WHY

There are many organizations in our state that need cloth masks right now. These include nursing homes, homelessness service organizations, food banks, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. Although these organizations are working in close contact with potentially vulnerable populations every day, they are not requesting N95 or other manufactured masks, which must be prioritized for frontline healthcare providers working with COVID-19 patients.
Members of the general public should also be wearing some kind of cloth covering over the nose and mouth whenever going out to perform essential activities, per Center for Disease Control and State Department of Health guidelines. As a reminder, cloth masks are NOT a replacement for social distancing and proper hand-washing.

WHO YOU CAN HELP

MASKS FOR THE ELDERLY

As our individual agency requests have been 100% fulfilled, there is still a need for masks in Central Washington! We are continuing our outreach and connecting with local needs. We need your help to provide 500 masks for our elderly neighbors in Assisted Living, Nursing Homes & Retirement Centers.

500 ADULT MASKS NEEDED

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

MASKS FOR CHILDREN

As our individual agency requests have been 100% fulfilled, there is still a need for masks in Central Washington! We are continuing our outreach and connecting with local needs. We need your help to provide 500 masks for local children in schools, day cares and other youth services.

500 CHILD SIZE MASKS NEEDED

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Sunrise Outreach Center

Is in need of 40 masks for their food bank staff and volunteers throughout Yakima County.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management

Is in need of 200 masks to distribute to agricultural workers.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

HopeSource

Is in need of 75 masks for their staff and volunteers serving Kittitas, Grant, Chelan, and Douglas Counties.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

St Vincent’s Center

Is requesting 25 masks for food bank staff and volunteers

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.1

Generating Hope

is requesting 40 masks for the Homeless Shelter/Drop In Center staff, volunteers and guests.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Yakima Sheriff’s Office

Is requesting 50 masks.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Rod’s House

is requesting 60 masks for their young adult shelter staff, volunteers, and guests.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Yakima Union Gospel Mission

is requesting 200 masks for their shelter staff, volunteers and guests.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Yakima Rotary Food Banks

is requesting 100 masks for their staff, volunteers, and guests.

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

The Pantry @ Moxee

Is in need of 20 masks for food bank staff and volunteers

100% FULFILLED!

Please let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

HOW TO MAKE A MASK

To create these masks, you may either choose to use a sewing machine or hand-sew using needle and thread. Below are directions for pleated masks you can make for donations. We ask that anyone participating in the challenge make a minimum of 10 cloth masks. Please follow our sanitation guidelines for mask donations by ensuring that your workspace and materials are sanitary, that you are following proper hand washing protocol, and that no one in your household is sick.
If you would like to make a simpler mask for yourself, visit the CDC website for 1-minute and 10-minute face masks. Please note however that these styles of masks cannot be donated.
For a PDF version of these instructions click here

Let us know what you can do! 

Fill out this form and let us know for who and how many masks you’d like to make. 
We’ll be in touch to make arrangement for a non-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.