NYC Face Masks Initiative

There is an urgent need for face masks, especially in NYC right now! According to the CDC, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. NYC Hospitals are running out of supplies and some have already. High risk patients and caregivers have no means of protection and cases of Coronavirus continue to spike.

We've had an INCREDIBLE outpouring of support and an EXTRAORDINARY response to our call for materials and sewing technicians as well as hospital staff and caregivers with IMMEDIATE needs. We realized we have no time to waste and need funds to get this executed in a meaningful way!  

We have almost 200 sewing technicians, drivers, and volunteers and growing! We've sent out thousands of yards of cotton and elastic! We have delivery and distribution systems in place! We have the capacity to make thousands of masks per week and much more with your donation! 

Our goal is to make 35,000 masks and we have the infrastructure and capacity to make it happen!

Please know that your family and your own financial health is paramount, but if you have the ability to give even a small donation, it could truly save a life! Please consider making a donation if you can!

We need to provide people who can sew and are willing to help the access to resources at once, providing an opportunity to significantly contribute. And we need to get these face masks to the people who protect us. Let's get these masks made!!
#nycfmi #bettertogether #smallactionsbigdifference 

Join our Facebook group  or check out Instagram to see our community in action! And head over to our website  to find out more!

We have also asked our sewing technicians and other partners to help us capture their journey and hashtag so you can truly watch what your money can do!!

If you're interested or know anyone interested in donating materials or sewing, please fill out the form attached!

Sewing and materials form

  • Ellen Lerner 
    • $18 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 18 mos
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
  • Rachana Bhide 
    • $25 
    • 18 mos
  • Jen Hulme 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
See all

Fundraising team: NYC Face Masks Initiative (4)

Nancy Rhodes 
Raised $6,456 from 101 donations
New York, NY
Lauren Bonner 
Team member
Raised $1,530 from 13 donations
Isabel Varela 
Team member
Raised $1,071 from 21 donations
Leigh Wallace 
Team member
Raised $236 from 7 donations
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