Join our Mile High United Way team in making masks for Kaiser Permanente!DESCRIPTION:
Many organizations directly serving clients (shelters, food banks, health care providers) are in need of home made mask to protect their staff, volunteers, and clients. All masks made during this event will go to Kaiser Permanente. Mailing instructions are listed below!INSTRUCTIONS :
There are several different ways to make homemade masks, we will provide a no sew option that is easy to follow along with a sew option that will be guided by Kaiser Permanente for this opportunity. Please feel free to use whichever method you are most comfortable with.
For both mask types that we will guide you through during this activity, you will need to be prepared with your own materials. Each mask type and materials needed are listed below.
KAISER PERMANENTE'S FABRIC FACE MASK: For those interested in making masks to wear in nonclinical settings or for personal use, Kaiser Permanente offers step-by-step instructions and we will show a how-to video and go through the steps during this opportunity together. Even homemade masks need to meet certain specifications in order to be effective. Please, if you are sharing the community masks you are making with others, masks should be washed before wear.
One piece of fabric 15 ½” long and 7 ½” wide
TIES FOR MASK:
Two strips of fabric 1 ½ x 36”
NOTE: Please wash and dry your fabric 2 to 3 times before cutting. These masks will be laundered repeatedly and we don’t want them to shrink. Use cotton because it is breathable and can withstand excessive laundering.
Use either fabric:
100% cotton or cotton blend woven 6 to 8 oz (in densities similar to dress shirt or bed sheet fabrics) or 100% cotton or cotton blend jersey knit 6 to 8 oz
*All masks will use 2 layers of fabric per the pattern and instructions
Use 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 stitch length on your sewing machine (or 10-12 stitches per inch).
Back-stitch for strength where indicated. The seams need to be strong enough to withstand wearing, but also heavy-duty washers and dryers.
Lighter colors preferred
Polyester or cotton
NO SEW FACE MASK OPTION: Instructions and steps will be provided during this opportunity, but you will need to be prepared with the following materials in order to participate.
One Bandanna per mask
Tie shoes laces and/or stretchy hair ties
Flexible twisty-tie (used to tie the end of a loaf of bread) or a pipe cleaner or anything thin and flexible that is similar will work.
Round coffee filter
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SENDING IN MASKS TO KAISER PERMANENTE:
Please email KPCO-Supply-Chain-Logistics@kp.org with the following information to receive mailing supplies and address for where completed masks will be sent:
- Your name/city/state
- Your email address to receive an electronic mailing label
- Approximate weight of your shipment
- Estimated number of boxes needed for your shipment
- Number of masks you’re shipping
- Estimated value of supplies
Zoom Video Conference line will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the event!
*Not eligible for Court Ordered Community Service hours