In response to the most recent guidance from the CDC (Apr 3, 2020) suggesting EVERYONE wear a “cloth face covering” (face mask), we are reactivating our project. (We had suspended the project once FEMA got involved and reactivated professional manufacturing facilities.) However, masks were already in short supply and this announcement only increases demand on that limited supply. We can all help by increasing the supply of masks.
Our medical personnel are having their immediate needs met through actions by FEMA and local, domestic manufacturing facilities. (You’ve probably seen them in the news.) Secondary, vulnerable communities like nursing homes and retirement centers and shelters, unfortunately, still have a huge need that’s largely going unfulfilled. We will be gathering and distributing donated face masks for them.
We will also be sharing patterns, sources of materials, and Best Practice guidelines to make masks that are as effective and functional as possible for you and your family to wear. While you may also choose to sell the finished product, we will share the instructions on here for free.
What is next?
- Make your own face mask following Best Practice guidelines (using our FREE original mask sewing pattern) first for yourself, then your family – Mask Making Instructions & Pattern here
- Volunteer to help make extra masks (for the elderly and other vulnerable communities) – Sign up here
- Stay informed and get notified of additional mask sewing information – Subscribe to our mailing list here