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Due to the severe shortage of N95 medical face masks, The New York Sewing Center will be teaching how to make 3 kinds of CDC-compliant face masks that can be donated to our first responders and medical professionals. Join us for a FREE class on Instagram live on Tuesday 4/14 at 6pm ET. No need to sign up for this class, just tune in on IG live @thenewyorksewingcenter.

Supplies:
*Pre-washed fabrics (to avoid shrinkage after masks are made) *Tightly woven 100% cotton fabric Medium weight, or one piece of cotton and one piece of flannel - 2 pieces, 6x9 inches each (see image)

*1/4 wide elastic (see images) - 2 pieces, 7 inches each

Coffee filter, and 1/2 yard of 100% cotton, non-stretch fabric, pipe cleaners

*Sewing machine, pins, scissors

No Supplies? We are preparing kits that can be picked up locally in Brooklyn (email thenewyorksewingcenter@gmail.com to coordinate) or you can purchase your own supplies online at amazon or blackbird fabrics.

Experience: intermediate for sewing

Length of class: 1 hour. Each mask takes about 15 min to complete

After masks are complete: No need to wash, hospitals will do this upon arrival. Please email us with hospitals in need. As of now we know for sure these are taking mask donations.

Do not drop off: Please email or call to find out Distribution.

Alter New: sign up to be a volunteer and they will provide fabric and supplies and donate masks for you! The Mask Initiative:
https://alternew.com/nyc-face-masks-initiative

*Montefiore Hospital - REQUEST FULFILLED! Woo hoo!

*Westchester Medical
Contact: Shalini Rao
914-715-7394

*Ontario ARC
Contact: Katy Sullivan RN
ksullivan@ontarioarc.org

*Masks4medicine
Contact: Nicole Seminara, M.D.
Facebook Page: @MASKS4MEDICINE

*Community Access
Contact: Lorraine David
(347) 399-2216

*ENT and allergy associates
Contact: Craig Litman
(585) 415-6153

CUCS
SHIP TO:
ATTN Mary Taylor 212-801-3342
198 E 121st Street
New York, NY 10035

URI NYC
Urban Resource Institute (20 NYC Residential Shelters)​
Contact:
email: MarComm@urinyc.org
hotline: 929.333.4917
Mail:
Urban Resource Institute
C/O Dr. Natalie Richardson
2250 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10027

New York Presbyterian Queens
Alan Levine
Masks@nyp.org

Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip NY 11795
Attn: Robert Marino (Main OR Suite, 5th Floor)

Donna Brtower, NP, LI Jewish Hospital
Dbrower1@northwell.edu

Tamatha Purins, Grand Pavillion Nursing Home
Tamathapurins@gmail.com

Gina Mormando, Oncology Administrator
St. Johns Hospital
tomaluca@verizon.net

Rosanna Healy, BSN, RN, ProHealth
rhealty@prohealthcare.com

Gail Sirota, MBA
Manager, Volunteer Program Services
Hospice
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
T: 917-232-1818
E: Gail.Sirota@vnsny.org
www.vnsny.org

Catholic Community Services (CCS) if we are posted, please use CCS (we service children and families in Philadelphia PA)
Email: jenni.banh@gmail.com
Contact Person: Jennifer Banh
Phone:2153006345

More donations by city here: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask/Mask-Donations

Fabrics: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/best-materials-make-diy-face-mask-virus/

CDC Masks:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/UnderstandDifferenceInfographic-508.pdf

Reference: https://amp.courierpress.com/amp/2865273001

Mask Tutorial https://www.facebook.com/843748552304188/posts/3136877216324632/?vh=e&d=n

Other mask patterns cdc compliant: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qPNTwFaofZF3_42hcbww9qUuN2hqibUw50dxJJdtLvM/edit?usp=sharing