ONLINE DIRECTORY OF NATIONWIDE MASK REQUESTS FROM DEACONESS HEALTH: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask/Mask-Donations
MONTGOMERY: The Montgomery Police Department is taking donations for face masks. Arrange donations via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerypolice/
CULLMAN: Cullman Regional accepting handmade mask donations. Those wishing to donate can contact the Cullman Regional COVID-19 Information Line at 256-735-5530 or drop off items at the main entrance of the hospital.
PELHAM: Masks are needed for a licensed home daycare. I am open for essential workers and have children ages 2-5. My husband is a nurse at UAB, I want to be prepared in the event of a non PPE exposure or direct contact. So I need 6 children’s masks and two adult mask for myself and my assistant I would prefer masks with the elastic that goes around the head verses the ear or ties.
Please visit our Facebrook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/asksformasks and search on “Pelham” to find the poster and make contact.
MADISON AND HUNTSVILLE: Huntsville Hospital Foundation is accepting mask donations. Anyone can contact the Huntsville Hospital Foundation at (256) 265-8077 or email@example.com if they have any questions.Specifics and drop-off locations in article:
AUBURN-EAST ALABAMA: The group is encouraging anyone who would like to help the effort to join the Facebook group and reach out to them. The group also makes use of people to deliver masks and taking donations of supplies as well.
ATHENS: Those who wish to donate cloth masks to ALH should contact Felicia Lambert at 256-233-9290. INFORMATION: https://www.enewscourier.com/covid-19/cloth-creations-crafters-build-masks-for-health-care-workers/article_139e5632-70ff-11ea-94ee-7b4c64383e8f.html
HUNTSVILLE, AL: Huntsville Hospital needs protective masks.. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202465181025460/?fref=mentions
BIRMINGHAM: Volunteers making masks for local healthcare workers, If you don’t sew, volunteer to do something else. We are organizing drop off points to take our masks to the groups that we are working with and we will need people who can drive. We may need people in the future that can just cut material.
TUSCON: Banner Health seeking 100,000 homemade face mask donations. Donations can be made to Banner Health facilities in Phoenix. Those donating must follow donations instructions that include; placing the masks in a separate box, bag or container in your car’s trunk labeled “homemade masks” with the quantity enclosed. Please place other supplies for donation in a separate container. Pull into the donation line at one of the two locations below and remain in your car with the windows up. Open your trunk and a volunteer wearing gloves and a mask will remove your items to be donated.
Additional drop-off information, including mailing information, in the article: https://www.kgun9.com/news/coronavirus/banner-health-seeking-100-000-homemade-face-mask-donations
TUSCON: If you would like to donate or help Wilkins and the theater make masks, please reach out to the reporter on this story: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANCHORAGE: Anchorage officials are again asking people, businesses and medical providers to donate protective equipment “immediately,” including homemade masks. Anchorage Fire Department needs homemade masks, as long as they’re made of a “single layer of tightly-woven material,” like dish towels, bed sheets or anti-microbial pillowcases.
Homemade masks must be able to be washed and dried on high heat, and people should wash their hands and keep things clean when making them; don’t make them if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness, the city said. Packs of 25 or less can be placed in a clear ziplock bag, and all donations can be dropped off at CrossFit Alaska, 9191 Old Seward Highway, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week.
FAYETTEVILLE: Specifics in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512693278897085/
PHOENIX: Arizona Broadway Theatre’s mask makers also are offering ways for people to get involved by donating materials or sewing masks on their own.
The group said it needs ¼-inch, ⅛-inch or round elastic and lightweight cotton or cotton/poly blend fabric. Those wishing to donate materials can drop them off at the theater’s main entrance at 7701 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. The materials can be left at the front doors.
For those who want to sew their own masks, the group recommends this video produced by Deaconess hospitals at youtu.be/9tBg0Os5FWQ.
SAN DIEGO: Sharp Rees-Stealy began collecting cloth face coverings for use by its patients. Sharp said donations are accepted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions, please email SRS.Communications@sharp.com.
Link to CDC pattern recommendations and drop-off information in article: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/sharp-rees-stealy-accepting-mask-donations-for-patients-health-care-workers/2313875/
MARYSVILLE: Bi-County Public Health is now taking donations of fabric masks. Donations are being accepted at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 Eighth St., Marysville, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m.
SACRAMENTO: VA Northern California Health Care System needs masks. Anyone who wants to participate and donate should make sure the fabric they use is 100% cotton, and should prewash all fabric with hot water and dry on high heat to ensure pre-shrinkage.
Pattern and drop-off details in article: https://www.kcra.com/article/va-norcal-health-care-system-asks-homemade-mask-donations/32038714
SAN DIEGO: The Palomar Health network, which operates facilities from Poway to San Marcos, put out a call Monday for volunteers to sew cloth masks for healthcare workers. They were asking for 5,00 by Tuesday.
Link to instructions in article: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/palomar-health-asks-public-for-homemade-mask-donations/2296535/
FRESNO: The Community Medical Foundation is calling for an outpouring of support when it comes to donations of masks. The foundation says its hospitals are using 4,000-5,000 masks a day. Since the CDC recently allowed the use of homemade fabric masks for medical staff, the foundation is hoping that they can see an influx in donations – whether they are N95 or home-sewn.
Link to specifics in article: https://abc30.com/community-medical-foundation-masks-covid-19-coronavirus/6064133/
SANTA BARBARA: Those who would like to get involved or donate can visit www.justcopewithit.com/masks-on-a-mission. Local residents who would like to participate can also contact Ms. Balrom at email@example.com.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY: Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital is accepting donations. Links in article: https://www.santaynezvalleystar.com/sy-cottage-hospital-helping-with-donations-for-handmade-masks/
BERKELEY: Numerous organizations are requesting masks. Information in article: https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/03/27/if-you-can-sew-you-can-help-those-on-the-front-lines-of-the-covid-19-fight
PASO ROBLES: in coordination with a Facebook group called “Sew the Curve Flat” that is providing resources for sewers and facilities that need them. The NYC hospitals and facilities that were identified in need of mask donations are: Ontario ARC, Institute of Applied Human Dynamics, Montefiore Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “Our New York efforts are coordinated by Mariana of the Wicked Finch Farm in Pawling, NY.” Wickedfinchfarm.com.
The public is invited to make a donation to help fund the fabric donation. The owner’s contact is Cynthia Mann of Birch Fabrics at (415) 309-1901. Those who would like to donate time to sew masks can reach Ellie Kelley, Owner of The Breast Vest who is coordinating the sewers at (805) 674-1307.
Use the Deaconess pattern, linked in the article: https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/local-business-owners-and-seamstresses-team-up-to-create-masks-for-healthcare-workers/106317/
VENTURA: Both cloth masks and 3D printed face shields are needed. Information about groups working on project in the article: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2020/03/27/ventura-county-coronavirus-mask-donations-medical-workers-covid-19/5080820002/
SONOMA: Every Wednesday, from 1pm to 2 pm, the community center will also receive masks produced by members of the community, provided they are made from fabric that is new and 100 percent cotton. Elastic straps, cotton fabrics and bias tape will be available for curbside pick-up in the Sonoma Community Center parking lot behind the building for sewing volunteers as long as supplies last, and sewing patterns can be found online under the sonomacommunitycenter.org/philanthropyfacemasks.
Likewise, those in possession of elastic, 100-percent cotton fabric and thread and who are interested in donating to the cause can also drop off these materials at this time.
ARCATA, CALIFORNIA: Mad River Community Hospital is accepting donations M-F from noon-2 at the main entrance. They are in need of both masks and 3D printed face shields.
Facilities in need of masks can reach out to the Facebook Group, Humboldt Coronavirus Mask Makers, who has numerous efforts underway and needs volunteers as well..
Detailed information about this and other efforts in the article: https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2020/mar/26/locally-founded-facebook-group-sewing-homemade-med/
SACRAMENTO: Kaiser will accept donations of home-made masks. They say that will help them manage supplies of medical-grade masks for staff providing direct patient care. Home-made masks need to meet certain specifications in order to be effective. Link in article to specification and drop-off locations.
SAN DIEGO: A number of efforts underway are described in this article: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/health/story/2020-03-24/home-seamstresses-rush-to-sew-face-masks-but-hospitals-cant-use-them
SONOMA COUNTRY: The operators of Village Sewing Center in Santa Rosa invite people who sew to research online how to make scrap-fabric masks with pockets for a changeable filter. Homemade masks can be dropped off at the sewing store on Lewis Road.Rael, who invites potential donors of masks to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, sees this grassroots effort to get protective masks to nurses and others in health care as one of the little lights — “little lights of hope” — that shine at a very dark time.
FRESNO: Authorized Vac and Sew to give out sewing kits to make masks. Store owner Veronica Hitter says these masks are made with washable cotton, so healthcare workers can re-use them. “We’ve already had a nurse look at it to make sure that it is approved,” says Hitter “It will tie behind and we made real long ties so it could fit all different sizes.” The kits will come with enough materials to make up to 12 masks.
For those who do wish to help, Hitter says you can call and reserve a kit at the store at (559) 439-2560. Starting Monday the 23rd, employees will be answering the phones from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5233 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93710.
BAKERSFIELD: Adventist Health Bakersfield is in desperate need of face masks to protect its employees, according to a Houchin Community Blood Bank Facebook post Saturday.the hospital is in need of 5000 cotton masks.the post also asks the community to drop off the masks at the Houchin Donor Center during regualr business hours. They request you use the Deaconess pattern. Link is on the Patterns page (look in the Box link) or in the article. https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/adventist-hospital-bakersfield-in-desperate-need-of-face-masks-according-to-houchin-blood-bank
BAKERSFIELD: Omni Family Health is asking for cloth mask donations for our patients in need. You can make a difference by donating today; please contact them at email@example.com.
BAKERSFIELD: Clinica Sierra Vista in need of masks. To make a donation, call 661-428-9194. Donations can also be dropped off at any Clinica locations in Kern and Fresno counties.
GREELY: Weld County emergency officials and Banner Health are accepting homemade masks. The Weld County Office of Emergency Management is distributing donated personal protective equipment to first responders and hospitals in need. There is a high demand for surgical and isolation gowns. Pattern specifics and drop-off information in article:
FARMINGTON: San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington announced Wednesday it is accepting community donations of protective equipment. A mask constructed with two layers of tight flannel on the outside and tightly woven cotton on the inside – with the grain of the two fabrics aligned diagonally – is preferred. Anyone interested in sewing masks is asked to call Teresa Becker, manager of Volunteer Services, for a pattern. Becker can be reached at (505) 609-6156.
Centura Health is not accepting donations of homemade masks because they “should be only considered as a last resort.” But if people are interested in making them, they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a pattern and material details in the event that its policy changes.
Colorado Crafting for a Cause, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2323830191051779/ the online Facebook group that formed after wildfires began ravaging Australia, has turned its mask-making efforts to benefit workers at local nursing homes, memory care centers, hospitals, fire departments, doctors’ offices and others in need. The goal: 4,000. That’s the current local need for health care workers, Natelli said, adding that the need is growing quickly. Natelli was collecting not only masks but also donations of materials.
LOVELAND: Anyone who is interested in making masks or in donating other supplies to health facilities can reach out to Erin Roe at 970-690-3231.
WATERBURY: Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center is requesting mask donations.Drop-off at the front radiation check-in window of the Center, which is located at 1075 Chase Parkway in Waterbury. The window will be open and accepting donations Monday thru Friday between 7:30 AM and 5 PM.
MIDDLETOWN: We are currently in need of a specific type of homemade mask that can be used as a cover for hospital surgical masks.
Please see the guidelines in the article and use only the fabric supplied by Middlesex. Thank you for your generosity!
HARTFORD: Trinity Health Of New England is grateful to the community for your generous outpouring of support during these unprecedented times. We are accepting donations for homemade surgical-style masks.
Information in article about pattern and fabric: https://www.trinityhealthofne.org/body.cfm?id=4371&fr=true
NEW HAVEN: Yale New Haven Health has put a call out asking anyone who knows how to sew or is willing to sew to make face masks for the health workers, caregivers, patients, and community.
Instructions and drop-off information in the article: https://www.wtnh.com/news/health/coronavirus/yale-new-haven-hospital-sends-urgent-call-out-for-publics-help-making-delivering-face-masks/
MANCHESTER-ANDOVER: homemade cotton masks will be given to the workers with the least risk of exposure, such as the Community Emergency Response Team, and collected commercial masks will go to first responders. Please use the Deaconess pattern.
Other health care organizations also are seeking donations of homemade masks and other equipment, including iCare Health Network, which operates skilled nursing facilities, including Touchpoints in Manchester. To donate, contact Sarah Hoyroyd at email@example.com.
Individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations able to donate materials for the mask are asked to fill out the online form at
HARTFORD: Hartford HealthCare will accept donations of homemade masks, as well as store-bought items in their original, unopened packaging, including disposable head covers, gowns, face masks and gloves; N95 respirator face masks; face-shields and goggles; coveralls and scrubs; shoe covers; disinfection wipes and liquids; and hand cleaners. Those who want to donate should email COVIDDonations@HHCHealth.org to set a drop-off time.
Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman Rebecca Stewart said that the hospital will share face-mask patterns on hartfordhealthcare.org/ppe, adding that “there is a strict protocol in place to review and evaluate all donated items to ensure the safety of our colleagues.
Cadia Healthcare in Pike Creek asked for 1,000. Forwood Manor, an independent, assisted living and short term nursing care facility in Wilmington, has asked for 2,000. Foulk Manor has asked for 1,500.
PALM BEACH: The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is seeking masks for childcare providers. The Early Learning Coalition tried to go through the county emergency operations center for masks, but that supply is being prioritized for health care workers and first responders, he said.
Those who would like to donate masks can call Eldridge at 561-214-5151.
ORLANDO: Orlando Health is seeking donations of homemade masks. Instructions and donation information in article: https://www.orlandohealth.com/covid-19/donations-with-locations#/COVID+19+Donation+Locations/
PINELLAS COUNTY: Pinellas County is now accepting donat The face coverings will be collected and donated to the county’s vulnerable populations.ions of clean, homemade cloth face coverings.
Pinellas County will maintain boxes for the cloth face coverings at the donation sites and distribute to community groups for distribution to vulnerable populations. Groups willing to assist with distribution or coordination of a large donation can email EMA@pinellascounty.org
Drop-off information in article: https://www.tbnweekly.com/coronavirus/article_0ca015ca-8278-11ea-8db3-7bdbea543722.html
TAMPA: Tampa General needs about 10,000 homemade cloth masks. To make the masks, donors should follow the CDC guidelines and use a double layer of unused machine-washable cotton. You can find further guidelines and step-by-step mask tutorials linked in the article.
Those who wish to donate can do so starting next week by visiting the hospital’s drop-off location at 1 Davis Boulevard in Tampa. Hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People can also donate masks through the mail by sending them to Tampa General Hospital, Attn: Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: Hillsborough County is accepting donations of homemade masks to help residents prepare for an order expected Thursday requiring all residents to wear a face covering when out in public. Supplies can be dropped off at the former Sears Automotive shop at 250 Westshore Plaza in Tampa. The site is manned by volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
PINELLAS COUNTY: Johns Hopkins All Children’s accepting hand-sewn mask donations Donations can be brought to the the hospital’s Central Energy Plant, located at 461 8th Avenue South (loading dock on the east side of the building) Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For questions, call 727-767-4446.
NAPLES: You can drop off PPE donations to the NCH Central Campus located at 2157 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109.
Instruction in article: https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41961031/want-to-make-face-masks-for-medical-professionals-heres-how
MELBOURNE: Members of the public and business owners who would like to donate homemade masks to help in the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are welcome to do so.
Specific instructions and drop-off information in the article: https://spacecoastdaily.com/2020/03/health-first-receives-generous-support-now-accepting-face-mask-donations-at-distribution-center-in-melbourne/
JACKSONVILLE: Messenger said her group is in need of additional volunteers and materials. Anyone who wants to help can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Mull with QuiltFest Inc. says anyone interested in helping make masks can contact her at Quiltfestprez@gmail.com.
Information and links to drop-offs in article: https://news.wjct.org/post/northeast-florida-quilters-craft-medical-masks-local-hospitals-nursing-homes
LOWER KEYS-KEY WEST: I can handle pickups and requests from Big Pine to Key West,” Vaughan said.”But if someone is starting groups in Marathon and the Upper Keys, I’m happy to help them coordinate their efforts and provide information and patterns.
Vaughan established an email address to take requests for masks at ConchRepublicMedMasks@gmail.com. Sushi’s contact info for requests as well as donations of material and/or money to continue the production is available through the Venmo phone app or Venmo.com under the account called KeyWest801Girls
NAPLES – MARCO ISLAND: Lee Health and NCH are accepting masks. Details in article: https://www.naplesnews.com/story/life/2020/03/26/volunteers-rally-make-face-masks-combat-shrinking-reserves/2911045001/
OCOEE: Looking for sewing ladies or groups making masks. I’ve my first local “ask”! There is a National FB “asks for masks” page and I’ve started a local Nextdoor app with the same title. Please contact me. I’ve got a couple patterns from big name hospitals. Look also for supplies to donate… bread ties or similar, pellon non woven fabric, baby flannel, tightly woven 100% cotton fabric. Extra special would be mask filters you might have purchased… before we knew we health folks don’t need them. If your group is already doing this, please contact email@example.com to make the connection.
ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: Volunteers needed to sew: https://www.facebook.com/groups/armyofmasksGreaterOrlandoCentralFlorida/
MARIETTA: There is a need to provide Cobb Elections staff with homemade cloth masks. The Cobb County Elections Office needs a total of 1,400 before the June 9 election to help protect poll workers. Starting May 4, the elections office, located at 736 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta, will have a donation bin at its entrance from noon to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Donated masks need to be in a plastic bag and placed in the bin.
ATHENS: The Mask Making for Athens Healthcare Workers group is seeking volunteers. Reach the group on Facebook at “Mask Making for Athens Area Healthcare Workers” for those interested in making masks.
WARNER ROBBINS: Hands of Grace Free Medical Clinic is asking people in the community for donations of handmade medical masks. Hands of Grace says they are in need of at least 50 masks right now. However other clinics and hospitals are in need of these masks as well.
Their preferred pattern and drop-off locations in the article: https://41nbc.com/2020/03/23/homemade-medical-masks/
HABERSHAM: Volunteers are making masks for local hospitals, nursing homes, and first responders as soon as possible. They still need people who can sew or donate material like fabric.
TANNER HOSPITAL, CARROLTON:
We will have a drop box by Monday at the Dixie Street entrance at Tanner in Carrollton, as well as at the entrance to the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum on Bradley St in Carrollton. We can also schedule a personal pickup. If you need the fabric and elastic, or would like to schedule a pick up- please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER in GAINESVILLE Georgia is looking for masks!
NGHS Foundation will be accepting community donations and working to coordinate their distribution with key stakeholders. All potential donations, whether monetary or goods and services, should be directed to the Staci Tunkel at the Foundation. Call 770-219-8098 or email email@example.com.
LIHU‘E: donate fabric for other people to use to create face masks, they can drop it off to our warehouse,” located on Kuhio Highway across from the Lihu‘e Theater senior apartments. She continued: “This week we are getting more elastic, and (more) early next week. Those are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we always run out when they get here. Also, people can call the store, (come in) four at a time and use our large classroom to sew together if they want to make face masks as a group while practicing social distancing because our room is pretty large.”
Organizations that would like to request masks can do so by e-mailing DFW at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 246-2739.
HONOLULU: Donations can be dropped of at the can be dropped off at the Father Damien Statue at the State Capitol TODAY. For more information, call Jack James at 386-8608.
HONOLULU: Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is asking for public aid. People can drop off items at the hospital’s front entrance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation receipts are available. For questions, please call Julia Ramos, Fund Development & Volunteer Program Manager, at 808-881-4420 or via email at JRamos2@queens.org.
Link to preferred pattern in the article: https://bigislandnow.com/2020/03/25/big-island-hospital-seeks-ppe-donations/
MAUI: The fabric masks that people are making in their homes can be washed, but this mask cannot,” says Oberg. “So we are assembling them with our volunteer team in one location. Seabury Hall has opened up their facilities to us. It’s easier for us to maintain a more sterile environment that way. We have specific requirements for volunteers. Work stations are 6 feet apart, no more than 10 people to a work space, no one in their home can be showing signs of illness, they must wear PPE when working, hand-washing every hour. We will continue to add recommended sterile production requirements from our consulting doctors.”
If you want to volunteer contact their coordinator Julie MacMillan, at email@example.com. They need both people who can sew, and those who don’t, to cut materials, glue, and help keep things organized.
GOODING: North Canyon Medical Center is seeking mask donations. The medical center is hoping for five hundred masks donated within this week. It is requested that those making cloth masks should have the front and back side different colors.
No pattern or drop-off info in article. If you are in the area and can find out more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information.
BONNERS FERRY: For those wanting to donate masks to the Boundary Community Hospital, they need to put them in ziploc bags and label how many masks are in the bag. They can be dropped off at Outpatient Services in a bin between the doors. Caregivers for elderly who would like a mask can contact Callie’s Niche or Bev Hokanson 208-267-5355.
INFORMATION: For more information or supplies, contact Callie’s Niche at 208-267-1583 or find them on Facebook.
SANDPOINT: Bonner General Health needs masks. Donations can be dropped off at the hospital’s Third Avenue entrance by the gift shop. Questions should be directed to Terri Hull, materials director, at 208-265-1159 or Terri.email@example.com.
IDAHO FALLS: Idaho Falls Sewing Sisters. Dozens of people have stepped up to volunteer, and hundreds of masks have been made. The group currently has received requests for nearly 4,000 masks. Places requesting masks include urgent care centers, pediatric centers, Life Flight and nursing homes.
Similar efforts are gaining steam in the Treasure Valley. A “Medical Mask Sewing Group” is making handmade masks “to help our medical community in the Treasure Valley and across the U.S.,” said the group’s Facebook page. Founder Karissa Simmons Patterson has also started a GoFundMe page.
Join the Facebook group to get involved.
MORRIS: Morris Hospital is seeking donations of cloth masks. Finished masks should be placed in a closed plastic bag along with the donor’s full name, address, and phone number and dropped off at the main entrance of the hospital on weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. An in-kind donation receipt will be available at the time of drop off. Any questions about the masks can be sent to Contact Us on the hospital website: morrishospital.org
Links to patterns in article: https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2020/04/29/morris-hospital-seeks-cloth-mask-donations/abi7qk/
NORMAL: Faith in Action Bloomington-Normal is in need of mask donations for seniors served by the organization and its volunteers. The nonprofit group needs masks for all 650 seniors and 400 volunteers.
Mask donations can be delivered to the Faith in Action office at 600 E. Willow St. Suite 201, in Normal. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. People can call the office at 309-827-7780 for curbside drop-off.
WINNETKA-GLENCOE: The Volunteer Center is helping enlist volunteers to make 300 masks and 150 surgical caps for healthcare providers. Drop-off information and links to patterns in article.
NAPERVILLE: Edward Hospital in Naperville is asking for donations of cloth masks. anyone with sewing skills who would like to donate masks can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who have masks can also drop them off between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Edward Hospital loading docks. The loading docks at Edward Hospital are on Osler Drive just to the west of the south parking garage.
CHICAGO: Mayor Lori Lightfoot is launching a new initiative Tuesday to encourage Chicago’s most vulnerable residents to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative is citywide cloth mask drive called, “Chicago Together! Make a Mask, Give a Mask, Wear a Mask.”Mayor Lightfoot is asking residents to make and donate homemade cloth masks that will be provided to Chicago’s vulnerable population in homeless shelters, community health clinics and more.
Mask donations will be accepted for the program with drop-off locations available across the city. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning Saturday April 25 through Saturday May 16.
For drop-off locations, visit Chicago.gov/coronavirus. The masks can be made from recycled cloth, such as T-shirts, bandanas, jeans, thick cotton and other breathable fabrics.
SCHUYLER COUNTY: Schuyler County Health Department (SCHD) is reaching out to request homemade face mask donations.SCHD at 233 N Congress St in Rushville, Illinois is the collection site for donations Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Officials state there is a collection box at the front entrance with copies of a pattern that has a filter insert pocket.
Link to CDC mask pattern in article: https://wgem.com/2020/04/15/schuyler-county-health-department-asks-for-mask-donations/
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY: The Champaign-Urbana Health District is looking for masks donations to give to essential business employees that interact with the public. Pattern linked in article. No drop-off info provided.
ROCKFORD: Mercyhealth to accept homemade mask donations. Collection sites have been set up at the visitor representative welcome centers at each of their hospital main lobbies. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Collection sites include Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside and Javon Bea Hospital–Rockton.
Link to pattern in article: https://wrex.com/2020/04/09/mercyhealth-to-accept-homemade-mask-donations/
PARIS: Horizon Health will gladly accept donations of sewn masks. Instructions and drop-off information in the article: https://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/horizon-health-accepting-sewn-face-masks/article_01370041-adb3-591b-82c3-51ad2812877f.html
LAKE COUNTY: Lake County volunteers sewing cloth face masks for health care personnel and other professionals during the current crisis are seeking fabric donations.
They also need help from companies with industrial sewing machines. Fabric can be dropped off at Lakes Apothecary, 404 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein.
For more information, email email@example.com.
WOODSTOCK: Hearthstone Communities posted on its Facebook page that the facility was using surgical mask covers to extend the life of their masks. Instructions were included for people interested in making the covers.
Senior Care Volunteer Network is handling collection and distribution of masks in McHenry County. “We are accepting homemade masks and distributing them by appointment,” Schrempf said. “People can call our main office voicemail at 815-455-3120, and we will get these masks to the people who need them.”
They are using the Deaconess pattern.
WINNEBAGO: Toni’s Pizza IS ffering a free large one-topping pizza when customers donate 10 sewn facial masks.
PORTAGE PARK: Group seeking sewers and donations to make masks, especially elastic. Donations to help cover the expenses can be made at www.freefunder.com (search “Fabric Masks for COVID19”), or https://www.freefunder.com/campaign/fabric-masks-for-covid19
CHAMPAGNE-URBANA: Carle is accepting donations of sewn masks to be used by non-clinicians who aren’t directly involved in providing patient care. If you have nimble fingers and a sewing machine and other supplies at hand you can make masks for Carle following the directions in the video below. Afterwards, just pack 25 masks in each sealed Ziploc bag, and schedule a pick-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You won’t even have to leave your home to drop off the masks.
JACKSONVILLE: For information on how to help, including making masks, people can call Time Square Sewing Complex at 217-245-5445 and Fox will do what she can to help the would-be helpers: https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Donations-fight-pandemic-1-stitch-at-a-time-15158088.php
BUNKER HILL: Donations to Anderson Hospital in Maryville can be dropped off at First Baptist Church Maryville, 7110 State Route 162, Maryville. The collection bin will be inside the main entrance Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. starting Monday, March 30th.
Also, the Carlinville Area Hospital is accepting donations of PPE and handmade masks. Items can be dropped off at the hospital’s entry screening area between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day. For large donations, call 217-854-3141, Ext. 264, ahead of time to make arrangements.
HAMILTON COUNTY: Hamilton Memorial Hospital is asking for the public’s help. Pattern specifics are linked in the article. If you would like to make a mask/masks donation to Hamilton Memorial Hospital, call Bethany Reyling, Marketing & PR Manager at (618) 838-0857 to arrange a time for drop off.
URBANA: Carle Hospital in Urbana is accepting sewn non-clinical masks right now. Carle says it does have enough surgical masks and other PPE for their medical providers who are in direct contact with patients, but it’s taking mask donations to give to people in non-clinical roles at Carle locations. Those people are just as in need of that added layer of protection.
Carle will schedule pick up for packages of sewn masks from porches within Champaign and Vermilion counties. Volunteers must bundle masks in sealed zip lock bag in loads of 25. Pick up must be arranged by emailing email@example.com
Details in the article: https://www.wcia.com/news/hospital-accepting-mask-donations/
QUINCY: If you are interested in making masks, contact Blessing’s Volunteer Services Office at (217) 223-8400, ext. 6820 or 6821 to pick up a packet. Packets will include fabric and instructions on how to make the masks. Volunteers will need a sewing machine and thread. There will be a dropbox for the homemade masks at Blessing Hospital’s circle driveway at 11th & Broadway.
EFFINGHAM: For those who wish to make masks, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has established criteria that must be followed. For precise directions and videos on making masks with elastic straps or with cotton straps where no elastic is needed, visit stanthonyshospital.org/covid-donate. Donated masks must also be bundled in no more than 25 increments in a sealed zip-close bag.
Volunteers should follow the state’s Stay Home Order and should not leave their homes to purchase supplies but please consider donating if you already have supplies at home.
As of Tuesday, March 24, a container will be located in front of the main lobby entrance on Maple Street, and labeled for mask donation. Drive up the circle drive and drop bundled masks into the slot.
MASCOUTAH: St. Elizabeth’s hospital needs masks. Please DO NOT drop off the masks at the hospital. The hospital has partnered with Scott Credit Union, who have graciously agreed to be the drop-off sites. Locations of drop-offs as well as preferred pattern linked in article: https://www.heraldpubs.com/2020/03/23/hshs-st-elizabeths-hospital-accepting-donations-of-sewn-non-clinical-face-masks/
CENTRAL ILLINOIS-DECATUR hospitals are seeking donations of masks. On Thursday, Decatur Memorial and HSHS St. Mary’s will be accepting donated masks at the Decatur Civic Center. The collections of the masks will be from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
HSHS St. John’s, Memorial Health System, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach and SIU Medicine will be accepting donations Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Collections will continue in Springfield on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Friday April 3.
Springfield donations of masks should be delivered to Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach at 4930 LaVerna Road in Springfield.
OAKLAWN: St. Gerald’s Church in Oak Lawn is launching a community initiative to make fabric face masks for health care workers, seniors and other risk persons with compromised immunity. St. Gerald parishioner Lydia Blachowicz is asking quilters and sewers to dig into their stash of fabric and start sewing.
A collection box for completed masks has been set up in the vestibule at Oak Lawn Village Hall, 9446 S. Raymond Ave., on the west side of the building by the police entry. (Please put the masks in plastic bags.) For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred pattern and more information in the article: https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/community-face-mask-makers-needed-coronavirus-shortage
GIBSON COUNTY: The North Gibson School Corporation is asking the community to help them prepare for the fall semester by donating masks and cloth material. Officials say they have 2,000 students and are asking for 1,500 pediatric sized and 1,500 adult sized masks. People are also able to drop off material for masks in the event they can’t make them on their own
Drop-off information in article: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/north-gibson-school-corporation-asking-for-mask-donations/
RICHMOND: The Wayne County Health Department is accepting cloth mask donations ahead of a May 2 giveaway. The health department plans to distribute masks 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at its new office, 100 S. Fifth St. Masks are intended for local small businesses and workers who will soon be returning to work after novel coronavirus COVID-19 shutdowns, but anyone is welcome. Masks will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis until the supply runs out. The department will utilize a drive-up system. Those attending should enter the health department’s parking lot from South Fifth Street. After receiving masks, drivers should exit into the alley west of the building.
Anyone who would like to donate cloth masks prior to the distribution should call Dan Burk or Angela McDaniel at 765-973-9245.
JASPER: The Dubois County Health Department continues to collect donations of homemade, cloth face masks.he Dubois County Health Department continues to collect donations of homemade, cloth face masks. Donations should be placed in the drop box located inside the double doors at the health department — 1187 S St Charles St, Jasper — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TERRA HAUTE: The Vigo County Health Department says the community’s support is helping provide masks for those in need. Donations are still being accepted.
FORT WAYNE: Parkview Health has partnered with the community to sew face masks for patients and is now sharing directions for volunteers. Once complete, all masks can be delivered to the main lobby desk at either Parkview Whitley, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City, or Parkview Warsaw, 1355 Mariners Drive, Warsaw, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Donated masks will be laundered by Hospital Laundry Service before they are distributed. Parkview cannot accept fabric donations at this time.
Email Make-a-Mask@parkview.com with any questions about the mask-making or donation process.
KENDALLVILLE: Parkview Health will have kits available for pickup TOMORROW MORNING. more kits would be available Thursday morning. In the meantime, they are also still accepting other mask donations.
Information in article: https://www.kpcnews.com/article_b87c2c7a-4094-59b3-9c0b-cd5bafed774c.html
INDIANAPOLIS: Franciscan health, Community Health and IU Health need masks. Pattern specifics in the article.
Receptacles for the handmade masks are located at:
Franciscan Health Indianapolis (8111 S. Emerson Ave.) [franciscanhealth.org] at the Main Entrance (Entrance 12) on the east side of the campus and the Center for Women and Children (Entrance 2).
Franciscan Health Mooresville [franciscanhealth.org] (1201 Hadley Road) at the Professional Center (Entrance 7).
INDIANAPOLIS: On the website for PPE donations for Community Health Network, they show you how to donate to the cause. They also have a link to their CDC safety standards.
GOSHEN: Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds, the Elkhart Police Department or at her warehouse behind the jail at 26861 C.R. 26.
INDIANAPOLIS: On the website for PPE donations for Community Health Network, they show you how to donate to the cause. They also have a link to their CDC safety standards.
BATESVILLE: Margaret Mary Health is requesting anyone with a sewing machine and the ability to sew to help make cloth face masks for our patients and their families,” explained Sheri Brougher, MMH director of marketing and business development. Instructions for making masks can be found at mmhealth.org/covid-19.
In Batesville, donations can be dropped off from noon-5 p.m. at Miss Shannon’s Music Studio, 121 Shopping Village, Suite A. In Versailles, donations can be dropped off at The Quilter’s Nook, 82 Hill St., on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-4 p.m.
For volunteers who have already made face masks that don’t follow the specifications outlined on the website, those donations are still appreciated. Questions can be emailed to Mary Dickey at email@example.com.
RICHMOND: Reid Health has announced that it is accepting donations of hand-made face masks. Donations will be accepted at the hospital’s main entrance for outpatient care from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reid staff will come to your vehicle to collect the masks.
Reid’s website has detailed instructions about how to make the masks at www.reidhealth.org/making-masks.
In addition, Nancy’s Fancys Sewing Corner at 1446 N.W. Fifth St. will collect mask donations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday that will be passed on to Reid.
Joann Fabric and Craft Store at the Wal-Mart Plaza, 3527 E. Main St., has free tools, supplies and guidance for making face masks. They are available at the in-store Creator’s Studios area.
COLUMBUS: Angie Behrman, owner of Sew Crazy, 5520 25th St, Columbus is spear-heading the effort for Columbus Regional Health. Those interested in helping make masks may call her shop at (812) 418-8200.
CEDAR RAPIDS: NAMI Linn County is asking for cloth face mask donations. The Executive Director says she is grateful to those who have responded to the request of 50 masks and, they are asking for another 50 masks so each resident has a spare one. She says she plans to deliver the first batch of masks to facilities in need by Friday, April 24. If that goes well, Nami also asking for an additional 138 masks for two other local facilities.
ANKENY: City of Ankeny requests homemade masks for essential public workers. Please drop donations off at the Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters located at 120 NW Ash Drive. There is a bin for donations in the vestibule. If you have any questions about the homemade masks or personal protective equipment requested, please contact Deputy Chief Frank Prowant at 515-965-6472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IOWA FALLS: Hansen Family Hospital is seeking mask donations. Homemade masks must follow specifications distributed by the MercyOne network. Those specifications can be found here. Mask donations for the hospital can be dropped off in Iowa Falls at Dale Howard Auto Center.
DALLAS COUNTY: Dallas County Hospital is accepting hand-sewn masks. DCH requests that the fabric used is clean 100 percent cotton and a softer material. Masks should be constructed with a double layer for protective purposes. Both tie and elastic loops are acceptable. If elastic is used, it should be latex free. A stiff bendable wire is also desirable for better protection as long as it is washable and will not puncture the material or injure the wearers face. There are many templates online that can be used. Please use one that provides adequate face coverage for an adult. Please see the image in the article.
Call Macinzie at 515-465-7516 ahead of time to make arrangements for delivery to Dallas County Hospital.
DES MOINES: UnityPoint Health and Broadlawns Medical Center are now accepting homemade masks and have instructions available on their websites but stress that any pattern meeting regulations can be used to make these masks. The only guideline is that the masks must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric and thread.
Drop-off information in the article: https://whotv.com/news/how-to-donate-homemade-face-masks-for-iowa-health-care-workers/
AUDUBON: Three styles of masks that are needed. One is the standard rectangular shape, one is a more triangular mask that is shaped to cover N95 respirators, and one is a pediatric sized mask. The safety of our patients, staff, and community is a top priority. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and reused.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics will post instructions for how to make the masks on the hospital website and Facebook page. If you need instructions provided to you in another way, please contact the hospital. Masks can be dropped off at the main entrance with the person screening patients and visitors at the screening booth. If community members would like someone to meet them at their vehicle, they can call ahead, and a staff member can collect the masks from the vehicle.
WATERLOO: The community is asked to make and donate masks to be used in areas of indirect patient care to preserve supplies. A pattern and instructions on making the masks are available at www.unitypoint.org/help. If you’ve already made masks using another pattern, UnityPoint will still accept them. Mask-making supplies may also be donated.
CLARINDA: Clarinda business owner is seeking the public’s help in meeting the demand for protective masks from numerous service providers. Mask pattern and a tutorial video is available from the Handcart Quilting and Repair Facebook page. For more information, you can call Ann Taylor at 712-542-1290.
DES MOINES, IOWA: Mercy in Cedar Rapids, Regional Medical Center in Manchester and Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines have also asked for homemade masks.
MercyOne Des Moines released a statement Sunday saying that they are not currently accepting hand-sewn face masks.
CEDAR RAPIDS: Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke’s are asking for masks. There are links to specific patterns/directions for each organization in the article – please check their requirements before you start sewing!
You can drop off masks at Mercy Medical Center 10th St. entrance. Corbin says staff will be there from 8 am to 5 pm every single day. “They’re willing to take those masks so people don’t have to come into the hospital, they can just walk in and drop them off,” explained Corbin.
St. Luke’s Foundation address is: 855 A Ave. NE, Suite 105, Cedar Rapids. It is located in a medical office building across from St. Luke’s Hospital. This building is open on the weekends from 9 – 11 a.m. and during regular business hours weekdays. There will be a box near the Foundation for the masks to be dropped off.
IOWA RIVER: Iowa River Hospice and Iowa River Veterans Home need masks, snacks, and food donations. Donations will be accepted starting MONDAY. Donations should be delivered to Iowa River Hospice at 502 Plaza Heights Rd. The Veterans Center needs masks with either ribbons or elastic. Donations may be shipped to IVH, 1301 Summit St., Marshalltown, IA, 50158. More information in the article: https://www.timesrepublican.com/news/todays-news/2020/03/hospice-iowa-veterans-home-in-need-of-face-masks/
EMPORIA: Newman Regional Health requests mask donations. Interested individuals can help in one of two ways: sewing face masks for patients out of fabric, and sewing covers for N95 masks for health care workers. There is an immediate need for both. Newman Regional Health needs approximately 1,021 N95 covers per week. Patient masks are required to be made of 100 percent cotton or 100 percent flannel. Mask covers must be made of surgical drape.
Anyone who would like to help, or has questions about sewing the masks, is asked to contact Newman Regional Health’s Volunteer Coordinator, Deborah Storrer, at 343-6800 ext. 22525 or email@example.com
A centralized location for pick up and donations has been made available by Emporia Main Street from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members are instructed to use the clear garage door on Eighth Avenue, next to the butterfly mural. Call 340-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to pickup or dropoff to make arrangements.
MANHATTAN: The facilities say they will take donations of homemade fabric masks, but they ask that you make them with three layers of cotton fabric only, and can have ear-loop elastics or fabric tie-backs. Please do not add a layer of polypropylene to the mask, as it will disintegrate in the sterilization process the masks must go through before use.
For more information on where to drop off supplies, contact Tina Rockhold at email@example.com.
SHAWNEE MISSION: Johnson County will be collecting cloth mask donations at the Johnson County Administration building, 111 Cherry Street, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
OLATHE: Johnson County Med Act is collecting donations of homemade masks in buckets as a precaution. Johnson County Med Act is collecting donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at their Med Act station located at 205 S Flaming Rd, Olathe, KS.
JOHNSON COUNTY: Johnson County will begin accepting donated cloth masks at the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe. All donations can be dropped off in room 201 in the lower level, during business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some businesses are offering free fabric to make masks. For more information, call 913-715-1041.
TOPEKA: Interested individuals can help in one of two ways: sewing face masks for patients out of fabric, and sewing covers for N95 masks for healthcare workers. Newman says they are in urgent need for both; they say they need about 1,021 N95 covers each week. Patient masks are required to be made of 100% cotton of 100% flannel. Mask covers must be made of surgical drape, which is available to pick up on 8th avenue in Emporia, next to the butterfly mural.
Requirements and preferred pattern linked in article: https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Newman-Regional-Health-seeks-community-support-with-mask-donations–569039601.html
If you are making a mask and want to send it to NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER. For drop off, contact Lori Janzing, director of materials management at 316-804-6220.
Health Ministries contact number is (316) 283-6103.
MURRAY: nursing homes have been overwhelmingly eager to receive these donations. For those interested in helping Johnson and her group create masks, she can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY: Homemade masks can be delivered to the St. Elizabeth Grief Center at 483 South Loop Road in Edgewood on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the instructions below if you want to start a mask-making project.
GEORGETOWN: Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery and Crafts is located at 228 East Main Street in Georgetown is accepting donations. More information in article: https://foxlexington.com/news/local/respiratory-therapy-student-makes-medical-masks-to-help-with-shortage
DANVILLE-BOYLE COUNTY: Join the Facebook group for more information: Masks For Our Healthcare Workers Danville/Boyle County. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2632422163746919/
EAST FELICIANA PARISH: Dr. Ewell Bicham fears if help does not arrive soon, medical workers may stop showing up for work due to a lack of protective gear. Other essential workers in the rural community are desperate for PPE in addition to health care workers.
Donations are welcome and appreciated. You can call the coroner’s office at (225) 831-1501.
NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans City Council has partnered with the Mayor’s Office and the City’s Department of Health to launch a centralized website for resources and donations for cloth face coverings called “SewDat.” The website provides a location where citizens, nonprofits and businesses can donate cloth face coverings to non-medical, essential employees at grocery stores, restaurants, bus and taxi drivers, volunteers staffing food pantries, and meal distribution centers.
In addition, the website will offer a place for residents to purchase cloth face coverings, limiting competition for N95 and surgical masks, which are in high demand and short supply for health care professionals and other first-responders in Louisiana.
The website will also provide instructions to residents interested in sewing or creating a mask with supplies at home. SewDat.com has a list of local businesses and individuals selling face coverings to the general public. If you or your organization would like to be added to the business directory, visit sewdat.com/add-provider. To donate cloth face coverings to non-medical essential workers, go to www.sewdat.com.
SLIDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL wants to put community volunteers to work making cloth masks that will be given to patients returning home in quarantine after treatment for the coronavirus or who are immune-deficient.
Drop-off for the masks is at the business development center at 1111 Gause Blvd., away from the main hospital. Message through the hospital Facebook page or call (985) 280 8689 and schedule a time for someone to meet you for pickup.
LAFAYETTE GENERAL: If you’d like to donate to a patient and you live in the Lafayette area, both A&A Sewing Center and Lola Pink Fabrics have agreed to be a drop-off station. Direct Message them on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteGeneral/?tn-str=k*F&hc_location=group_dialog
BATON ROUGE GENERAL: Baton Rogue General will begin accepting donations MONDAY. Drop-off locations in the article along with a link to their preferred pattern. https://www.wbrz.com/news/wbrz-baton-rouge-general-accepting-homemade-masks-starting-monday/
Several efforts are underway as outlined in this article: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/24/crafters-make-masks-to-bolster-dwindling-hospital-supplies/
CHARLES COUNTY: The Department of Emergency Services and the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services are seeking donations of cloth masks. Residents and businesses that wish to donate may coordinate drop-off or pickup by calling 301-609-3435, or by emailing DESdonations@CharlesCountyMD.goV
HARFORD-BALTIMORE: While Anita Schatz has a small army of volunteers that she is organizing to help, extra hands are always welcome and donations, both materials and money are always appreciated. To lend a hand you can go to Angel Gowns by Baba on Facebook, email email@example.com or call 410-817-4659
Schatz and her fellow volunteers are not the only local people taking this need into their own hands. Countless individuals in Harford County and the surrounding areas like Debbie Phelan of Havre de Grace have jumped onboard and groups like Making Masks for Maryland started by Jenny Krista of Belcamp offer information for those looking to get involved.
The University of Maryland Medical System, which operates Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, lists information on its website at umms.org/masks, about how to make masks appropriate for use in their medical facilities.
For the moment, Upper Chesapeake Health isn’t experiencing the shortages of personal protective equipment as other places in the country, said Martha Mallonee, a spokesperson for the health system.
The medical system is accepting cloth masks and some have already been dropped off, she said, noting the CDC’s recent guidance on the use of cloth masks in certain settings.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTRY: UM Prince George’s Hospital Center needs elastic bands to make facial masks for staff in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The elastic bands have to be unused and 1/4 inches in width. To donate, contact Dernoga at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of the members of his team will pick them up. Package the elastic bands in a resealable plastic bag and place the bag in your mailbox or outside your door.
BALTIMORE: Facebook groupSsMillion Masks Mayday MD, and said there is at least one other similar group in the state, Sew Masks Central Maryland — Annapolis and Surrounding Counties need volunteers and donations: https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-doctors-nurses-needing-supplies-20200327-iwpf3fd3k5ddzaapumujnmnz5e-story.html
ANNE ARUNDEL: volunteers can drop them off curbside at Anne Arundel Medical Center on Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at AAMC’s Belcher Pavilion Circle, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis. All donations will be accepted at this time and location.
Specific mask pattern/directions linked in article: https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/donations-homemade-face-masks-accepted-anne-arundel-hospital
MARYLAND: Volunteers need to both sew and deliver to hospitals. Materials are available for pick-up – more information in the article: https://www.somethingvintagerentals.com/sewing-and-donations/
EASTHAMPTON: Easthampton Health Department is asking for donations of cloth face coverings. drop them off in the lobby at the Public Safety Complex located at 32 Payson Avenue. Link to CDC patterns in article: https://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampshire-county/easthampton-health-department-asking-for-mask-donations/
BARNSTABLE: Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps is asking for masks and headbands that hold plastic face shields. Residents who own or have access to 3-D printers and are interested in creating and donating the headbands are asked to follow the FDA-approved design and printing specifications that can be found at designthatmatters.org/covid-19.
CANTON: Tufts Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, and Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Wakefield are among those accepting homemade mask donations.
More information go to the Everything Canton Facebook page for Harrington’s tutorial or other Facebook pages like Masks4Medicine
CONCORD: Emerson Hospital will accept donations of homemade masks and face shields to use in the event our supply is depleted. They are looking for masks AND 3D printed shields. More information in the article: https://www.emersonhospital.org/support-emerson/giving/covid-19-help
FRAMINGNAM: Mobilizing for Masks will start picking up donations on Thursday before delivering them to hospitals on Friday. If you want to donate, email email@example.com or visit the group’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/509095919732613/
SUTTON: Join the Facebook group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/944950622568433/
MEDFIELD, MA: We are looking for community involvement to sew simple masks, and trying to coordinate various efforts for efficiency.
Specific instructions and drop-off details in the article: https://patch.com/massachusetts/medfield/medfield-makes-masks-donate-drop-details
BOSTON: The Boston Area Mask Initiative Facebook group launched on Sunday and has since received 2,400 requests from medical workers, according to organizer Stephanie Cave. Within one day, the group, which partners with with Harvard Medical School’s volunteer COVID-19 response team, received a couple hundred mask donations. Cave expects donations to ramp up over the course of this week.
Homemade masks can be donated at the following locations: Sullivan’s Pharmacy, 1 Corinth St., Roslindale; Dorchester Stitch House, 846 Dorchester Ave., Boston; Gather Here Stitch Lounge at 1343 Cambridge St., Cambridge. Organizations in need of masks can request support from the Boston Area Mask Initiative.
Pattern specifics are linked in article: https://www.boston.com/news/health/2020/03/24/local-crafters-medical-masks
NEW BEDFORD: We need n95 or equivalent masks, face shields, fabric masks to be put over n95 or used with a filter insert in cases where n95s are not available. They can be mailed to: Bonnie Boerl, MD (neé Vallie) 216 North St New Bedford, MA 02740 OR
EMERSON HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL MA needs the support of its community to sew and provide appropriate masks so medical personnel are protected while they treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.The following link provides step-by-step instructions on how to make the mask approved by Emerson Hospital: https://buttoncounter.com/2018/01/14/facemask-a-picture-tutorial/
Additionally, please follow these instructions:
Use good quality, tightly woven cotton fabric (i.e. quilting fabric). – PLEASE DO NOT USE FLANNEL OR LINE THE MASK WITH ANYTHING.
Elastic should be sturdy enough to tolerate multiple laundering. – YOU MAY MAKE THEM WITH TIES IF ELASTIC IS IN SHORT SUPPLY.
PLEASE DO NOT ADD PIPE CLEANERS OR TWIST TIES TO THE MASK.
Delivery Instructions: Bring to Emerson Hospital’s main entrance and leave your items at the front desk. PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER TO JOANN FABRICS. WE MAY NOT GET THE MASKS.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOSTON-NEW ENGLAND: CJ Jensen is looking to end the shortage of protective gear for healthcare workers one stitch at a time and she is looking for others who can join her by donating fabric, cutting, and sewing face masks. “Between three clinics we have about 200 to 250 masks that need to be made in the next week and I imagine that number will grow,” she said. Anyone looking to pitch in with mask making efforts in Boston and New England is asked to fill out this form https://forms.gle/fT26vzU53Hd4pbPS7
ANN ARBOR,: Michigan Medicine is accepting handmade cloth masks for non-patient care staff and 3D printed mask adjuster bands that provide relief to the ears of clinical staff wearing masks around the clock. Donations can be made at U-M’s drive-up site Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Dock 90 of the U-M North Campus Research Complex at 2800 Plymouth Rd. Staff is also accepting shipments to that address at this time.
Links to patterns for both items in article:https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/2020/05/01/michigan-medicine-now-accepting-cloth-masks-3d-printed-mask-adjusters/
KEWEENAW: The mission is to produce 10,000 masks which will be distributed across Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties to organizations including hospital, law enforcement, nursing homes, package/mail delivery and local retail workers providing essential goods and services.
More information available on Facebook at Face-masks from the Keweenaw. https://www.facebook.com/groups/828502044317777/
GROSSE POINTE: Moran said masks are easy to make, but even so, people who don’t know how to sew also are invited to participate. Volunteers can cut wire, ribbons or ties for the masks, or donate fabric or money for fabric. Moran offered to share directions and tips on her Facebook page or via email at email@example.com.
DETROIT: St. Joseph Mercy Health System is accepting donated handmade, cotton face masks for health care workers to use on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak.
Drop-off info in article: https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/saint-joseph-mercy-health-system-accepting-homemade-mask-donations
SEBEWAING: Scheurer Hospital officials extended heartfelt appreciation for the recent donations of N95 masks and homemade masks, and will welcome mask donations for future use. Huron County and Tuscola County health departments are also distributing the masks.
To keep the effort going, donations of 100% cotton-woven fabric from non-smoking households is needed as well as one-eighths-inch elastic or quarter-inch elastic and double fold bias tape. “We can also use clean T-shirts or 100% cotton bedsheets,” Kelli said. “We are not being too fussy except that it must be from a non smoking home.”
She said the design and manufacturing of the homemade masks has to follow prescribed guidelines.
The community can drop off the donations at the Shaws’ home at 25 E. Sebewaing St., Sebewaing. They will share the fabric and elastic with other sewers in the area. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check with local JoAnn Fabrics as some stores have made up face mask kits that just have to be sewn. They are supplying the material and the elastic. Everything is precut. You just pick it up, sew it, and drop it back off.
They will bring them out to your car and they can be dropped back off when finished.
Those who are interested in helping to make masks can go to www.joann.com/make-to-give-response for details, and to coordinate delivery of donations contact Megan in materials management at 989-453-5247.
HURON: McLaren Thumb Region needs masks. Those interested in helping can call Nancy Elliott 989-658-8003. INFORMATION: https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Volunteers-donate-face-masks-during-shortage-15162035.php
CADILLAC: “Home-sewn masks are part of Munson Healthcare’s conservation efforts,” the health care system said in a news release on Wednesday. “Munson is requesting the approved pattern listed on its website designed to be worn over existing PPE supply to extend the life cycle of PPE equipment.”
Additionally, Munson announced dates and times when residents can donate supplies in their communities.
In Cadillac, residents can drop off supplies at the Rehabilitation Center at 300 Evart Street on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Family Health Care has also announced that their facilities are accepting donations of personal protective equipment and medical supplies, including homemade masks.
“Family Health Care asks that donated items be latex-free, new, unused and in original packaging. Hand-made masks must be made of new, unused material (a video tutorial is available on Family Health Care’s website,” a press release states.
Family Health Care has two clinics in the Cadillac News Coverage area; Cadillac (520 Cobb Street) and McBain (117 North Roland Street). Donation bins are in the entryway. The buildings are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are asked to stay six feet away from other people.
ALGONAC: Those who sew and would like to take part can email Evans at email@example.com or message the group on Facebook at facebook.com/thecarebagmovement.
IONIA: Ionia County and Sparrow Medical Group are asking residents who sew to make and donate face masks as they prepare to deal with COVID-19.
Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Sparrow Orthopedic Rehabilitation at 537 W Main St. in Ionia
Link to the specific pattern they want to use in the article: https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/ionia/ionia-county-sparrow-health-asking-for-homemade-mask-donations
LANSING: Sparrow Hospital is accepting mask donations at Eastern High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is also other drop off locations around the City of Lansing.
MARQUTTE: Masks for Marqutte has a goal of 6000 masks. Join their Facebook group for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2537441899832367/
3D printers in Marquette are desperately in need of the supplies. If you have any supplies, or would like to help, contact LaBrecque on Facebook, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANN ARBOR: We need n95 or equivalent masks, face shields, fabric masks to be put over n95 or used with a filter insert in cases where n95s are not available. They can be mailed to:Shijing Jia, MD Univ of Michigan Medical Ctr TAUBMAN CENTER Floor 3 Reception C 1500 E Medical Center Dr SPC 5361 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5361
BRONSON HEALTH: Bronson is accepting home-sewn face masks. These will be used by staff in appropriate areas to help protect staff and conserve the supply of PPE. See the article for specifc pattern Drop-off locations:
HENRY FORD HEALTH IS NOT ACCEPTING CLOTH MASK DONATIONS. THEY DO HAVE A REQUEST LIST FOR OTHER SUPPLIES HERE: https://www.freep.com/story/news/health/2020/03/21/coronavirus-hospital-donations-metro-detroit/2890842001/
KALAMAZOO: Kalamazoo County leaders are asking anyone who knows how to sew to make and donate face masks to the community to prepare for the outbreak. Their preferred pattern and drop-off locations are in the article: https://www.woodtv.com/health/coronavirus/kalamazoo-county-asks-for-sewn-face-masks/
FLINT: McLaren Bay Region is accepting donations from volunteers who sew face masks. Residents who would like to sew face masks to help can drop them off or mail them to the McLaren marketing building located at 503 Mulholland Ave. in Bay City. he masks can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
In addition, McLaren Flint is currently accepting contact information from volunteers should they need to utilize this resource. You can contact the hospital at 810-342-3895.
SAGINAW: they need 1/4 and 1/8 inch elastic only. You can mail elastic to:
Mt Forest Twp Fire Department
1643 W Cody Estey Rd.
Pinconning, MI 48650-8953.
If you have questions about donations, email email@example.com
STATEWIDE: Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan launched a week-long statewide homemade mask drive to encourage Minnesotans to create homemade masks for donation and highlight the importance of workers on the front lines. On Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minnesotans can deliver homemade masks to their local fire department. Fire departments will then deliver the masks to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents to wear.
MANKATO: Masks for nursing and group homes are still requested. Donations can be left in the green drop boxes outside the lobby of the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center at 1 Civic Center Plaza. Call 507-387-8600 to make arrangements if it is a large donation.
RICE COUNTY: Mask donations are needed for all first responder agencies in Rice County, including law enforcement, fire and rescue, and ambulance services. Items will also be distributed to healthcare facilities, nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, childcare providers, school workers providing childcare and food services, food shelf employees and other essential employees and entities that are providing direct services to members of the public.
Links to patterns and drop-off information in article: https://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_7f7386ac-ea7c-5a9a-bc92-7528b47d5bd1.html
RENVILLE COUNTY: Homemade facemasks are sought for Renville County Hospital and Clinic staff and essential community workers. Pattern and drop-off information in article: https://www.nujournal.com/news/local-news/2020/04/13/renville-county-seeks-ppe-homemade-face-masks/
ROCHESTER: Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin and Albert Lea announced on Thursday it will begin accepting donations of homemade sewn cloth masks that are created following CDC guidelines. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays at drive-up collection bins located outside Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Albert Lea and Austin.
MILLE LACS: Riverwood Healthcare Center is accepting face masks and gown donations. contact Riverwood Auxiliary member Peg Lundberg, (218) 380-3016, for patterns, questions and delivery of materials.
Link to mask and gown patterns in article: https://www.messagemedia.co/millelacs/community/health/riverwood-welcomes-donations-during-covid-19-crisis/article_b5db73ba-7372-11ea-ac06-8386dd17f387.html
POLK COUNTY: Polk County Public Health (PCPH) and RiverView Health are proud to partner in encouraging volunteers to sew and donate fabric masks to support Polk County healthcare workers and community partners.
Pattern specifics and drop-off instructions in article: https://www.page1publications.com/2020/04/02/pcph-riverview-health-request-fabric-mask-donations/
DULUTH: Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its Miller Hill Health Plaza. The drop-off site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 1600 Miller Trunk Highway. Donors are asked to remain in their vehicles and to wait for site staff to collect the donations from them.
Specific instructions for masks in the article: https://www.fox21online.com/2020/03/25/essentia-health-opens-drop-off-site-for-community-donations/
MORRISON COUNTY: CHI St. Gabriel’s Health is asking the community for donations of masks. These can be dropped off the donation at the Facilities Services Department, located behind St. Gabriel’s Hospital next to Alverna Apartments, Little Falls, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Specific instructions in the article: https://www.hometownsource.com/morrison_county_record/community/royaltonbowlus/st-gabriel-s-accepting-mask-donations-including-those-that-are/article_60960c2a-6eb4-11ea-8d99-8bec95992a7c.html
ROCHESTER: Several efforts are underway – more information in the article: https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2020/volunteers-surgical-masks-rochester
SAULT ST. MARIE: “Our community can help meet the need for masks by making masks using the approved design. An approved pattern is available here SAH recommends the version with the pocket to add extra filter layers and the soft wire to help form the mask to the individual’s face. Masks may be dropped off at SAH’s main entrance in the donation box located between the entrance doors.
“This entrance is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week. All masks will be cleaned and sanitized prior to use,” stated Brandy Sharp Young, SAH communications and volunteer resources manager, in an email to SooToday Monday.
For more information on donating masks for SAH health care workers, please call 705-759-3434 ext. 5326 or email VolunteerResources@sah.on.ca
WILLMAR: Kandiyohi County is asking for help. Residents with the skills are asked to sew and donate homemade face masks, scrubs and face shields. Patterns for two types of masks were posted over the weekend in the Facebook group It Takes a Village Willmar: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2682384868661521/
One is the pattern linked by Kandiyohi County. The other is a mask designed by a local retired physician and a medical design expert from the University of Minnesota.
SLEEPY EYE MEDICAL CENTER, MINNESOTA: Donations of factory-made N95 and ear loop masks plus hand-sewn ear loop masks are sought. To arrange for drop off, email Kottke at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “mask donation.”
A member of the SEMC healthcare team will meet donors in the medical center parking lot at an arranged time. Masks will be sent to laundry services to be prepared for use. Any surplus of masks will be donated to other organizations in need.
DULUTH: People can pick up patterns at Hannah Johnson Fabrics, located on the store’s outside door, where donors can also leave completed masks. Although the store is closed, fabric and face mask kits are available for order at hannahjohnsonfabrics.com. Pattern is also linked in the article:
There is a direct ask on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/asksformasks/ from a nurse in northern Minnesota. Please join the group and DM me if you need help making the connection.
ALLINA – HENNEPIN COUNTY: The health care system will be setting up collection sites at many of its facilities to receive donations of factory-made N95 and ear loop masks, as well as hand-sewn ear loop masks. Instructions on how to sew the masks can be found at https://blog.bluecrossmn.com/covid19masks.
Allina Health welcomes any notes of gratitude for health care workers as part of its “Caring for Caregivers” campaign.
Masks can be donated daily starting Sunday, March 22 through April 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations sites are at most Allina hospitals. Details on specific locations at each facility will be available on allinahealth.org
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 E. 28th St., Minneapolis
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital – West Health, 2805 Campus Drive, Plymouth
- Buffalo Hospital, 303 Catlin St., Buffalo
- Cambridge Medical Center, 701 S. Dellwood St., Cambridge
- District One Hospital, 200 State Ave., Faribault
- Mercy Hospital – Mercy Campus Specialty Center Parking lot, 11850 Blackfoot St. N.W., Coon Rapids
- Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus, Fridley, 550 Osborne Road, Fridley
- New Ulm Medical Center, 1324 5th St. N., New Ulm
- Owatonna Hospital, 2250 N.W. 26th St., Owatonna
- Regina Medical Center, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings
- River Falls Area Hospital, Wisconsin, 1629 E Division St., River Falls
- St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee
- United Hospital, 333 Smith Ave. N., St. Paul
- Courage Kenny Rehabilitation, Golden Valley, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Participants should remain in their cars when donating. A staff member will come out and collect the masks. MORE INFORMATION: https://www.twincities.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-mask-donations-homemade-allina-health/
WEBSTER GROVE: University of Missouri Health Care, which has an assortment of hospitals in Columbia, Missouri, is a hybrid on the issue. MU Health Care is originating the materials and teaming up with quilting groups that volunteered to sew face masks. Their goal is 20,000 masks, but they may not have enough supplies for that, said spokesman Eric Maze.
“We will only be able to accept masks that are made with the supplies in our kits, and masks must be made in a smoke- and animal-free environment,” he said.
The group Face Shields Initiative STL just formed to make 300 shields in the next week for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, said Emily Elhoffer, 26, one of the leaders of the volunteer effort that uses 3D printing and laser-cutting technologies.
ST.LOUIS: The group, Greater St. Louis Million Mask Drive, walks volunteers through the process of making masks that can be used by healthcare workers. Lancaster said her husband and another volunteer created this set of instructions to make the masks with the explanation for how the mask should be used. Links to instructions for masks in the article: https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/there-are-groups-mobilizing-everywhere-heres-how-you-can-help-get-protective-gear-to-healthcare-workers/63-4ab31876-4f90-4bc0-83f2-d43672dbbdfe
JACKSON: The University of Mississippi Medical Center is asking the community to donate home-sewn masks. Instructions and drop-off information in article:
HATTIESBURG: City of Hattiesburg officials are holding a three-day mask drive -thru and drop-off event for those looking to donate masks. The event will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center, 220 W. Front St.
Specific instructions for the masks are in the article: https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/2020/03/25/coronavirus-hattiesburg-laurel-seek-masks-first-responders/5080391002/
HATTIESBURGI: Hattiesburg Clinic is asking anyone who can sew for help with homemade masks. The masks will be used by high-risk patients and health care workers. In order to help, all donated masks need to be packed in resealable storage bags and noted with the name and address of who is providing the donation. If you want your information to remain confidential, you can indicate so.
Links to pattern and drop-off information in the article: https://www.wdam.com/2020/04/14/hattiesburg-clinic-asking-public-mask-donations/
GULFPORT: The group says they are in desperate need of elastic and volunteers. To help, contact Barbara-Lynn Matula on Facebook. You can also contact Matula at 228-265-2517 or Barbour at 865-606-3651.
BILLINGS: Billings Clinic is asking for donations of cloth masks. 360 Office Solutions will serve as the drop off location for cloth masks in Billings at 3676 Pierce Parkway or at its other locations around the state. Billings Clinic will launder the masks before distributing to patients and guests. Only completed masks (not mask materials) are being accepted.
POLSON: Lapotka is asking the public for donations of 100% cotton fabric. Donations must be freshly laundered and can be left in a bin outside the front door of her shop in downtown Polson at 212 Main Street. As the elastic is taking longer to acquire than planned, donations of 1/16 inch elastic are also welcome. People can participate in the mask making mission by helping sew, assemble, distribute or by contributing financially.
To get involved, visit the handMADE MONTANA facebook page and click the link to her COVID-19 Mask Making Mission.
KALISPELL: KRH is welcoming community donations of mask (disposable mask and locally-made cloth masks), gloves and more.
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA: The Great Falls Clinic asking the public for homemade mask donations. The clinic says in a release they will also give the donations to other health centers in the area.
They say they will also accept masks made from a 3D printer.
BILLINGS: Instructions and drop-off information in the article: https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/billings-group-is-organizing-cloth-mask-making-supply-donations-to/article_367e61de-361b-5799-91de-6366b1376553.html
The Navajo Nation is facing an unprecedented challenge with the spread of COVID-19. Many items are needed in addition to masks.
The Navajo Nation has been made aware of other entities and individuals who are also soliciting donations for tribal members – President Nez and Vice President Lizer urge everyone to work in coordination with the official “Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund” to ensure that contributions are distributed to those families and communities most in need and for accountability purposes.
The Navajo leaders also caution everyone to be aware of potential scams that attempt to take advantage of individuals.
The official webpage for donations to the Navajo Nation, which has further details on how to support the Nation’s Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) efforts is: http://www.nndoh.org/donate.html
You can also contact the HCOC Donation Branch directly at (928) 871-6206 or by email to email@example.com
COLUMBUS: Homemade masks are being accepted by Columbus Community Hospital.The public is asked to contact Dorothy Bybee, vice president of nursing and patient care services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 562-4745. Bybee will provide pattern specifics to CCH standards. Donations of homemade masks will be laundered by CCH before visitor distribution. Wear and care instructions will be provided on an instructional insert in English and Spanish to visitors who receive masks.
Homemade mask donations will only be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the east entrance of Columbus Community Hospitals’ South Campus, 3005 19th St. Donations of elastic for use in the assembly of the masks will also be accepted at this location.
LINCOLN: The People’s City Mission is asking for donations of washable face masks for its guests and staff. The organization says it needs 800 masks, with about 150 of them being child-sized. PCM says the style of the mask doesn’t matter, they just need to be washable. The masks can be dropped off at the shelter at 110 Q St.
LINCOLN: Bryan Health is accepting calls regarding sewn face masks, shoe covers, and surgery caps. If you’d like to make a donation to Bryan Health, call 402-481-3032 or
email email@example.com. A member of the team will then be in contact
FLORHAM PARK: Cheshire Home at 9 Ridgedale Ave. in Florham Park, a provider of residential and rehabilitative services to young adults with spinal cord injuries, is appealing for protective masks. To donate protective masks and hand sanitizer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MERCER COUNTY The Mercer Mask Project is still looking for volunteers and the following donations:
- Cotton and Cotton Blend Sheets
- 100% cotton fabric
- Satin or grosgrain ribbon (1/4″ to 1/2″)
- Elastic (1/4″ to 1/2″)
- Pipe cleaners
- Non-woven interfacing
- Double fold bias tape
- Gallon Zip bags
- Sewing machine needles
MANALAPAN: Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick is in need of surgical masks, and is asking volunteers to sew masks.
The masks need to mold around the nose and have the ability to insert a filter. Local craft and fabric stores sell remnants online and offer curbside pick-up. If someone is having difficulty acquiring fabric, contact Susan Choma at email@example.com. For additional information, contact Jim Choma at 732-745-8581 or JChoma@saintpetersuh.com.
Video tutorial linked in article: https://centraljersey.com/2020/04/01/saint-peters-university-hospital-asks-for-donations-of-hand-sewn-masks/
SOMERS POINT: Shore Medical Center will accept masks made of cloth and washable. To donate hand-made masks, please contact our Patient Experience department at 609-653-3882. Put them in individual ziplock bags when you drop them off. Shore Medical Center will arrange for someone to meet you at the entrance.
RED BANK: Middletown resident Christine Gizzi IS marshaling an effort to match area seamstresses with hospitals, nursing homes, supermarkets and other facilities on the frontline through her nonprofit, SOS Matters. Join the Facebook group, “SOSmatters Face Mask Sewing Group,” to coordinate. Gizzi has posted links to Google Docs in the group for people to make requests for materials, patterns, mask donations or to volunteer to pick up and deliver.
BERNARDSVILLE: Donation bins for needed medical supplies are located directly outside the main entrance of Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown. The hospital can be contacted at (973) 971-5000. There will also be a blue donation bin outside 200 American Way, Morris Plains, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and donations will be accepted at 435 South St., Morristown, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NEWTON: Several efforts are underway to support Atlantic Health Systems. Links in article: https://www.njherald.com/news/20200325/medical-centers-seeking-critical-supplies-face-masks
WALDWICK: Fabric donations and volunteers needed. Information in article. https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/morris/news/donate-material-to-nj-women-sewing-face-masks-for-healthcare-workers/785476/
TIOGA COUNTY: Tioga County officials are making sure every resident has access to a mask. The County is accepting donations at Home Central locations in Owego and Candor. Before donating, officials are asking for masks to be washed and placed in bags. If you are picking up a mask, officials say you should wash the mask as an added precaution.
Pick-up and drop-off information in article: https://wbng.com/2020/04/22/tioga-county-accepting-cloth-mask-donations-for-residents-needing-them/
ROCHESTER: MORE THAN 50,000 HOMEMADE MASKS ARE NEEDED FOR NONPROFIT STAFF AND CLIENTS. Donate homemade masks at any Goodwill location and United Way will distribute to local nonprofits for their staff and clients.
Pattern and drop-off information in article: https://uwrochester.org/COVID-19-Response/Masks
FULTON: People who would like to provide homemade cloth face masks to frontline public workers and volunteers may donate to Oswego County’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Team and the masks will be distributed to agencies who need them.
Joanne Pantaleo is coordinating the project for the Oswego County Emergency Management Office. Those interested in donating may email Joanne.Pantaleo@oswegocounty.com or call the Emergency Management Office at 315-591-9150 and leave a message for Joanne.
FINGER LAKES: Rural Migrant Ministries is seeking masks for farm workers. If anyone is interested in making/donating masks, I will be happy to pick them up and deliver to Gabriela to distribute. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 789-3333 ext. 246.
SALAMANCA: Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is taking donations of handmade masks. Cattaraugus County Center Building at 303 Court St in Little Valley. Bin is located just inside the main entrance between the automatic doors. Open during normal County business hours.
- Cattaraugus County Building in Olean at Leo Moss Drive. Bin is located just inside the main entrance between the automatic doors. Open during normal County business hours.
- Hedley Brook Insurance at 818 W. State St., Olean. Call (716) 474-9429 to arrange a drop off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Lil’s Diner at 9682 Main St., Machias, bin available during business hours
- The Master’s Plan Café at 9586 Railroad St., Dayton, bin available during business hours.
“We welcome offers to set up additional donation collection points at businesses or community organizations by calling (716) 938-9119,” Baker said.
LITTLE VALLEY: Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is taking donations of handmade masks. Donation bins are set up to collect homemade mask donations for the coronavirus response. “We ask donors to pre-wash the masks when possible and to include a note with their name, mailing address, and phone number so we know where to send our thanks,
Drop-off locations in article: ttps://www.post-journal.com/news/latest-news/2020/03/cattaraugus-county-seeking-donations-of-handmade-masks/
ROME: Bassett Healthcare Network has said that they welcome any and all offers from the public to sew homemade face masks in light of a nationwide shortage of medical-grade respirator masks. Medical officials said they welcome volunteers to do the actual sewing, to donate supplies for the fabric masks and to donate money to purchase supplies.
Instructions on how to make fabric masks, including patterns, can be found at the Bassett website www.bassett.org/covid-19.
Completed masks can be dropped off at the Bassett warehouse at 26 Grove St., Cooperstown, starting on Wednesday, March 25. Completed masks can also be mailed to that address with “Attention: Fabric Masks” written on the package.
Bassett officials said they will need around 20,000 fabric masks. The masks will be disinfected and used repeatedly throughout the coronavirus pandemic. If you wish to donate supplies, Bassett said they need pre-shrunk, 100% cotton fabric in a tight weave, preferably white. One yard of fabric can be used to create five masks. They do not want red fabric. Bassett said they also need elastic cord or 1/8-inch elastic ribbon. One yard of cord can be used to create two masks.
SARANAC LAKE: call the foundation office at 518-897-2348 to arrange a drop-off at her office at the Historic Saranac Lake building.
NEW YORK CITY: EMERGENCY REQUEST GOT SPARE MASKS FOR PROJECT FINDTheir mask order got pushed back till Wednesday. They are facing a serious short term shortage that will affect their ability to keep their staff safe and to run their building and senior center operations. Might any of you have extra masks to help tide them over? If so, please let us know.
Drop at the Woodstock, 127 West 43rd Street, NYC.
FINGER LAKES: Please call 315-787-4053 or email email@example.com if you are able to provide support and FLH will coordinate logistics and answer any questions. Donated supplies can also be dropped off at the Geneva General Hospital loading dock, located behind the hospital. Please mark them Attention Lara Turbide, Community Services. The loading dock is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.”
BUFFALO: Custom Covers and Canvas in Niagara Falls, which has closed its retail and service operations for the safety of its employees and customers. But, it has the equipment, the crew, and the will to try to make what healthcare providers need. Now, it’s helping other volunteers ramp up mask production in a big way, too, helping create mask-making kits to speed up the process. “Our strongest point is going to be cutting the patterns. We have the capability of probably 2,000 patterns each day,” Winstanley said. The #BuffaloResilience group is safely delivering the kits to volunteer sewers and picking up the finished products to get them to the local hospitals. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516784359245921/
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Southern New Hampshire Health is accepting donations in Nashua and Manchester. Pattern and drop-off location information in the article: https://www.snhhealth.org/emergency-services/covid-19/sewing-masks-for-donations
BEDFORD: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Elliot Hospital are now welcoming donations of sewn facemasks. VERY specific instructions in the article: https://manchesterinklink.com/solutionhealth-hospitals-call-on-local-crafters-for-sewn-face-masks/
DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK is seeking mask donations. Pattern and fabric specifics in the article: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/patient-education/sewing-masks.html
PETERBOROGH: Monadnock Community Hospital is now accepting handmade, fabric face masks. The masks — which will be sterilized and reused as needed — are being made by a group of community volunteers, the release states. If interested in sewing masks, the pattern and instructions can be found on Monadnock Community Hospital’s website or Facebook page.
The masks can be dropped off at five locations: Jaffrey Grade School on School Street; Fire Service Title Co. on Main Street in Jaffrey; Rindge Memorial School on School Street; Peterborough Town Library on Concord Street; and Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center on Aiken Street in Antrim.
Each building will have a container to accept the masks, the release states, which will then be delivered to the hospital.
TAHOE, NEVAD: Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno opened their Handcrafted Mask Drive-Thru on March 27. “We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our community to sew masks,” said Director of Service Excellence at Renown Health, Amber Maraccini in an email. “Community members came out in force for the first day our Handcrafted Mask Drive-Thru was open to donate hand-sewn masks, unused Personal Protective Equipment and pick up our ‘make a mask’ kits.”
Renown is still accepting donations. They ran out of ‘make a mask’ kits but say they will have more available shortly.
The Handcrafted Mask Drive-Thru is located in the valet area of Tahoe Tower at Renown Regional Medical Center and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
3D printed shields are also needed.
RENO: Volunteers are encouraged to pick up fabric from Renown with “approved” patterns and instructions. Masks will be washed and sanitized before they are given to care providers.
Hand-sewn masks can be dropped off at a drive-thru location in the valet area of Tahoe Tower at Renown Regional Medical Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information in article: https://mynews4.com/news/local/renown-health-releases-mask-and-ppe-donation-guidelines
LAS VEGAS: Gillespie is part of the Desert Quilters of Nevada, who she estimates could make a few thousand masks among the hundreds of members to help local hospitals.
Contact Sabrina Schnur at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.
PLACITAS: A group of mask makers in Placitas is asking for the public’s help so they can continue their work. About 50 people who call themselves the “Sandoval Mask Makers” are asking for 100% cotton tight-weave fabric and elastic. They’ve sewn and delivered 1,600 masks to local paramedics and medical centers, grocery stores, the Navajo Nation and Albuquerque police. They say they can make at least 500 a week but they need more cloth and material for the straps.
To anyone wanting to make a monetary or fabric donation can email Falk at email@example.com.
WILMINGTON: New Hanover Regional Medical Center now is accepting donations of handmade face masks. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NHRMC Business Center located at 3151 S. 17th Street.
Link to pattern and specifications in article: https://www.wect.com/2020/04/09/want-make-homemade-masks-donate-nhrmc-heres-how-make-sure-they-fit-guidelines/
NORTH WILKESBORO: The North Wilkesboro-based Health Foundation Inc. These items can be brought to the old hospice/home care building at 1907 West Park Drive, North Wilkesboro, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Pattern and drop-off instructions in article: https://www.journalpatriot.com/news/donations-of-masks-other-ppe-sought/article_f0a12d4e-755e-11ea-acfb-b31394453ca9.html
SOUTHPORT: Hospital officials added that hand-sewn cloth masks would not be used unless all other supplies become exhausted but if you have made cloth masks already and would like to schedule a pick up or drop off, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not made a mask but are willing to do so if a critical need arises, please email your name and telephone number and we will put you on our resource list.
RALEIGH: UNC Health spokeswoman Kerry Heckle said hospitals will accept handmade masks. “While they may not be medical grade, should it come to it, we’d like to have them on hand,” she said.
UNC Rex IS accepting donations. WakeMed, on the other hand, is not accepting homemade masks. https://abc11.com/health/unc-rex-will-accept-donations-of-homemade-face-masks/6045959/
Please use the Deaconess pattern, linked in the article: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/area-hospitals-seek-donated-protective-gear-medical-supplies-homemade-masks/19024224/
FAYETTEVILLE: The hospital said home sewers can pick up fabric and instructions to make cloth masks at Joann Fabrics in Cross Creek Plaza, which is donating the supplies to assist hospitals. People who want to schedule donation drop-offs at the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation in the Medical Arts Building at 101 Robeson St. should call 910-615-1285.
Cape Fear Valley Health said it also is looking for highly-skilled logistics volunteers to help coordinate and organize donation efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering their time should call Jenny Williams at 910-615-6959.
BISMARK-DICKINSON-MINOT: Sanford Health is asking community members to donate homemade face masks.
Sanford Health will only accept masks made from certain fabrics, including quilting cotton, denim and twill. Sanford Health’s western North Dakota division has three drop-off locations for face mask donations in Bismarck, Minot and Dickinson.
Face mask donations to Sanford Health can be dropped off at First International Bank & Trust at 1601 N. 12th Street in Bismarck from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations in Dickinson can be dropped off at Sanford Health West Dickinson Clinic, 2615 Fairway Street. Donations in Minot can be dropped off at Sanford Health Highway 2 Clinic, 801 21st Ave. S.E.
MINOT: If you would also like to make face masks for Trinity Health contact Ward County Emergency services for more information: https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Trinity-makes-push-for-face-mask-donations-569079311.html
AKRON: Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking mask donations. Every patient and family member will have to wear a mask to enter the hospital. You may email COVID.Resources@akronchildrens.org to give details on the items you want to donate, along with your name and phone number.
XENIA: Greene County Public Health (GCPH) is asking for additional donations of hand-sewn facial coverings, or masks. The masks are needed to help keep staff and patients at local clinics, county social service agencies, long-term care facilities, and our first responders. If you can donate, please contact Emergency Response Coordinator, Kim Caudill, at 937-374-5627 or email her at email@example.com and arrange for a pick-up or delivery.
Links to patterns in the article: https://dayton247now.com/news/local/greene-county-asking-for-mask-donations-as-agencies-prepare-to-reopen
HILLSBORO: Adena has set a goal to receive 10,000 homemade facemasks. Those in the region are being asked to help Adena meet that goal to help keep our communities healthy and safe. To learn more about how to make a mask, or how to donate, visit adena.org/10000masks.
DARKE COUNTY: The Darke County General Health District is asking for volunteers to make and donate face masks. Anyone who is able to donate masks, whether one or many can do so by dropping them off at the Darke County Health Department, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD=: The Clark County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is seeking donations of sewn cloth face masks. People wanting to donate cloth masks should drop off the masks between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday at the Springview Government Center, 3130 East Main St. in Springfield. To ensure protection for Clark County EMA staff and donors, there is a “sewn mask drop off” container in the rear of the building. The “sewn mask drop off” is accessible from the entrance off of Old Columbus Road on the northeast end of the building, a post on the Clark County Facebook page said. Residents should include their name, phone number and email address with the masks when dropping off. However, anonymous donations will be accepted, Cooper said.
BOWLING GREEN: Wood County Hospital is asking the public for cloth mask donations. The masks must meet CDC guidelines. Anyone who wishes to make masks and donate them to the hospital is asked to call the donation line at (419) 354-8992 to arrange drop off.
FINDLAY: Findlay community drive makes it safe, easy to donate handmade masks. The three drop-off locations around Findlay will be open until April 30.
Drop-off information in article: https://www.wtol.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/community-drive-for-donated-masks/512-84b8a9c5-ce94-4c77-86e0-f3fb29134f82
CLEVELAND: Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR) is asking that those who can make homemade face masks — following CDC guidelines — make as many as they want and donate them to HWR. They will then distribute the masks to family members of their patients, along with loved ones who come and visit at their centers.
Pattern and drop-off instructions in article: https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/04/hospice-of-the-western-reserve-seeks-donations-of-hand-sewn-face-masks.html
TIFFIN: The Emergency Management Agency office is asking for donations of masks and other supplies. Link to CDC pattern and drop-off information in article: https://www.advertiser-tribune.com/news/local-news/2020/04/donations-needed-for-health-facilities-and-first-responders/
LUCAS COUNTY: The Toledo Lucas County Public Library now has a few mask donation spots open for ProMedica. Homemade masks inside plastic bags can be dropped off in book drop boxes at the Sanger, Maumee, Sylvania and Washington branches on weekdays.
CINCINNATI: Hamilton County Public Health is asking the community to create homemade face masks for medical personnel. drop the masks into a collection box at the Hamilton County Public Health located at 250 William Howard Taft Road. The collection box will be in the lobby. Those wanting to donate can donate anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CHARDON: University Hospitals is asking for help to help create 100-percent-cotton facemasks for non-clinical use. Kits, including the necessary fabric, to make the masks are available for free. If you aren’t an experienced seamstress, donations of supplies and financial support are also being accepted.
Distribution of mask-making kits and the collection of donated masks began March 30, and will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.
No appointments are necessary to pick up kits, but times may shift due to the availability of kits.
Quilters from the Geauga County Historical Society are also making masks, but Samuel said more volunteers are needed. Samuel is asking for more volunteers, as well as hoping to hear from other organizations that would like to receive donations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VAN WERT: Hand-sewn masks can be dropped off between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily at the hospital, which is located at 1250 S. Washington Street, Van Wert. Van Wert Health will be hosting a “Cloth Mask Drive-Thru Drop-Off” event at the Van Wert Health Center (Medical Arts Building) on Monday, March 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Simply pull up under the canopy and an employee will retrieve the masks directly from your car.
Place masks in a plastic bag and include a note to indicate whether or not there are pets in your home. Donated masks are thoroughly laundered and sanitized before being distributed (cleaning process is different based upon if there are pets in the home).
Their preferred pattern is linked in the article: https://timesbulletin.com/Content/News/Community-News/Article/How-to-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks-to-Van-Wert-Health/2/1170/223952
DAYTON: Starting Friday, those who wish to donated donate homemade face masks can drop off their donations at St. Vincent de Paul, 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Dr. Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Donations should be delivered in plastic bags no larger than 13 gallons, ideally in bags that are closed/tied for storage.
CELINA: Donation collection at Mercer Health is scheduled for noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Mercer Health West Campus, 830 W. Main St., Coldwater, located west of Mercer County Community Hospital. People are asked to drop all donated items in the collection bins located just inside the main front doors to the left. People should not enter the building at this time.
Those unable to leave their homes to drop off donated items or who have questions or concerns can email Karen Perts at email@example.com.
Mercer Health will provide any needed supplies to make masks to those who want to help but need the materials. Bags including fabric, elastic and the pattern and sewing instructions are available to anyone in the community
Information about picking up supplies, mask-making, and drop-offs in the article: https://www.dailystandard.com/archive/2020-03-25/stories/40136/health-care-facilities-seek-donated-items
MILLERSBURG: Wooster Community Hospital “had an influx of community members graciously offer to donate their time to sew the cloth masks” so it opened the invitation to its Facebook followers on Monday, said Michelle Quisenberry, hospital director of marketing and public relations. Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg is also accepting the homemade masks.
Information in the article: https://www.the-daily-record.com/news/20200323/farmhouse-frocks-adds-line-of-washable-face-masks
CLEVELAND: A Cleveland-area sewing store is mobilizing thousands of makers to sew 10,000 masks for Northeast Ohio hospitals during that coronavirus crisis.
“We love to help anyone who’s going through a crisis,” said Connor Brostek, whose family owns Pins & Needles. “We have an army of sewers who can do this.” “We’re inviting as many people as possible,” he said. They’re helping people get fabric and even sewing machines. “If you knew how special our sewing community is.”
Pins & Needles Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pinsneedlesohio/
CINCINNATI: Several groups are forming in the Cincinnati area. Information: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/03/21/coronavirus-ohio-sew-masks-home-help-doctors-fight-covid-19/2892098001/
AVON, AVON LAKES, RIDGEVILLE: Moose’s Mission is making masks and needs donations. If anyone would like to help contribute to fabric and elastic costs, venmo @KyleMcClear or PayPal JennyMcClear@gmail.com with “mask materials” as the subject line. They are using the Deaconess pattern, available on our Patterns page. FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/moosesmasks/
OKLAHOMA CITY: The Oklahoma City VA Medical Center is in need of more homemade cloth masks. You can donate masks by dropping them off at the OKC VA Medical Center North Entrance, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can also call OKC VA Voluntary Services at (405) 456-5162 to ask questions regarding the masks.
NORMAN: A group is making masks for the Norman PD and needs volunteers. To see how to make face masks, residents can visit bit.ly/3aFxoVW. Residents who would like to donate fabric for the project can reach out to Norman Community Relief via Facebook, bit.ly/2X3pT7c. Hixon said mask donations can be dropped off or mailed to the police station, and there is no collection deadline.
NORMAN: Erin Barnhart, executive director of the philanthropic organization Norman Regional Health Foundation, said while cloth masks are not for clinical use with isolation patients, they serve as a constant reminder for non-clinical health workers not to touch their faces.
“(Cloth masks) are strictly for us not to touch our faces,” Barnhart said. “They’re not a protective barrier because they’re not tight to your face and you have exposure coming in from the sides. … But it’s better than nothing. For (Norman Regional Health Foundation) staff, we’re not clinical. So when we go outside and pick up a donation, we wear our (cloth) masks.”
Donations can be dropped off at the south entrance of the Norman Regional Health System from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Barnhart said donors should pull up to the patient drop-off area and call 405-307-1077 for a staff member to come to the car and retrieve the donation.
Sewing patterns for cloth masks are available on the foundation’s blog and from the fabric store Joann. Community members may also donate money to the foundation’s new COVID-19 relief fund, Care2020, online or by making a check out to the Norman Regional Health Foundation and mailing it to P.O. Box 1665, Norman, OK, 73070.
STILLWATER MEDICAL CENTER:
Officials with the center say the donated masks will be used in other non-clinical or worried well patients not related to the coronavirus.
The donated masks will allow caregivers to save N95 masks and other PPE for healthcare workers.
Donated masks can be dropped off at the Stillwater Medical Plaza building, located at 1201 S. Adams, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All donations will be washed before they are given to the needed areas.
PUNXSUTAWNEY: Community Action, Inc. is seeking volunteers in Clarion and Jefferson counties to participate in a community project making cloth face masks to be distributed to our neighbors in need.
How can you help? Those with sewing talents can volunteer to sew masks. If you have material taking space in your home, donate it! Community Action is accepting donations of fabric (preferably 100% cotton), elastic, hair ties, or anything else which can be used to make cloth face masks.
If making masks isn’t one of your talents, volunteers are also needed for collecting and distributing materials and completed face masks. Others can help identify neighbors in need of face masks.
Through working together – at a distance – everyone will be able to get through this crisis. Anyone who wishes to become involved in the community face mask initiative, please contact Community Action, Inc. at (814) 938-3302, ext. 203.
HARRISBURG: Capital Area Transit (CAT) is seeking donations of face masks. CAT says they are actively seeking donations of cloth masks for their riders from outside of community organizations.
If you would like to donate masks, you can call CAT’s Customer Service Care Center at 717-238-8304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BLAIR COUNTY:Lori Lord is a one-woman operation with an order for 1000 masks. She needs help! If you’re interested in helping to make the masks, you can email Lori at LoriLord38@yahoo.com
MT LEBANON: Mt. Lebanon police are asking the public to help them with donations of homemade cloth masks for first responders. A collection bin is available in the rear vestibule at the public safety center on Washington Road. Police said they can also pick masks up. Just contact them via email at email@example.com.
LANCASTER: Anyone interested in sewing masks is asked to email LGHealthCovidDonations@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
The system is not accepting homemade masks at this time but says it’s developing a mask prototype that will require assembly of locally manufactured parts, “and we will be looking for community hands to do that assembly.”
WEST ROCKHILL: Penn Foundation is accepting donations of face masks. Drop off location: Penn Foundation’s Recovery Center 807 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Please go in the front door and leave donations in the vestibule of the building.
LEHIGH VALLEY-ALBRIGHTSVILLE: LVHN is also accepting donations of fabric bolts, 6-by-10-inch cut pieces of fabric, swatches of fabric and elastic used for sewing; as well as new and unused N95 respirators, dust masks, eye protection, goggles, face shields, boxes of nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer.
Those items can be dropped off at 2024 Lehigh St. in Allentown on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
MEADVILLE: Anyone who makes a mask and wishes to donate it can drop it off at the complex owned by the Meadville Medical Center located at 421 North St. between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who provide masks should ring the doorbell, drop off the masks and then back away from the door so as to minimize contact with the medical workers. The Titusville Ribbon Factory has donated several yards of narrow ribbon, which can be picked up at the front porch of Homespun Treasurers Gift Shop, located at 509 Route 322 near Carlton.
Masks may also be mailed to the Meadville Medical Center at 751 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335 and written to Farrell’s attention.
PHILADELPHIA: Temple Hospital is seeking donations. Details on the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewAgainstCovidPHL/
CUMBERLAND: Cumberland County Goodwill EMS is accepting mask donations, and are also offering directions on how to create cloth masks at home on their Facebook page.
BRADFORD: Chiodo recommended those interested in making masks to donate to facilities in the area to contact the facilities ahead of time on how to deliver them, or you can drop them off to her at 60 State St. in Bradford. She is also accepting supplies of fabric, thread and elastic to help make the masks, which can be dropped off at the same address.
For questions on donations or how to make the masks, you can contact Chiodo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOYLESTOWN HEALTH: Doylestown Health Foundation welcomes in-kind donations of goods, supplies, and services. We will accept homemade masks; please identify fabric and materials upon donation. All donations can be delivered through the Receiving/Delivery Department at Doylestown Hospital, located under the pedestrian bridge connecting the main hospital to the Pavilion. Delivery times for medical supplies and equipment areTuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., or by appointment. Please call 215.345.2009 to schedule. INFORMATION: https://doylestownhealthfoundation.org/help/?fbclid=IwAR3xrmD1so4P7RO4AnyqmdPS2qOY8qGH2nJn79IOR0Ewvt21ROCtG2rrIGY
LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITALS: St. Luke’s hospital is calling for donations of materials so they can make their own masks. For St. Luke’s to make its own masks, the health network needs supplies such as cotton, denim, duck cloth, canvas, twill, silk or other tight woven fabric, as well as elastic and rubber bands. Drop-off locations include the following places: 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown area; 2402 MacArthur Road, Whitehall Township; 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem; 487 East Moorestown Rd., Wind Gap; 200 Stryker’s Road, Phillipsburg; 157 West End Blvd, Quakertown, Bucks County; 9 Dave’s Way, Hamburg, Berks County; 575 S. 9th St., Lehighton, Carbon County; and 111 Route 715, Brodheadsville, Monroe County.
St. Luke’s states companies can arrange pickups by calling 610-739-9332 or emailing Benjamin.Guerin@sluhn.org. Those with questions can call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7. In Hunterdon County, donation forms can be downloaded here: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/Coronavirus/forms/PPE-Donations.pdf
CORVALLIS: The Corvallis Clinic is asking the community to donate handmade masks. The Corvallis Clinic is recommending that volunteers to follow a specific design from the Corvallis Sewing Brigade, which can be found on the group’s Facebook page. This design, the clinic said, allows for rapid production, follows CDC guidance and takes into account limited supplies of certain materials.
For more information, call the Corvallis Clinic at 541-754-1374.
LINN COUNTY: Linn County’s Emergency Operations Center is asking the public for donations of homemade masks. Local residents can make masks with a pocket that allow for someone to add a fabric or other filter by following the instructions in a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJcE-r7kcg However, any mask donated, with a pocket or not, will be accepted.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Linn County Public Health and other agencies to coordinate donations of the homemade masks (or other medical personal protective equipment). Those who wish to donate homemade masks or medical PPE are asked to fill out a form at https://www.linnsheriff.org/community-resources/covid-19
BEND: St. Charles Health System is most in need of adult-sized masks. They have instructions which call for a slit in the top so we may insert a disposable filter. However, if you’ve already made a few without the slit, we can still use them to cover our existing supply of masks.
When donating, please place them in a sealed bag and drop them at any of the donation spots throughout Central Oregon (dates, times and locations are listed below). Please do not take them to the hospital, as we have restrictions in place at the entrances for your safety.
Drop spots include the 3rd. St and Hwy. 97 Albertson’s locations in Bend, St. Charles Family Care in Sisters, Wagner’s Market in Prineville, Logan’s Market in Redmond and Erickson’s Thriftway in Madras
MARTINS FERRY: Any organization in need of face masks can contact Butler via Facebook or call 740-968-1385. Those wishing to donate materials to the group can also contact Butler at the aforementioned number.
PORTLAND: Cascadia Behavioural Health is seeking mask, caps, and gowns. Links to patterns and drop-off information in article: https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2020/03/26/28200739/crafty-folks-unite-how-to-make-diy-face-masks-for-a-needy-nation
SALEM: Salem Health is asking for volunteers to help produce nearly 10,000 face masks. Each household may take up to two kits, and each has material for 30 to 50 masks. The masks contain surgical paper fabric, instructions and a bag in which to put the finished product.Those interested need a sewing machine, white thread, scissors or a rotary cutter, a straight edge and a cutting mask.
The kits will be available at the Town Park security booth in the former Kmart parking lot on Mission Street in Salem and at the West Valley Hospital Parking lot tent in Dallas from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.
Completed masks may be dropped off at the Salem location from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon April 2and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 3.
At the Dallas location, masks can be dropped off from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 3.
WILIAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER in Springfield Oregon needs masks:
“If the public is interested in donating handmade masks McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will gladly accept the masks that are made of 100% non-stretch cotton or cotton/poly blend,” the hospital said. “Many variations of mask patterns can be found on the internet.”
STATEWIDE: The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is seeking mask donations. The youth corrections agency is looking for facial masks for its 1,400 employees and 3,500 youth it serves throughout the state. Anyone that can donate masks can contact DJJ Resource Development Manager Deborah Lakin-Egleton at (803) 760-8262 or email@example.com
On Monday, the S.C. Emergency Management Department also expressed the need for protective equipment for its personnel.
FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA: Masks and caps are needed. McLeod Health said to arrange your donation or support, please call (843) 777-5082. INFORMATION: https://wpde.com/news/local/mcleod-health-seeks-community-donations-to-stay-ahead-of-coronavirus-fight
HORRY COUNTRY: A volunteer from the hospital is coming to the store and picking the masks up regularly according to Smith. She said they don’t have a deadline but they would like to reach their goal of 8,000 masks as soon as possible. Smith said they are also in need of elastic to help with securing the masks. “Anybody that has any elastic at home that’s either an 8th of an inch or a 4th of an inch and would like to donate it to the store that would be amazing. That’s our biggest hurdle right now, we have plenty of fabric but not enough elastic,” Smith said.
They will be donating the masks to any hospital or doctor’s office in the area that is in need of masks according to Smith.
You can find more information about Material Chicks Quilt Store and contact the owners to donate masks or pick up a quilt kit
SPARTANBURG: Spartanburg Regional asks people or groups that want to donate homemade masks to call 864-560-2110 for people or groups that want to donate manufactured masks call 864-560-8009. Spartanburg Regional asks people or groups that want to donate homemade masks to call 864-560-2110 for people or groups that want to donate manufactured masks call 864-560-8009.
CHARLESTON: Medical University of South Carolina says they cannot accept homemade masks. “We appreciate our community’s thoughtfulness and generosity to sew masks. Currently, we are not accepting homemade masks,” Spokesperson Tony Ciuffo said in a statement. “Depending on the use of the mask and material used to make the masks, there is a risk for pathogens to be absorbed and concentrated in the material used. These pathogens (virus or bacterial) could pose a risk to our employees’ skin or respiratory tract when inhaled, as the amount of pathogens become more concentrated.”
BROOKINGS: Sanford Health is now accepting homemade cloth face masks. Acceptable cloth face masks must be made from: quilting cotton, t-shirts, denim, duck cloth, canvas or twill. The CDC has published step-by-step instructions to make a face covering. Instructions for sewing an adult face mask in standard and extra large sizes that Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society health care workers can wear:
There is no need to prewash the fabric before or after creating the mask. Sanford will wash them before using. In Brookings, donations can made by contacting Stephanie Wright by calling 605-697-1900 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step-by-step mask-making instructions in article: https://brookingsregister.com/article/sanford-health-brookings-accepting-mask-donations-during-covid-19-pandemic
RAPID CITY: People with sewing skills can help out by making two different cloth surgical masks. There are specific fabric and design requirements that must be followed. Links to specified patterns in article: https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Monument-Health-asks-for-donations-of-masks-protective-gear-569139151.html
SIOUX FALLS: First responders in Sioux Falls are looking for donated cloth masks. Those with masks can drop them off at Sioux Falls fire stations, or mail them to SFFR Station 3, 2820 South Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
SIOUX FALLS: Hospitals are seeking masks made of single ply cotton-blend T-shirt material that include elastic or ear-loops. T-shirts can be used for the material, but they have to be new, according to the Avera website. Quilting cotton is the second choice of fabric.
Once 25 masks or more are completed, volunteers can contact a local Avera representative to arrange the donation. Locations in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Yankton and Marshall, Minnesota will coordinate drop-offs or pickups of the masks.
BRENTWOOD: Williamson Medical System is accepting mask donations. Pattern and drop-off information in article: https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org/how-to-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks/
JOHNSON CITY: Ballad Health is asking the community for help in providing cloth masks for patients. According to tweets from Ballad Health on Friday, they are in desperate need of masks for patients who arrive at the hospitals with respiratory concerns.
Instructions and drop-off information in the article: https://www.wjhl.com/local-coronavirus-coverage/ballad-health-asks-community-to-make-donate-handmade-masks-for-patients/
KNOX COUNTY: UTMC, Parkwest Medical Center, and Blount Memorial Hospital are seeking mask donations.
Pattern and drop-off information in article: https://www.wbir.com/article/news/health/wheretodonatemasks/51-da6bd4a8-936d-4a13-9629-6da3a2fbb829
NASHVILLE: Nashville Mayor asks for homemade face mask donations for essential workers. Nashvillians who are making homemade face masks to deliver them to the Community Resource Center at 218 Omohundro Place. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CHATTANOOGA: CHI Memorial hospital is actively accepting cloth, face masks for its employees. “On our website, under the coronavirus section there is a whole information page about masks and it has some recommended guidelines for what we’re requesting for the type of materials used and the pattern used as well.” CHI Memorial has donation baskets at the front of each hospital where you can drop off face masks and cleaning supplies.
FRANKLIN: Franklin Special School District remains closed, the nutrition department is ramping up its operations every day to feed hundreds of students.
Now the district is asking for help from the community to provide essential nutrition department workers with face masks as they aid families in food distribution.
FSSD nurse Amy Fisher tweeted “a humble request,” alerting the public that “FSSD is in need of fabric masks to be used by our essential workers during food and packet distribution.
If you are able to sew and are willing to donate the masks, please contact at email@example.com
Fisher also directed those who can sew to the Williamson Medical Center website to find a tutorial on how to make a face mask. WMC also asked for mask donations earlier this month.
Fisher is also calling for donations of 100% cotton fabric, ¼-inch elastic and cotton ribbon, which can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Liberty Elementary School, 600 Liberty Pike, Franklin; or Poplar Grove Elementary School, 2959 Del Rio Pike.
ROGERSVILLE: Project Serve our Soldiers recently received a generous donation of medical-grade material from a local factory that produces medical supplies. hey hope to supply all members of the local police, sheriff’s department, Hawkins Co. EMS, Hawkins Co. Volunteer Fire Departments, all Hawkins Co. National Guard units and several local medical workers.
The group desperately needs donations from the community to continue making these masks. They use ¼ inch elastic for the ear pieces on the masks, but they explained that they can also use wider elastic, as it can be cut to the correct width.
To donate, you can drop it off at the Armory at the aforementioned donation times or mail it to Project Serve Our Soldiers, 183 Manis Road, Rogersville, TN 37857.
They would also greatly appreciate any monetary donations from the community, which they noted will be put strictly towards the mask project.
More information in the article: http://www.therogersvillereview.com/covid19/article_4f5140d1-42e7-5bba-9b51-27ac8413f347.html
BRENTWOOD-FRANKLIN: Williamson Medical Center is accepting donations. Specifics, videos, and drop-off locations in article: https://williamsonmedicalcenter.org/how-to-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks/
NASHVILLE: If you would like to donate cloth masks to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital or Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hand-sewn masks can be dropped off between 9 am-3 pm. in a plastic bin under the portico at Entrance A, Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks. This entrance is around the back of One Hundred Oaks, on the end of the mall nearest the movie theater. See map and directions here. We are unable to accept packages through the mail, nor can we offer pick-up service. Donated masks are thoroughly laundered and sanitized before being distributed.
Specific pattern and instructions in article: https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/how-donate-hand-sewn-face-masks
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN: Williamson Medical Center need masks for “non-COVID designated areas as an extra precaution.” Anyone with some elastic or fabric to spare can drop off materials at the doorstep of the Westhaven Residents Club, at 400 Cheltenham Ave. in Franklin.
BLOUNT COUNTRY: Preferred pattern linked in the article. JoAnn’s is giving out kits. You can drop completed masks off at any JOANN store, or join “Knox Makes Masks” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297787601201238/?fref=ts for more locations.
NASHVILLE: Anyone who wants to donate cloth masks to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital or Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, please email email@example.com. Masks can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in a plastic bin under the portico at Entrance A, Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks. This entrance is around the back of One Hundred Oaks, on the end of the mall nearest the movie theater.
Preferred pattern link in the article: https://fox17.com/news/local/vanderbilt-creates-resource-page-for-mask-donations-how-to-instructions
CLARKSVILLE: If you’re interested in sewing, all you do is message the group’s Facebook page with your address, and volunteer drivers bring you the necessary supplies.
Once you have at least 20 masks sewn, drivers pick them back up and deliver them to healthcare facilities in the area. So far, that’s included facilities in Hopkinsville, Paducah and Hendersonville. They also need supplies, like 100% cotton fabric to make the masks, and ribbon and heat-resistance laminating sheets to start making plastic face shields.
Join their public Facebook group, “Face Mask Makers of Clarksville, TN” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/facemaskclarksvilletn/) & post your intent to volunteer, whether it’s by sewing, or being a delivery driver. Someone will message you with more details
CHATTANOOGA: Melanie Coakley, owner of Ready Set Sew in East Ridge, is answering the call. On Saturday, she had begun the first steps in an assembly line that she said would eventually produce stacks of masks for local doctors and nurses to use when the need arises in the Chattanooga area. Melanie Coakley’s face mask project is unofficial, but she can provide information to anyone who wishes to help. She can be reached at the store, Ready Set Sew, at 423-629-6411. INFORMATION: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/mar/22/if-you-csew-you-cmake-face-masks-coronavirus/518828/
WICHITA FALLS: Wichita Falls has eight fire departments where you can go donate cloth masks. Drop-off locations and instructions for preparing masks for drop-off are in the article:
FORT WORTH: he City of Fort Worth is asking for donations of homemade masks to protect essential workers. Fort Worth officials say their goal is to collect least 15,000 homemade masks, which would allow two masks to be given to each City employee.
Mask specifications and drop-off information in article: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/fort-worth-seeking-homemade-masks-donations-coronavirus-crisis/287-7f234333-ebdf-4a3f-a658-841296dabb39
TEXARKANA: Wadley Regional Medical Center said Tuesday the facility would welcome donations of masks.
WACO: Waco-McLennan County Office of Emergency Management is seeking cloth face masks to share with essential workers at correctional facilities, at-risk juvenile housing facilities, nursing homes and other locations where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
CDC-approved instructions on how to make face coverings can be found at covidwaco.com. Donation dropoffs can be coordinated by clicking the “donate” button on the website. Donation coordinators can also be reached at 750-5911.
CORPUS CHRISTI: Driscoll Children’s Hospital accepting donations of handmade face masks. Fabric should be tightly woven and 100% cotton. High-quality cloth, including ‘quilters cotton’ was found to work best. If light passes easily through the fibers and you can almost see the fibers, it’s not a good fabric. Please wash all fabrics prior to sewing the mask, so they are preshrunk,” added officials.
If possible, with your donations, please include a copy of the pattern that you followed to make your masks, according to health officials.
Pattern link and drop-off information in article: https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/driscoll-childrens-hospital-accepting-donations-of-handmade-face-masks/503-7d828abf-3bcb-48ab-bf90-02b90d8d7a71
ROUND ROCK: The City of Round Rock has set up three locations that the public and other sewing clubs in the area can use to drop off sewn masks, close-weaved fabric and elastic that can be used to sew masks:
- Central Fire Station — 203 Commerce Blvd.
- Fire Logistics Building — 3300 Gattis School Rd.
- Public Safety Training Center — 2801 North Mays
Masks will be collected and laundered at a City of Round Rock fire station with a CDC-approved disinfectant for coronavirus and then distributed to fire, police, EMS, and health care personnel in the region. They ask that you use the Deaconess pattern.
LUBBOCK: Covenant Health released instructions on how community members can make masks for our caregivers. They would like the communities to continue making these masks, following the instructions provided by their infection prevention teams.
Covenant Health has several kits that seamstresses can pick up, sew, and return to our hospitals. For more information on how to pick up those kits, please contact Meredith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be dropped off at the corner of 21st and Indiana. Donations are collected from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
AUSTIN: Make-A-Mask, both in the Austin area and across the county is seeking volunteers and donations in their mask-making efforts. More information in the article:
ABILENE: Hendrick Medical Center is accepting homemade cloth face mask donations. The hospital published a mask sewing pattern on their website. Once your masks are complete, place them in a plastic bag and bring to Hendrick Medical Center’s Shelton Building at 2000 Pine St. Collection bins are located inside the double doors,” a social media posts explains.
Anyone with questions can call (325)670-2317 for more information
GUADALUPE: Geronimo Village Pediatrics, put a call out to friends, family, clients and residents for help in making masks.
ODESSA, TEXAS: If someone wants to join the group and is on Facebook, they can request to be added. If not, they can contact Armstrong-Papp’s office at 432-580-0300 and leave their name and number and they will pass that on to the coordinators to add to the group.
More information in the article: https://www.oaoa.com/news/local/article_11a6c1a0-6df5-11ea-934a-87b961e47ce2.html
LUBBOCK: Covenant Health has released a guide that details the steps necessary to put together a mask at home or wherever a sewing machine is available. And the health system is giving the opportunity for community seamstresses and seamsters to put their talents to work. Instructions and specific pattern in the article: https://www.kcbd.com/2020/03/24/want-make-medical-mask-here-are-steps/
SAN ANTONIO: Concerned community members and crafters have mobilized to support the cause. One Facebook group, called “Sewing Face Masks for San Antonio,” jumped to 406 members within three days.
WACO: Dr. Jackson Griggs of the Family Health Center posted a video on the FHC website asking for volunteers to help make the masks.
“Like many other healthcare organizations in the world right now, FHC is hoping members of our community can help sew medical masks for patients who arrive at our clinics with Coronavirus symptoms,” Griggs said in the video. “This increases safety for other patients and FHC staff, but our medical mask supplies are running low and new masks are on back order.”
The website also includes a link to a YouTube video with instructions how to make the masks. Griggs asks that masks be sent to Glenna Walker at 1600 Providence Drive, Waco, Texas 76707.
Reyes and Swinney were accepting donations of masks and supplies Monday morning at Action Rental, 811 Lake Air Drive. Swinney said those in the medical community will decide which facilities receive the donated masks.
Those wishing to donate or inquire about making the masks can contact Reyes at 254-715-4197 or check the group’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206979043973055/
HOUSTON: If you would like to reach out to donate or are in need of masks, email Gloria Ibarra, at email@example.com
SALT LAKE CITY: What’s billed as the largest volunteer effort in Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics officially launched Friday, with the goal of sewing 5 million medical-grade face masks for health care workers treating patients with COVID-19.
Leaders from Latter-day Saint Charities and two major hospital groups, Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health, announced the plans for Project Protect, to engage 10,000 volunteers each week for five weeks to turn kits into finished masks.
Volunteers who register at the project’s website — projectprotect.health — will drive to a location on a Saturday to pick up their mask kits, Eubank said. A worker, avoiding direct contact, will place a box in the trunk of the volunteer’s car. The box will contain 100 mask kits, using a simple pattern, to be sewn together. The volunteer comes back to that location the next Saturday, and a worker will remove a box of completed masks from the trunk.
The masks are made from a polypropylene fabric that will block droplets the wearer breathes out or in, said Jeremy Biggs, medical director of occupational health at U. Health. They do not filter aerosolized particles, like the fitted N95 respirators, he said, but they do stop droplets better than a homemade cloth mask.
Also, Intermountain and U. Health, which drew fire last month when they asked local sewing enthusiasts to stop donating homemade masks, are taking such donations now. Biggs said the hospital groups are sterilizing donated masks and giving them to patients.
SALT LAKE CITY: The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UServeUtah) is now accepting homemade face masks. UServeUtah says that healthcare organizations throughout the state are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) and that any PPE donation they receive will be distributed by the state.
UServeUtah is asking that CDC guidelines are followed for patterns and materials. They note that they can only accept cloth masks made from new, unused material. UServeUtah also asks that face masks are donated in batches of 20 with the number of masks indicated on the outside of the box or bag.
Drop-off information linked in article: https://www.abc4.com/coronavirus/userveutah-now-accepting-homemade-face-mask-donations/
MOAB: Moab Regional Hospital are asking willing crafters to sew and donate homemade masks. Canyonland Quilts produced a tutorial video and are also willing to field questions about mask pattern, material, and other ways to help. They can be reached at 435-355-0358 (office) or 435-668-7454 (cell).
Several efforts are underway to provide masks to local nursing homes, law enforcement officials and grocery store workers. Links in article: https://www.vpr.org/post/vermont-volunteers-are-sewing-many-face-masks-they-can#stream/0
MIDDLEBURY: Donated masks can be dropped off at the Round Robin Upscale Resale Thrift Shop in the Marble Works plaza Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (you may leave them at the front door). Please adhere to the guidelines and information posted on the Hand Sewn Mask Donations page on the Porter website, linked in the article: https://addisonindependent.com/news/local-hospital-accepting-hand-sewn-masks
RUTLAND: Rutland Regional Medical Center has started accepting donations of homemade masks. Specifics in the article: https://www.rrmc.org/patient-visitors/coronavirus/sewing-fabric-masks/
NORFOLK: Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk is asking for the help of those who sew. Approved mask and gown patterns, along with material specifications and instructions, may be found on the frhs.org website at http://frhs.org/covid-19-information-for-the-community/donate-supplies. Donated cloth masks and gowns may be dropped off at the donation drop box that is located outside of Materials Management at Faith Regional, 301 N. 29th St., in Norfolk. Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Donors are encouraged to fill out a donation form when dropping off at the donation drop box. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORFOLK: Sentara Healthcare is calling on the community for homemade masks or cloth masks for their medical staff and employees. Donations can be arranged by calling a local Sentara hospital or by calling 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SHENANDOAH COUNTY: Shenandoah Fire & Rescue accepting donations of masks. Those who would like to donate masks are asked to provide double-sided cotton masks using a different colored material for each side. Elastic should be added to fit around the ears, she said. The department is also looking to collect N-95 masks, surgical masks and gowns where possible.
For more information or to donate, contact Shannon Walters at email@example.com.
FREDERICKSBURG: Mary Washington Healthcare is asking for your help to sew 5,000 masks with wire nose pieces. Link to preferred pattern and drop-off information in article: https://fredericksburg.today/2020/04/03/mwhc-5000-mask-challenge/
SOUTH BOSTON: Anyone interested in making masks or donating fabric to the South Boston Church of God sewing group can leave the donations in a basket on a bench at the church’s drive-through area or call the church at 575-5965.
The group makes the masks using 100% cotton on one side and flannel on the other side, or if flannel is not accessible, two layers of cotton.
Nichols added that demand for homemade masks has been so great that “Masks for Coronavirus Medical Staff” has branched out into groups in three other counties making masks for health care workers in their communities.
WARRENTON: Fauquier Health has begun accepting donations of homemade — hand-sewn and 3-D printed — masks. Donations may be delivered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Fauquier Hospital’s rear loading dock at 500 Hospital Drive.
Valley Health in Winchester provides links to information about making hand-sewn masks.
RICHMOND: Article outlines various efforts. Not all are accepting handmade masks but VCU is. They ask you to bring the donations in a bag or box and drop them off at the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building Valet entrance (1200 E. Marshal Street) between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY: Esposito is looking for folks who would like to help sew, donate, or places who are in need of donations. She can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703-532-7375. Donations can be dropped off at Mane Street Salon at 201 Main Street in Dayton, or you can contact Peaceful Sewing at 540-214-9370.
STAUNTON: Homemade masks will also be accepted, and Augusta County Fire-Rescue asked that those interested in going that route visit https://patchworkplus-quilting.com/facemasks.
RICHMOND: We have set up boxes directly outside our ER entrances at Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and Swift Creek Freestanding for people to drop off items. We are honored to accept any of your donations of masks (all kinds), gloves, and more. Thank you for supporting our team,” the post read.A HCA Virginia spokesperson said work is underway to put out donation boxes at their additional emergency rooms in Richmond, as well.
Bon Secours facilities are not accepting handmade masks at this time.
STAFFORD COUNTY: If sewing a mask, please remember there are multiple designs available online but only the ones that follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations on home-made masks should be used. According to the CDC, homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front (that extends to the chin or below) and sides of the face. You’re asked to use close-knit natural fabrics. The masks may be dropped off at the Fire and Rescue Training Center. As well, if sewists need a pickup, please email email@example.com.
Several organizations are leading the effort to make masks. They are listed at the bottom of this article: https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/23/heres-how-you-can-get-face-masks-to-healthcare-workers/
YAKIMA: Yakima County Emergency Management is asking the public to donate masks.Drop off locations starting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at the Valley Mall, 2529 Main St, Union Gap, WA
Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16 at the Grand Cinemas, 3400 Picard Pl, Sunnyside, WA
For any questions, contact the Yakima County Emergency Management at 509-574-1919.
CLALLAM COUNTRY: Sequim-area residents are encouraged to keep making and donate cloth masks and gowns, also known as personal protective equipment (PPE).
Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road. Essential businesses and service providers who have a need for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as the homemade masks or gloves in Clallam County should use the number (360) 417-2430 to make their requests.
ISSAQUAH: Su says her goal is to make 5,000 masks to donate to health care workers. Collectively her army of volunteers have made around 1,200. If you would like to make the masks you can reach out to Su at Kellysmask@gmail.com She is also seeking donations to buy more material. You can donate by going to www.Ksschoolofdesign.com.
BELLEVUE: Finished masks can be donated in person at various hospitals or medical centers or by mail, but all donations must come with a completed in-kind donation form.
Mailed donation should be sent to the St. Joseph Medical Center, Attn: Supply Chain Donations, 1717 South J Street, Tacoma, WA 98405.
3D printing help also needed. More information in the article: https://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/fighting-the-coronavirus-100-masks-at-a-time/
CONFLUENCE HEALTH – ALL WASHINGTON STATE LOCATIONS: If you have the skills and ability, Confluence Health would also gratefully receive non-commercial PPE (especially masks) that will directly support the long-term care facilities in our communities.
Links to mask and gown patterns in article, along with drop-off information: https://www.confluencehealth.org/covid19-donations/
WHATCOM: PeaceHealth said in an email that it has confirmed with Whatcom Unified Command that donations and masks are still being accepted.
Donations of supplies, such as masks and gloves, and homemade gowns or hand-sewn masks will be accepted from 4-6 p.m. daily through Sunday, March 29, at 4233 Guide Meridian, Suite 101, just west of the intersection of Guide Meridian and Kellogg Road.
CLARKSTON: A Facebook Group titled “Let’s Face It Together” has been created by Elizabeth Black, M.D., for people in the community who are interested in participating in sewing mask donations. The group is being used to coordinate with those interested in sewing masks, and donating them Tri-State Memorial Hospital. For more information, and to volunteer, community members are invited to join the Facebook group.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital is working on ordering supplies, with the hopes that about 25,000 masks can be made. Once the supplies arrive, the hospital will need volunteers to help create the kits, and then distribute the kits to volunteers – who will then assemble to masks. Supplies are scheduled to arrive in the first week of April.
Tri-State is also welcoming face mask donations from the community. They are asking volunteers to use the design specifications from the video at THIS LINK, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For those who have created masks that they would like to donate, they can be dropped at the Tri-State Memorial Hospital front-north entrance. The hospital asks that donations be accompanied with a name and contact information, in order to thank and recognize those for their time and support during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you have supplies you would like to donate, contact D’Lynn Ottmar, Chief Development Officer, at Tri-State Hospital Foundation, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SPOKANE: Spokane County Department of Emergency Management is accepting donations of new sewn face masks on Thursday. According to the Spokane County of Emergency Management, people can donate the masks starting Thursday. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on the Northeast corner on 404 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. The hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
They will accept new sewn masks along with any PPE gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, gowns, eye protection, paper towels, toilet paper and household disinfectants.
MOSES LAKE: Masks are being accepted at the Columbia Basin Hospital nursing home and Garden Oasis Assisted Living in Ephrata. the building is closed to visitors, but people can make donations by appointment.
Most Garden Oasis residents are spending days indoors. Scheib said she’s asking kids to make greeting cards for the residents. Whether it’s masks or greeting cards, people can contact Scheib, 509-717-5203, to set up a time to drop off donations.
Avamere at Moses Lake isn’t accepting homemade masks, but would accept donations of N95 masks.
GREAT FALLS: The Great Falls Clinic asking the public for homemade mask donations. The clinic says in a release they will also give the donations to other health centers in the area. They say they will also accept masks made from a 3D printer.
Mask instructions are linked in the article: https://www.khq.com/regional/great-falls-clinic-asks-for-homemade-mask-donations/article_d5fca98a-1c8e-5b4b-b05e-7f11d092eea6.html
WENATCHEE: If you have the skills and ability, Confluence Health would also gratefully receive handmade PPE (especially masks) that will directly support the long-term care facilities in our communities,” See more information on making masks and how to donate at confluencehealth.org/covid19-donations.
TRI-CITIES: The effort is being organized on this Tri-Cities Facebook page.
Those interested in sewing, driving or managing hubs may join the organization’s Facebook group: West Virginia Mask Army. Donations are accepted on GoFundMe, PayPal and Venmo. More information can be found at the organization’s website https://sites.google.com/view/wv-mask-army/home.
Amanda Larch can be contacted at email@example.com
IRONTON: Those interested in volunteering or making donations can visit the group on Facebook at “West Virginia Mask Army” or go to their website at https://sites.google.com/view/wv-mask-army/home. masks will go to West Virginia hospitals. They are currently taking financial donations and there is an urgent need for elastic. Supplies can be dropped off at hubs in Charleston and Huntington.
PARKERSBURG: Camden Clark Medical Center is accepting donations of masks and 3D printed face shields. Pattern specifics and drop-off information in the article: https://wvumedicine.org/camden-clark/face-masks-donations/
MADISON: UnityPoint Health – Meriter, SSM Health, UW Health and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital said they are currently accepting donations of handmade sewn masks.
Links to drop-off information for each organization in the article:https://www.channel3000.com/madison-area-hospitals-requesting-donations-of-homemade-sewn-masks/
MADISON: SSM Health continues to collect cloth masks for staff, community members. If you would like to donate or make cloth masks email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-258-6640.
NEENAH: ThedaCare, HSHS St. Vincent and Prevea are welcoming public donations of hand-sewn, cloth masks. Links to patterns and drop-off locations in article: https://www.wbay.com/content/news/ThedaCare-welcomes-homemade-masks-569549171.html
MADISON: Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway called on businesses and individuals to make protective masks and donate them to the city.
Mask donations are being accepted at two fire stations:
- Fire station #2 (421 Grand Canyon Drive)
- Fire station #8 (3945 Lien Rd)
All masks will be washed before they are given to workers, according to the mayor.
Link to pattern in article: https://wkow.com/2020/04/10/madison-mayor-calls-on-businesses-individuals-to-make-masks-donate-to-city/
LA CROSSE: Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) is accepting donations for homemade face masks made with 100% heavy-duty cotton. If you have items you would like to donate or have questions regarding homemade face mask creation, please contact Jessie Cunningham, VMH Marketing & Public Relations Manager, at email@example.com or 608-637-4244 for more information.
GREEN BAY: Bellin Health is working with a state non-profit group to gather donations of sewn face masks for their healthcare workers.
Preferred pattern and drop-off information in article: https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/bellin-health-asking-for-donations-of-handmade-face-masks
WAUKESHA: ProHealth Care is welcoming donations of handsewn mask. Pattern specifics and drop-off information in the article: https://patch.com/wisconsin/waukesha/prohealth-care-welcomes-donations-handsewn-face-masks
PLOVER: Marshfield Clinic Health System and Aspirus facilities are accepting handmade masks. Marshfield Clinic Health System and Aspirus facilities are accepting handmade
PRICE COUNTY: Flambeau Hospital said Monday it would begin accepting homemade face masks. Donations will be accepted from 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at the loading dock in the back of the facility. For those unable to hand-deliver, masks may be mailed to Flambeau Hospital, 98 Sherry Ave. or PO Box 310, Park Falls, WI, 54552
ASHLAND & BAYFIELD: Starting at noon Friday, March 27, residents can pick up materials for making masks and then drop completed masks at the following locations:
Ashland County Courthouse between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at a table on the first-floor outside the Extension office.
At Café Coco in Washburn at a table on the side of the building under the overhand.-
An Encore in Bayfield on the back, covered porch.
Volunteers are asked to return the masks in a plastic bags with their name, phone number and the number of masks inside the bag, to protect the people who will retrieve the masks.The counties created a website for more information: http://www.cheqbaycc.org/chequamegon-bay-mask-makers.html
MADISON: UnityPoint Health-Meriter will accept handmade masks though it does not have a clinical need for hand-sewn masks at this time, and they may be used in other areas in their organization and the community.
Specific mask instructions linked in article: https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/UnityPoint-Health–Meriter-now-accepting-masks-hand-sanitizer-donations-569112031.html
MILWAUKEE: Hand sewn masks that follow the instructions provided by Mount Mary University will be accepted. Instructions are linked in article along with drop-off locations.
LA CROSSE: Homemade masks are being accepted if they meet specific criteria. For directions and a pattern, please contact Gundersen Medical Foundation at (608) 775-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mask specifications can be found here (how-to video here). To align needs and supply of PPE, PLEASE call Gundersen Medical Foundation first. This will allow staff to track the number of masks being made and who is making them.
MILWAUKEE: Article has information about sewing masks AND 3D printing efforts: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/03/24/sewing-masks-hospitals-wisconsin-make-homemade-supplies-help-pattern-shortage/2894990001/
MARSHFIELD CLINIC HEALTH System Foundation is asking for donations of ‘home-sewn’ face masks to help alleviate the upcoming shortage that’s being anticipated. Drop-off locations include the Marshfield Clinic Wellness Center on Western Street on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and also the AbbyBank lobby in Wausau. Many more drop-off locations, along with instructions for making the masks, are listed on the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation’s Facebook page.
UW HEALTH – PLEASE, NO MASK DROP-OFFS: UW Health says they appreciate the efforts of community groups to make hand-sewn masks for their staff, however, UW Health cannot accept them just yet. According to a UW Health Facebook post, due to infection control requirements, they cannot accept unsolicited items, like hand-sewn masks. UW Health is asking people to not drop off any handmade masks or any other hand made protective equipment. Before sewing any masks, UW said people should wait until they hear from them as there will be specific guidelines that will need to follow for UW Health to accept the masks. https://wkow.com/2020/03/21/no-you-shouldnt-be-sewing-hospital-masks-just-yet/
BUCKHANNON: Charleston Area Medical Center has posted a request for help from community members to get masks and has asked that if folks cannot help with sewing, that they help with donations of clean and new 100 percent cotton fabric and elastic for ear loops. On their website, camc.org, CAMC has included a pattern and instructions for making masks.
Additional information is available by calling Misty Post at 304-439-8353 or on her Facebook page Buckhannon Events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/510838175613835/
BUCKHANNON: St. Joseph’s Hospital thanks the community for their willingness to provide homemade face masks.
Due to the requirement for masks used in a clinical setting to be medical-grade surgical masks, we are unable to accept homemade cotton masks. Also, homemade cotton masks are not permitted to be used over N95 respirators or surgical masks.
However, we do welcome the donation of home-made headbands with buttons to attach the masks. These headbands with buttons help to relieve the pressure off the ears from the masks.
If you would like to donate headbands, please drop them off in the bins located by the Triage tent outside St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Emergency Room. If you have questions about other donations, please call 304-473-2046 for more information.
BERKELEY SPRINGS: Enchanting Gifts, has been the drop-off point for supplies that are being donated for those willing to sew the masks.
Tri-State Community Health Center received a donation of fabric masks from a staff member’s mother in McConnellsburg, and were looking for any additional masks that people could sew. The health center has a template they hope to post online.Tri-State has clinics in Hancock and Berkeley Springs. Melody Stotler can be contacted at 301-678-5187 ext. 230 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
Calling those who sew! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). CAMC is asking volunteers who have the ability to sew to make masks.
Starting Monday, March 23, CAMC will have designated bins for the community to drop off masks and donate supplies. The bins will be available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at various locations. They specify the pattern and 100% cotton material in the article. For any questions, please call the CAMC Volunteer services office at (304) 388-7426 or email Kelly Anderson, Volunteer Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org More Information: http://wvmetronews.com/2020/03/21/updates-west-virginia-prepares-for-coronavirus-concerns/
LARAMIE COUNTY: CRMC has established a webpage for donation information and has also provided instructions for those able to make homemade masks. For more information and instructions, visit www.cheyenneregional.org/patients-visitors/covid-19-information/donation-information/.
If you are making masks of any type for CRMC, please deliver them to the CRMC Foundation office, located at 408 E. 23rd St. in Cheyenne (across Evans Avenue from CRMC). There is a donation box with instructions on the porch of the house.
YEAR-ROUND ASK FROM ST. JUDE’S HOSPITAL
Mask straps are used to improve the comfort level for patients required to wear masks to prevent the spread of infection or protect our patients from infection. These mask straps replace the elastic band that comes standard on the mask. Patients tell us that the flannel and fleece material feel much better against their cheek and causes far less rubbing than the original elastic band. Instructions for making and donating the straps can be found here: https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/other-ways/volunteer-at-the-hospital/how-to-become-a-volunteer/at-home-projects/mask-straps.html