Donate Homemade Face Masks for Health Care Workers, Pattern Included
Face Mask Donations and Pattern
UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois has an adequate supply of masks. Still, it's important to be proactive in our ongoing preparedness and we're asking for the community's help. If you'd like to help create face masks for our team, please follow these instructions and information for drop-off locations.
Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. A new modular mask, The Olson, named after 1930's legendary maker nurse Lyla Mae Olson, was quickly developed by clinicians from UnityPoint Health and is being shared across the globe in the fight against COVID-19. A group of clinicians teamed up in the hospital's generate prototyping space to create a series of experimental designs rooted material science and easy fabrication. No special instruments are required for fabrication, and the pattern is compatible with common mask patterns being released around the country.
Your time and talent can greatly impact our ability to care for our community members and help ensure our safety as we do. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used.
They don't have to be stylish - just functional. Non-matching fabrics, thread, elastics are fine. It just needs to be well sewn mask - with no frayed edges or missed seams.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health of our communities and the people we serve.