Many of our clients are in the High Risk category set by the Centers for Disease Control for contracting COVID-19. With the current shortages of Personal Protective Equipment, n95 masks, gloves and gown, our clients are in desperate need of protective equipment to help stop the spread of COVID -19. We are asking for volunteers to donate homemade masks that we can give to our clients to protect our front line medical staff from droplet spread. We have compiled a list of resources for those interested/ capable of making homemade masks and ask you to use these guides to create the highest protection possible. If you make masks and want to donate them please call our office at 866.703.3873 and we will pick them up and sanitize them before giving them to clients.
WHERE TO GET FREE SUPPLIES
Honey Run Quilters- Honey Run Quilters is providing mask kits available with sewing directions and enough fabric to make 10-12 masks. Kits are available for curbside pickup today until 5:00. Completed masks can be returned to the store, where they will insert a replaceable HEPA filter and distribute them to hospitals and other medical organizations.
JoAnn- JoAnn is providing one free yard of fabric to anyone willing to make masks. The finished masks can be returned to JoAnn where they will be donated to hospitals and other medical organizations. JoAnn Store on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd Ste 310, Chico, CA 95928
BEST MATERIALS TO USE
Which materials are best for DIY masks and has the best breathability
Click here for a break down of the best materials to use for masks.
There have been reports of shortages for elastic, you can use hair ties or create cloth ties.