During this incredibly challenging time, cries for more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals and other facilities continue, as the supply grows more scarce by the day. 

I have turned my home into a temporary production facility and am working with a teams of protected volunteers to make masks (washable masks with inserts for filters). We are seeking funds to help us with materials and distribution, as well as volunteers who can sew. 

We are in need of:

100% cotton fabric

1/2" elastic

Filter Paper

Pipe Cleaner

We are also in need of volunteers who can help sew masks (see Facebook: MasksForEveryone)

Organizations such as  Street Health (a non-profit community based agency that improves the health of homeless and under-housed people in Ontario) are desperate to receive masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities, as are many hospitals, for the protection of their front line staff. 

Tens of thousands of masks are needed, the Ontario Government have ordered masks and are distributing to hospitals, great Companies are being set up to make masks here in Canada - but they cannot service everyone immediately. In the interim, thousands of people will become infected. We cannot be reactive. Help us be proactive in this crucial time of need.

Our goal is to raise $1m to but masks and to support the growing need - we want to put masks in the hands of all front-line workers and people in the community that are at risk of infection. 

We are trying to order the kn95 and N95 masks from factories in China - but are met with some concerns for quality and shipping restrictions - this will not stop us from trying to source good masks. In the interim, we will purchase where available and continue to make masks to support the community of nurses and doctors and at-risk individuals that do not have access to masks.  Literally all of the masks will be donated to front end works and facilities and people that do not have access to a mask. 

Please help by donating, offering to volunteer, forwarding this email and going to the Facebook Page: MasksFor Everyone to see how you can help supply.

Let's work together.  

If you are a medical or patient-faced organization in need of masks, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Facebook Page: MasksForEveryone
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Ann Kaplan
North York, ON

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