Resources for volunteers

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I need supplies to continue making masks.

If you are already a volunteer (have filled out the Volunteer Form and been contacted by an Admin) but need supplies - fill out this Google Sheet Volunteer Supplies Requests asking for supplies, please. 

Where do I drop off my completed masks?

  Find your closest drop off location here. 

Do I need to include anything with my completed masks?

 Yes! Please print and include this form If you do not have access to a printer, a handwritten form printed legibly with the same information is great! 

Is the aim to make a mask to go over an N95 mask or surgical mask?

 Yes. And also to give to patients to wear (since they can launder them). The healthcare personnel (HCP) know this isn’t the best answer, but any mask is better than none right now. 

What fabric should I use?

 You may ask us for a kit or:

  • Most common requested material is 2 layers of woven cotton or cotton with a cotton lining for the body of the mask (aka the part that goes over the face). Cotton is breathable, comfortable, and doesn’t lead to eyewear fogging up like some synthetics do. It also stands up to harsh sanitizing.
  • For the ties, you can use a cotton or poly/cotton blend. Other materials for ties include twill tape, bias tape (if possible, top stitch it to reduce stretch), double fold tape, or grosgrain ribbon if it can be tied securely and not slip out of a knot (some kinds are “slippery”). Please do not use satin ribbon for ties, as it does not stay tied securely.
  • Elastic for ear loops or behind-the-head straps should be around ¼” wide. Foldover elastic also works if it is around or less than ⅝” wide. Strips of t-shirt material cut 1.5” wide and gently pulled to roll the edges also make decent ties. EXPOSED LATEX SHOULD NOT BE USED–ex: bungee cording that has been deconstructed, or rubber bands.