COVID-19 Response: Washable & Re-usable Non-Surgical Masks
During these challenging times, it will take all of us together to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Making face masks is one way for us to contribute while staying safe in our homes. Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation is joining the national effort to provide non-surgical masks to protect our health care workers and our community. Our initial goal is to make 500 masks. Due to demand, we have increased our goal to 5,000 masks
We have already started assembling kits and distributed some out to volunteers to sew. Each kit will include the materials for 5 masks, with pre-cut fabric and elastic. The kits will be left outside for a quarantine period to ensure that they are virus free. Those that want to sew them can then come and pick them up, sew and return! The completed masks will be sanitized before they are distributed.
If you know health care workers or other community members that are in need of face masks, please share this page with them.
We are accepting donations for this project. The link below will take you to a PayPal screen where you can use your PayPal account or your credit card to donate. A PayPal account is not required!
We appreciate your support. Working together we make a difference!
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Ways to Help
Volunteer to sew masks
Make a financial donation
Request Finished Masks
How to make Face Masks
Since the mask kits will include pre-cut fabric, we ask that everyone follow the same tutorial. This tutorial was originally from Button Counter and has been modified to fit our needs. Click the button below to download a PDF of the instructions.
Kits 101+ have a new design! Make sure to watch the video below on how to make them before you get started.
Why are we making non-surgical face masks?
Here are some articles on why these are important!
The Guardian: Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus?
AZ Central: How Arizona sewing enthusiasts are helping solve the face mask shortage
Forbes: Calling All People Who Sew And Make: You Can Help Make Masks For 2020 Healthcare Worker PPE Shortage
Thank you for your contributions!!
Beth & Wendy McGee
Mary Ann & Gerry Bartley
Laurie & Pete Carlson
Donna & John Walker
Stephanie & John Fox
Stephanie & Dean Schwartz
Michelle & Ray Himmelberg
Renee & Michelle Young
Tom & Dave Curtice
Betsy & Mark Bolton
Maria Elsa Perez
Mary Noel Kaiser