How to Donate Homemade Masks
Community mask makers who want to put their skills to good use can donate masks to Floyd.
To help ensure hand-sewn masks provide the best possible protection, we encourage mask makers to use one of these patterns, which have been approved by our Infection Prevention Director:
When making masks to donate, please remember these important tips:
Do use 100%, pre-shrunk cotton woven fabric.
Do use caution in choosing fabric design/pattern since these are for the clinical environment. Solids are preferred. Prints should be minimal and tasteful.
Do use elastic for ear loops or fabric ties for tying behind the head.
Do use two different fabrics on each mask so the wearer can remember which side is inward facing. This is important for hygiene.
Do use interfacing between the layers of cloth if possible.
Do not use fabric containing sequins, rhinestones or other elements that could fall off.
Do not use jersey knit (T-shirt) material.
Do not use fabrics with inappropriate or sensitive designs.
How to Donate
Call Floyd Imaging Service departments before bringing completed masks or to donate elastic. Calling ahead will allow us to prepare for the delivery. Do not bring donations directly to a hospital without calling first.
- Floyd Medical Center: 706.509.6202
- Polk Medical Center: 770.749.4060
- Cherokee Medical Center: 256.927.1378