Reusable, non-medical grade, fabric face masks for adults and children. There are several different styles that work well. Masks will vary based on what the maker creates. We’re asking all makers to create comfortable masks using new or lightly-used fabrics that adhere to the latest CDC guidelines.
If you can’t find what you need in this Q&A, you can send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible donations to our fund will go towards the purchase fabric, thread, elastic and postage for makers.
You can request one mask for every person who needs one. For example, if you need masks for a family of three, order three masks. If you need masks for a larger group of people, the same one-per-person rule applies. Please don’t order more masks than you need. Masks are washable and reusable.
No. Medical-grade masks should go to medical professionals. If you have medical-grade masks, please donate them to your local hospital.
We are asking makers to create reusable, non-medical grade, fabric face masks. Styles, patterns and colors will vary based on each maker and the supplies they have on hand.
Probably not. You can specify what you would prefer in your request, but because our makers are working with a variety of supplies, they will only be able to make certain masks. The important thing is that you wear a mask, so please be flexible with colors and styles. Every mask will be unique and made with love.
Your mask maker is responsible for shipping the mask to you. Most masks can be mailed using stamps through the USPS. Some makers also accept donated stamps and materials.
If you’re able to contribute, you can donate materials or stamps to mask makers. You can also make tax-deductible donations to our fund so that we can purchase fabric, thread, elastic and postage for makers.
We’re asking you to make reusable, non-medical grade, fabric face masks for adults and children. Masks should meet the latest CDC guidelines. Exact style is entirely up to you, we just ask that it’s a quality, clean mask that can be washed. All masks you donate must be made from new or lightly used fabrics without holes or stains. Please wrap masks in a sandwich baggie before shipping to keep them from getting dirty.
We’re asking makers to pay for shipping the order. If you need envelopes or stamps, we can help connect you with someone willing to donate supplies. You can ship most small orders through the USPS without leaving your home, using stamps and an envelope.
Yes, by signing up as a maker and connecting with people who need them.
For your safety—unless you’re dropping off a large order at your local hospital or non-profit—we ask that you only ship masks to individuals.
Unless you’re mailing eight or more masks to the same address using stamps, it’s cheaper to mail masks individually. For example, if you’re making masks for two people in a single household, you could mail them separately to the same address. This would require two envelopes, each needing one stamp. On the other hand, if you mailed both masks in a larger envelope, it could require up to 10 stamps.
A distribution center is any location, business or organization that is safely distributing masks to the public for free.
No. Please only register if you’re distributing masks for free. We will remove any listings that are using MaskHelpers.org as a way to profit.
Non-medical grade, fabric face masks for adults and children that meet CDC guidelines. We're only registering distribution centers that have masks for the general public that aid in social distancing. We're not registering centers that are only distributing medical grade masks.
After you register, people looking for a mask will be able to find your organization on our map and be directed to pick one up from your location.
No. When you register as a distribution center, you won’t be asked to ship masks. If you'd like to be a distribution center and you can also ship masks, please register as a maker and we'll send you a list of people who need masks shipped to them.
You can log in and update your profile and remove it from our list of distribution centers.
Only the consumables you require to make and mail masks. Fabric, thread, elastic, envelopes and stamps.
In most cases, you should only request the supplies needed to make masks over the next three months. We ask that you use all of the supplies sent to you, and that you complete all orders you’ve committed to. If you have supplies left, please donate them to another maker.
Envelopes, USPS postage stamps, fabric, thread and elastic. Please make sure that all items you donate are in new or like-new condition.
Create a donor account and we'll match you with a maker that needs supplies.
We ask the person donating the supplies to cover shipping.
For your protection, don’t send money to others through this site. You can make tax-deductible donations to our fund and we'll purchase fabric, thread, elastic and postage for makers.