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
OTHER SEWING CAMPAIGNS & SEWING GROUPS
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Sewing Campaigns & Groups
REQUESTING SEWN EQUIPMENT
Needs Assessment Form
GENERAL SEWING INFORMATION
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
- 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.