Break the Outbreak
New York City

Meet The Team

We are a group of high-schoolers from NYC that aim to create face masks and face shields to donate them to local businesses, restaurants, and grocery stores that do not have any. The purpose of our project, Break the Outbreak – New York City, is to assist the public in staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.

Alexandra Paul

Executive Director – New York City

When I first heard about Break the Outbreak I was immediately inspired. The mission and goals of the organization are very important ones, especially for a state like New York, which was hit so hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. That is why I’m extremely thrilled to be the Executive Director of the New York region and continue to fundraise for more masks, PPE, and care packages for those who need it.

Andrew Spielfogel

Co-Financial Officer – New York City

Break the Outbreak is an incredible organization and I joined to be a part of something committing to help those in need. I am happy to be a part of this organization and hope to accomplish great things including helping the vulnerable, reaching out to get others to donate, becoming a leader in my community, and inspiring others to do the same.

Eliana Cepelowicz

Marketing Officer – New York City

Like everyone else, I was disappointed that my summer plans, school, and other activities had been canceled. I then realized how fortunate I was. Yes, my plans had been ruined but at least my family, friends, and I were healthy and able to supply ourselves with masks, gloves, and other equipment to help avoid getting sick and infecting others. I decided that I would do whatever I could to help those who can’t afford or aren’t able to find that equipment.

Eliza Binstock

Co-Financial Officer – New York City

COVID has been a very serious and scary time for so many people. Knowing that I can have a job helping those people makes me feel really great, and I hope that I can really make a difference and help.

Alexa Gribetz

Financial and Social Media Officer – New York City

I am looking forward to participating in Break the Outbreak, as I feel that it is my responsibility to help contribute to my community.

Jake Rubin

Communications Officer – New York City

I wanted to join BTOB because Covid-19 has been such a strain on my life and everyone’s lives. Slowing the virus’s spread and flattening the curve is something I truly believe in and want to be a part of. When I learned BTOB’s mission included these goals, I knew I had to help.

David Rubin

Social Media Officer – New York City

I joined BTOB because I truly want to help people in New York receive masks and gain medical equipment that they need. I believe that with the help of BTOB we can slowly get rid of this virus and help people get their lives back together. I am so glad and grateful to be a part of BTOB.

Support Us:

Support us by donating to our GoFundMe

* is also a centralized platform for people or institutions to ask for help, and for people who have supplies to show that they want to donate. Additionally, it is a location for people to show that they have contributed to society.*