Make a Mask Illinois

UPDATE
4/2/2020

Thank you so much for all of your donations so far.
It will help tremendously with our efforts of making masks.
We want to help as many people as possible and with this unbelievable support we can do so much!
We have increased the amount to $7000

We are in the process of obtaining large quantities of cotton (2500 yards), but it is taking longer than anticipated.
The opportunity of purchasing large amount of cotton I had written about before is no longer available, for reasons out of our control. We will inform you about it another time. Lets do this!

UPDATE
3/31/2020


Since we have setup a GoFundMe account there has been a tremendous response from people willing to help.
People have been donating funds here, as well as fabric to make masks.

OUR TEAM:
Who are we: 74 polish-american women 
Where are we: 44 towns across Illinois
What do we do: make face masks for FREE

IN PROGRESS:
- 50 yards of donated  fabric -> 420 cut masks ready to be sewed 
- 600 yards of fabric purchased already cut into mask  -> +/- 5000 cut masks ready to be sewed 
- 400 masks DONE!

TO DO:
- 3800 yards of  purchased fabric that will be cut into masks  -> +/- 32,000 to be made!

We still need more funds to purchase more material, so please consider supporting our efforts.

More funds we have, more material we can purchase.
More material we have, more masks we can make.
More masks we make, more people we can help and keep them safe.
We need your help!


WE ARE DOING THIS WORK PRO BONO
THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM IT WILL BE FIRST RESPONDERS AND ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES.
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We are all familiar with what is currently  in the world.
COVID-19 took control over all of our lives and is holding us hostage. Figuratively and literally speaking, as the only thing that we can do to help spread the virus is to stay home. Isolated from others. 

There is more that all of us can do!
 

For the last few days I was wondering how I can help, and the only thing I could think of was to start making face masks for  hospital personnel.
There is a major shortage of medical protective gear, nationwide.
It will only get worse, as the number of  COVID-19 cases in the US will raise substantially.

CDC is aware of the shortage and approved using homemade masks 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html 

We must make sure that our doctors and nurses are always protected, because they are on the front line fighting this virus, and saving our lives. 

I have been in touch with a group of women, who offered to make the mask for free, and this fundraiser is to purchase supplies: fabric (100% cotton) and elastic. No amount is too small.

Thank you 
Kamila

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 hr
  • Jhoel Deguzman 
    • $100 
    • 18 hrs
  • Monika P 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • ava avka 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Iwona Garwacki 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
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Organizer

Kamila Henley 
Organizer
Barrington, IL
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