain healthy. We couldn’t get hold of N95s, so hopefully these will do. And we will also donate the rest of the money to the hospital.

We live in LA, but my friend, Kate Konvitz, who raised the money with me has a close family friend working at the hospital and we knew they were in need. This is 1,360 masks – I hope it helps!

Thank you to all the doctors and nurses for your service.


Jessica Gestetner, Kate Konvitz and Amanda Rosenthal

Amanda Rosenthal, Jessica Gestetner, Kate Konvitz
(From left to right) Amanda Rosenthal, Jessica Gestetner and Katherine Konvitz.

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