Providence looks for volunteers to sew 100 million face masks

Mar 20 2020, 12:59 pm

While staying at home and self-isolating, spend your time doing something productive: making face masks for Washington’s healthcare workers.

Healthcare workers all over the world have been relying on face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. And with confirmed cases of coronavirus increasing daily, there has been a shortage of masks.

Seattleites wishing to help our local healthcare workers have two great options: donate any spare N-95 masks to hospitals or help sew some from scratch.

Providence Healthcare, the largest health system in the US, is calling on those with the ability to sew to help make 100 million masks.

The healthcare provider is starting their mask drive in Western Washington, one of the hardest-hit areas in the nation, with 1376 positive cases of coronavirus as of March 19.

On Monday, March 23 from 12 to 4 pm, stop by Providence St. Joseph Health to pick up a kit with all the materials you need to make 100 masks.

If you’re unable to drop by on Monday, sign up online for an alert of when the next pick up will be.

If you’d like to donate any N-95 masks that you find lying around your house, input your information into this Google form and leave your supplies in a bag outside of your door.

A volunteer team will pick up the masks and donate them to hospitals in need. Volunteers are currently accepting both used and new masks and will refine the request if they receive new information from hospitals.

Those willing to collect masks and deliver them to local hospitals can fill out this Google form.

Providence St. Joseph Mask Kit Pick-Up

When: Monday, March 23
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Providence St. Joseph Health — 1801 Lind Avenue SW Renton