We get masks to those who need them the most by filling the gap between suppliers and facilities at no cost to either end, thanks to donations and community mask-makers.
WeHaveMasks receives mask requests through our I NEED MASKS form. Each request is verified and given a priority ranking (healthcare, first responder, school, essential work team, general public, and others).
To fulfill these requests, WeHaveMasks sources homemade masks from mask-makers across the country who are member of or Mask Makers Collective. WeHaveMasks also purchases manufactured cloth masks and professional-grade respirators when funding and availability allows.
These much needed donations cover shipping costs and help get material supplies to our mask-makers. Masks are inspected and distributed to those in need using our request and fulfillment process.
Our WeHaveMasks for Schools initiative is suppling material to schools so they can make their own masks using a no-sew assembly process developed specifically for this effort. Learn more, register your school, or donate at WeHaveMasksforSchools.com.
If you need masks, visit our I NEED MASKS page where there is a form for general requests and one for school use.
If you simply want to help, please DONATE. We rely on donations to cover the shipping costs to get masks from sewists across the country to areas with urgent needs. WeHaveMasks also supplies materials to those sewing masks and purchases manufactured masks to fill the gap. We also accept donated supplies and services that will us get masks made and delivered.
100% of your donations will go towards getting masks to those who need them. We are dedicated to getting masks to those in need at no cost to them or our community mask-makers. WeHaveMasks covers the shipping costs to deliver mask kits and materials to our team of sewists, to get completed masks to our collection points, and then the completed masks to those in need.
We Have Masks, Mask Makers Collective is a nonprofit organization. We have applied for 501(c)3 status with the IRS and all donations will be retroactively tax-deductible for the 2020 tax year once the application process is complete. Contact us after Jan. 1, 2021 to request a donation receipt or to confirm our status prior to claiming your donation on your taxes.
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Becky Blank is a Logistics Analyst for American Sugar Refining Group and a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She has a background in Mechanical Engineering with roles in Reliability, Manufacturing, and Aerospace. She lives in Slidell, LA.
Victoria Griggs is a real estate investor, educator, and affordable housing advocate at Unlimited Pie and Active Duty Passive Income. Prior to becoming an active duty military spouse she had experience in healthcare recruiting at hospitals from coast to coast. Victoria lives in Seattle, WA.
Jill Campbell is a Senior Director with the civic engagement and advocacy organization Mormon Women for Ethical Government, as well as an executive partner with the military real estate investing community Active Duty Passive Income. She is the spouse of a US Marine and lives in Fallbrook, CA.
Sophia Eng is a marketing advisor, a real estate investor, and has been the driving force behind the revenue and user growth at companies like InVision, Workday, and Autodesk. She has a background in biological sciences and is also a military spouse. Sophia lives in Walnut Creek, CA.
Ruthi Nguyen is an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Professional at Genentech in South San Francisco. Her background is in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Chemistry. She has experience in fundraising for nonprofits. Ruthi lives in Union City, CA.
Thank you to the volunteers who have helped make We Have Masks, Mask Makers Collective a success:
Lindsey McGarrity – Project Management
Leandra Vircks – Webpage Development
Robin Griffin – Mask Request Coordinator, Louisiana Distribution
Lissette Hunt – Utah Coordinator
Emily Kopsick – Social Media Wrangler
Mary Christopher – Kit Processor (LA)
Polly Blank – Kit Processor (FL)
Shelby Dillon – Content Support
Jordana Randolph – Design and Content Support