Mask-Making Week in Minnesota
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor launched a "Homemade Mask Week" Drive April 20-25th. This drive will help those who are most vulnerable and at risk, especially those working and residing in congregate living like homeless and domestic violence shelters, long-term care facilities, and other locations where people are at higher risk from COVID-19.
Fire stations around Minnesota will be collecting masks on Saturday, April 25th from 10am until 2pm. See the announcement HERE. All 775 fire departments in the state will be participating and will then then deliver the masks to local organizations.
DonateGoodStuff.org will aid in this effort as a resource for the fire fighters delivering, for facilities and organizations where the masks are needed. If you represent an organization needing homemade mask donations, click HERE TO REGISTER free before Saturday.
Can't make it Saturday?
You can donate home-sewn masks any time before or after the drive on Saturday, directly to organizations and facilities. Find a map of all locations in Minnesota HERE or search near you HERE.
Want to help in other ways?
Many other donations are needed during this time, from food and hygiene items, to creative activities items for seniors and children. Find out what is needed near you HERE