Mask Making Project

Given potential shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) we are working with community partners and volunteers to sew masks for the volunteers and clients who will be using our County Emergency Shelters. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. This is a perfect opportunity to make a crucial difference from home!

Volunteer to Sew Masks

Would you like to help make masks ? Our goal is to make 2000 masks to support the needs of our county providers and our newly opened county shelters. Express Interest below and we'll  follow up.

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Instructions for Mask-Making

Check out the video tutorial for instructions on how to effectively craft a mask or download a PDF of instructions below.

Download a PDF of mask-making Instructions 

View our Guidelines for Mask-Making

Drop-Off Instructions

Completed masks can be dropped off in a bin at the Volunteer Center or one of the two Bay Federal locations below. Please place your masks in a bag along with a note that includes your full name and the number of masks inside.

Dropoff - Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.  A bin will be available in the downstairs lobby. 

Monday through Friday between 10 AM-12 PM or 1 PM-4 PM. 

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Donate to the Project

Would you like to donate funds or materials to help community sewers and help us sustain this project?  Reach out to us via email to arrange a donation drop-off or follow the link below to provide a financial contribution.

Donate to the Project

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Learn More About Other Community Sewing Projects

We are proud to be a part of a network of sewers and groups helping to meet the need for masks in our community. Learn about other groups and where they are focusing their efforts.

Discover Other Sewing Groups

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