About Us


We are a grassroots effort led by people who have family and friends on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic.


Our mission is to provide free reusable masks to healthcare workers and caregivers in need of PPE to keep them safe during COVID-19. We value teamwork, empowerment, and service.


If you’d like to support the Guilford Mask Project and help offset our out of pocket costs, please visit our “How to Get Involved” page.


Founder & President

Jana Yan

Vice President

Matthew Yan

Jana Yan is a freshman at Vanderbilt University. She is the owner and founder of StitchbyJ and the GuilfordMaskProject. She hopes to give back to the community she calls home while empowering those who need it the most. 

Matthew Yan is a sophomore at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is the Vice-President of GuilfordMaskProject and head of social media. He believes the power of people and community.  


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