There is currently a need for simple masks that can be worn by non-COVID-19 patients and providers, larger masks to fit over N95 and other medical-grade equipment, and masks with pockets to hold removable filters. Homemade masks can be sewn by hand or machine, but should be double-layered and made with prewashed cotton. There are many resources available online that provide a list of materials to use, patterns, and instructions on how to make DIY masks. We’ve included a few helpful resources here, but please feel free to share ideas, tips, and tricks in the comment section below. Please contact you local facility to see which type of homemade masks they are currently accepting.
Once you’ve completed your masks, please take a photo of all the masks laid out next to a piece of paper that includes your full name, the date, and the number of masks you made. We will use this photo to verify your donation. Please note that we must be able to clearly see both your name and the number of masks in your picture.