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How to Make & Donate Hand-Sewn Masks for Valley Health

How to Make & Donate Hand-Sewn Masks for Valley Health

Making Hand-Sewn Masks

Photo that reads: Community Challenge 10,000 masks in 2 weeks

Ready to help us win the battle against COVID-19? We've set a goal, and are determined to receive 10,000 masks in 2 weeks. Joining us in this effort would be Sew Helpful.

We encourage businesses and individuals to share their time and talents by making home-sewn masks, which will be used to preserve and extend the current supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). Click here for answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the challenge.

Mask Kits & Fabric Donations

  • If you do not have supplies:
    • A limited amount of pre-cut mask kits are available. Kits may be requested through Volunteer Services by calling 540-536-8158. Curbside pickup will be offered for mask kit pickup. Please request only the the amount of masks that can be completed and returned in two days to help us achieve our goal. One kit contains material for 10 masks.
  • If you are interested in donating fabric or creating mask kits:
  • If you cannot sew but would like to help the volunteers of Valley Makers Association:


Masks will be received at the drop-off locations listed below and will be sanitized before being distributed to staff. In order to ensure the highest possible level of protection, please follow these step-by-step instructions for making masks with elastic and masks without elastic.

Step-by-step Videos

Ruth Rau of Mouse Loves Pig® shares a step by step video guide to making a hand-sewn masks for Valley Health caregivers.

Video Instruction (Without Elastic)

Video Instruction (With Elastic)

Drop Off Locations

Masks may be dropped off weekdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

Other Ways You Can Help

Donate PPE Supplies

Donations of the following PPE items are being accepted (unopened packages only) in the marked bins at Winchester Medical Center South Tower Entrance

  • Masks: Surgical/pleat masks and N95

  • Gloves: Latex-free only

  • Face shields: Any type

  • Eye protection: Any type

For corporate donations of supplies, large deliveries, or sharing the capability of producing supplies (ex. manufacturing, 3D printing), please contact us at

Say Thank You to a Caregiver

Our caregivers are driven to bring you the best healthcare. We want to make sure they feel valued every day, but especially during this difficult time. If there is a Valley Health provider you would like to recognize, please visit and join us in thanking them for all they do.

Making a Gift to the COVID-19 Response Effort

Healthcare needs are changing daily and donated funds can assist us in caring for our patients and staff. To make a gift to the COVID-19 Response Effort, visit and select "Where it is Needed Most" for your hospital.