Sunday, April 5, 2020

Mask Sewing Update! 4-5-20

Thank you to everyone who has helped out our community with mask-making!

Allina is still collecting masks for health care workers, as are most other health care systems. Please make sure the masks you are donating meet the guidelines of the system you are donating to. 

The free mask kits provided by Treadle in cooperation with Sew Good Goods are to benefit health care workers. As demand is still so great in health care settings, we respectfully request that if sewing for family and friends, you sew from your stash or purchase additional supplies.

If you pick up one of our free kits, donate those masks! 

Looking for a free kit? Use our contact form on our website to give us your email address - we'll add you to our list and notify you about kit availability!

- Use the PATTERN AND DIRECTIONS HERE to sew your masks, or follow the guidelines from the organization you plan to donate to.

- Remember to use 2 different fabrics for the inside and outside - tightly woven 100% cotton for the outside and flannel or other soft cotton for the inside.

From the Blue Cross website:
Where to donate masks
Completed masks can be dropped off at the following locations:
(updated with new facilities on 3/27/2020) 
Important note: Donations are still being accepted following the Governor's "Directing Minnesotans to Stay Home" Emergency Executive OrderPlease follow all state-issued guidelines when dropping off masks. Do not, for any reason, go inside any health care facility to drop off your donations. Specific drop-off instructions for each location are included in the linked PDF for that location.
After drop off, the masks will immediately be sent to laundry/processing sites at the individual health facilities to be sanitized for medical use.


  1. M Health facilities are also accepting donations. See more:

  2. Hennepin Healthcare is also accepting mask donations.
    To donate please send masks to:
    Hennepin Healthcare Foundation
    Karin Meier
    701 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Or you can drop off masks and other PPE donations for Hennepin Healthcare at 701 -10th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 am and 1 pm.
    If you have questions about masks or other donations please email or call 612-873-7552.

  3. Catholic Charities is also collecting cloth masks for shelter staff and clients.
    See below:

    We need your help! Our shelters, opportunity centers and congregate living areas are in need of masks. We estimate our need to be around 5,000 face coverings. Can you help by donating 5, 10, 50 or more?

    We welcome all face coverings that adequately cover the nose and mouth. We recommend patterns from Allina Health and the CDC.

    Drop off:

    Catholic Charities Distribution Center, 341 Chester St. St. Paul, MN 55107 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Thank you for Being the Helper!

    More info:

  4. I'm in need of two adult masks I have no sewing abilities and had to have limited cash available I live in the Lakeville area do you know of any place where I can get

    1. Call Nancy at Repair Lair in Mpls. $5 each or free if that’s too much. She has a Facebook page too.