Project Scrubs and Masks

Project Scrubs and Masks began when the Foundation learned there is a need among our front-line healthcare workers for hospital scrubs.  We reached out to our amazing community and the response has been stunning. So many talented sewers and local businesses, like Michelin and Avonport Discount Fabrics, asked how they could help meet this challenge.  We have more than 200 sets of scrubs under construction to be delivered to our hospital and others in the region.

Earlier this week we turned our attention to making non-medical masks out of 100% cotton. Drawing once again on the talent and generosity of our community,  we will make more than 1,500 masks, for non-medical use in the community.

UPDATE: overwhelmed is not the word. We have been absolutely blown away by the community’s response, looking for sewing kits to aid in our Project: Scrubs & Masks. We have come to the point where we MOMENTARILY need to stop accepting applications for kits as we organize and complete administering to the current demand. We cannot put into words our appreciation. We will post here and on Facebook when we are ready to provide more seeing kits. Thank you all, once again!

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: ready to drop of your sewn masks? Click here for drop off instructions

ARE YOU A COMMUNITY/HEALTH GROUP WITH A NEED FOR NON-MEDICAL MASKS? Our masks are washable, have a pocket for a filter, and are made with care by community sewers using high quality quilting cotton fabric. Please fill in the form below to request masks for your community/health group:

Request non-medical masks (community/health groups)

Now that the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Theresa Tam, has told us that having all of us wear non-medical face masks can help to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, we want to share with you the instructions we have created to make a mask. The instructions can be modified to make however many masks you like using your own materials. Please use and share this information broadly.  Let’s help each other so that every person in our community has a mask available to wear when they are doing essential errands.  If you make a mask for a friend, family member or neighbour please ensure that they wash the mask before putting it on.

Click here for mask instructions

The Foundation will continue to monitor the personal protective equipment needs of the front-line workers in our community and we will keep connecting with you to help us provide whatever support we can to meet those needs. Thank you everyone!


Michelin staff hard at work making scrubs

Community sewers modeling their handiwork