Your Skills Can Help Save Lives!
Many of our generous members have asked if there's a way they can sew or donate masks for hospitals and health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. We have searched diligently for reliable recipients for your hard work and located some reliable resources who are still accepting donations and volunteers! One is Sewing Masks for Atlanta Hospitals, which is currently in need of 3000+ masks her day, and has supplies to create kits for 30,000. That may sound like a lot, but when you do the math: that's TEN DAYS' worth of masks for a city with a population of nearly seven million.
You can help! Visit their site and register to volunteer or donate. Simple as that.
Prefer to keep it local? We're big fans of that, too (the MMQ is based right in Atlanta). In your own community, consider one or more of the following:
- call local hospitals and ask if they're accepting donations or working with an organization who can
- contact local elder-care organizations and ask if they need additional masks
- utilize resources like NextDoor and Freecycle to locate neighbors who can connect you with local hot spots of need
- visit your elderly neighbors and determine if they have home health care workers who move between clients and could benefit from your masks
Free Pattern For Face Masks
Friend of the MMQ, Dana over at Made Everyday, has generously offered not only a pattern for face masks, but a revised version that utilizes fabric ties based on feedback from medical professionals. You can download it here.