Face Masks: Fight the Spread of COVID-19

We are making safe, reusable masks to make an impact.

NOTE: These masks will be given out for FREE to individuals who are at risk and medical professionals on the frontlines. 

Did you know doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers are seeing COVID-19 patients without proper protection?

This is unacceptable. We have to help. 

The CDC updated its guidelines saying that if no mask is available that a homemade mask (bandana/scarf) can be used. Hospitals around the country are DIYing masks or using the same mask everyday?

Upcycle it Now is a design and manufacturing company that turns materials destined for the landfill into beautiful and functional products. As a small business, located in Long Beach, California we were struck by the immediate economic impact of this societal shift. We paid our employees for two weeks and shut the doors. We have been researching to find areas where we can make an impact to help our community and the wider world during this trying time. 


Our mission is to increase the availability of quality reusable masks for those in essential businesses and for individuals that are the most vulnerable. With this effort we can give the general public the protection they need while reducing the demand on hospital supplies outside the hospital. We will use the donated funds for the UpCycleItNow team so we can bring people back to work and manufacture masks that we will deliver for FREE to individuals and organizations in need. 

We are driving and delivering the masks directly to Healthcare organizations, senior citizens and other vulnerable populations that need the protection. So far we have delivered over 2,000 masks. 

Our Co-Founder Christina Johnson

We have researched the CDC guidelines and developed a process to develop these reusable masks. 

Our first day of production 

We have taken on a family effort to raise funds that go directly towards the production of FREE masks. As the son-in-law to Liz Bordessa, I've helped organize this effort. All proceeds from this fundraiser are going directly to Liz Bordessa, the co-founder of UpCycleItNow. 

Contact UpCycleItNow Directly


  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: Million Mask March (5)

Matthew Stern
Raised $13,121 from 56 donations
Long Beach, CA
Liz Bordessa
Raised $1,231 from 17 donations
Christina Johnson
Team member
Raised $5,075 from 60 donations
Elaine Newbrough
Team member
Raised $825 from 11 donations
Team member
Raised $450 from 5 donations
This team raised $10,713 from 131 other donations.

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