Become a Donor
We have teamed up with the Northern Supply Chain to ensure that we are targeting not only local needs in each area, but that larger donations are distributed to facilities who are at risk of a shortage within the next 10-14 days.
As much as possible, donations stay local. Larger donations may be redistributed depending on the critical need for PPE to neighbouring communities in Northern Ontario.
We are looking for donations of the following items:
surgical masks | surgical gowns | hand-sewn masks
hand-sewn gowns | N95 masks | baby monitors
walkie talkies | face shields + more!
To donate your materials please submit the following form
One of our team members will be in contact with you shortly.
DONATING SEWN EQUIPMENT
If you have sewn equipment to donate please submit the Donor Form
After this, we will connect you with a healthcare facility in need.
For more details on designs, fabrics and donating process see our Donor information sheet
For frequently asked questions such as:
Are hand-sewn masks safe?
What do government organizations recommend?
Who are hand-sewn masks intended for?
Check the General Information Sheet for this information.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sewing campaigns & sewing groups
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- Hand-sewn masks should only be provided to those who are unable to acquire manufactured PPE (e.g., medical masks or N-95 respirators) that are regulated and safety tested.
- Homemade masks, caps, and gowns are not considered PPE, since their capability to protect users is unknown. We are unable to guarantee the effectiveness or safety of hand-sewn masks, caps, and gowns for wearers. Caution should be exercised when considering this option.
- Homemade masks should ideally be used in combination with a face shield that covers the entire front and sides of the face.
- Studies show that hand-sewn masks may be approximately 3-30% effective at reducing the user’s exposure to airborne particles.
- Users should be aware that hand-sewn masks, caps, and gowns may give users a false sense of protection that may encourage risk taking and/or decrease attention to other hygiene measures (Consensus Study Report, 2006)
- We are unable to compensate donors for costs of supplies or labor.
Donate to Protect our Frontline
$2 = 1 Mask.
Just TWO DOLLARS will make a face shield to protect our Northern Ontario Healthcare Workers, but we need your help to keep making them.
Donate today to help us cover 3D Printing and shipping expenses.