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Rochester Refugee Cloth Masks for COVID

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EDIT: We have raised our funding goal to reflect the demand that we’re seeing for these masks. We are also now producing children’s isolation gowns to be shipped to Rochester and further. If you or anyone you know needs these gowns. Let me know at [email redacted].

We are raising money to provide cloth facemasks to the medical community nationwide and the refugee community in Rochester. We expect that the demand for these facemasks is going to grow significantly. We need to raise $5/mask to build inventory now in order to preempt that demand. I expect that the cost will come down quickly, but that is our best estimate for the first run of masks. 

We are raising $5000 to put the masks into production and start shipping them to the healthcare workers who have asked for them. We will distribute them for free to hospitals and to our community of 500 tenants with no access to supplies or masks.

They will not be N95 rated but will be made in accordance with the CDC guidelines for emergency face covers. 

For more information about cloth facemasks and their efficacy, please see here:


  • Bruce Leonard
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Pamela Frame
    • $15 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anthony Ferrari
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Bernard Shore
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team: RRS&R (3)

Michael Kelly
Raised $975 from 18 donations
Rochester, NY
Emma Eagen
Team member
Raised $80 from 2 donations
Emily Hessney Lynch
Team member
This team raised $4,075 from 77 other donations.

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