CURRENT PROJECTS

By partnering with StitchByJ, GuilfordMaskProject is able to receive the funding necessary to provide free PPE to those who are at-risk or in need.

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SHIP-HOOPS & Akoyikoyi School (August)

Guilford Mask Project donated a total of 130 masks to 122 students and 7 staff members in Micronesia. 

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Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools (August)​

GuilfordMaskProject has donated 50 masks to the Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools social workers and nurses. 

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Warm Baby Project & Pass It On Trust Uganda (September - October)

Guilford Mask Project has donate 1,000 masks to the Warm Baby Project in the UK and Pass It On Trust Uganda. last year. 

News Update:  Uganda re-imposed a 42 days lockdown as part of an effort to prevent its COVID-19 surge from overwhelming the healthcare system in July 2021. 320 masks are sent out to aid our friends at Pass it on Trust Uganda.

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Grace's Children International Child Care (September - November)

Guilford Mask Project has donated a total of 290 masks. Thank you to Dr. Led Middleton for sending the masks to Missionary Flights in Florida who does two flights a week to Port au-Prince. 

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Tusekile Imiti Ikula Foundation (september)

Guilford Mask Project is working with the Tusekwile Imiti Ikula Foundation (TIIF) to donate masks for vulnerable and marginalized children in our community who have no access to education. Guilford Mask Project has donated a total of 70 masks to 50 children and 20 staff members.

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Mescalero apache Tribe (September)

As Covid-19 tears through the Native American communities, there is a need to step up to Protect Native Elders.This virus could devastate the generation of Native Elders and destroy a rich culture and wisdom that has been passed down for generations. Guilford Mask Project latest donation of 100 reusable and handmade mask was sent Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico. We appreciate the work of Protect Native Elders in identifying areas of the greatest need. We hope that this donation will help the first responders and elders safe during this Covid-19 crisis.

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elders Journey Home care (September, December)

Home health workers and personal care workers are members of a vulnerable population within health care delivery. Today, home care workers are essential to the health of more than 7 million older adults in America who require home care. Many of them faced shortages in the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Our donation mask this week went to Elders Journey Home Care. They have over 60 nurses and 400 caregivers providing home care. It is our hope that we can help to support those on the frontlines with gratitude and love with the masks that we made for them. We appreciate all your dedication and hard work!

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chitimacha Tribe of louisiana (October)

This week, our donation of the reusable and handmade mask was sent to the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. COVID-19 has brought new challenges, particularly with the outbreaks among the Chitimacha tribe. Although the infections of the virus were minimal compared to others throughout the country, we hope that our contribution will aid the safety and health of the Chitimacha tribe during this crisis. We appreciate Protect Native Elders for identifying areas of the greatest need for the native communities. You can also get involved with Protect Native Elders project by donating through GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/protect-native-elders.

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Every day action (October)

There is an urgent request for face masks for the vulnerable unsheltered population from Every Day Action (https://www.youreverydayaction.org/) through Get PPE. Masking up is easier said than done for hundreds of people on the streets of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the San Fernando Valley. We have donated 60 fabric masks this week to Every Day Action. Every Day Action is a not-for-profit organization that re-allocates the food waste on film sets to their local communities living on the streets. Many people experiencing homelessness have underlying health conditions, and this will put them at high risk. Volunteers will hand out masks when they drop off food to help to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We hope that this small contribution will aid the homeless communities during this crisis.

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San Juan regional medical Center (October)

During this time of crisis, we are seeing the strength and spirit of our communities. We have come together to offer our time, energy and resources to support hospitals, health systems and our health care workers. Our donation of fabric masks will be sent to Connelly Hospitality House in New Mexico for San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) this week. Together with Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU!, Million Mask Challenge – Sewing Masks for Healthcare Workers & Caregivers,and many others have been incredibly generous in making and donating fabric face masks for these past weeks reaching a total of 563 masks. 

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Santa Maria Hostel (October)

An urgent request from Santa Maria Hostel was coordinated by Get PPE for mask donations to reduce infection and ensure safety and health among the clients and staff. Santa Maria Hostel is one of Texas’s largest multi-site residential substance use disorder treatment centers to help women and families on their recovery journey. 100 fabric masks are on their way to Santa Maria Hostel this week. We hope that this donation will help them to stay safe and strong during this Covid-19 crisis.

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Samos Volunteers (November)

Another fire broke out in the refugee camp on Greece’s Samos island burning down tents and structures, leaving more than thousands of people in need of emergency shelter today. Many families have left with nothing, and they urgently need masks for protection to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We have completed 320 fabric masks in 3 days, and now they are on their way to Samos Volunteers. Thanks to Warm Baby Project in identifying areas of need, and thanks again to our team and volunteers for lending a hand and rising to the challenge in these unprecedented times.

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Chickasaws Nation and Quapaw Nation (November)

As the pandemic gripped the native communities, masks’ need became paramount to protecting these nations’ children. There are urgent requests coordinated by Get PPE from Chickasaws Nation and Quapaw Nation in Oklahoma. Together with Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU!, Million Mask Challenge – Creating Masks for Healthcare Workers & Caregivers, Sewing for Native People’s, Million Mask Challenge – TX, LA, OK, and many others have been generous in making and donating fabric face masks for these past weeks, reaching a total of 7,045 masks. Hang in there, I know together we can do reach the goal of 15,000 masks.

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Oglala Sioux Tribe (November, December)

The coronavirus pandemic had destructive impacts on the Oglala Sioux Tribe. They are the poorest county in the United States and one of the poorest Indian Reservations in the Nation. 100 fabric face masks are on their way to meet their urgent mask requests coordinated by Get PPE for Oglala Lakota Task Force. Thanks to Leigh Anne Miller from Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU! for providing us the precut fabrics kits. You can also get involved by donating to Oglala Sioux Tribe – OST COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund at https://www.oglalalakotanation.info/

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Berrien County Foster Care (December)

While we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of vaccines against the COVID-19, many do not realize that children’s immunizations might not be available before the start of next school. It is important to remind children to mask up in school, daycare, or any public settings. We have prioritized to fulfill the need for kids masks coordinated by Get PPE and Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU! and ready to ship out 250 masks to the following facilities this week:

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CABS Home Care (December)

Home health care workers faced increased risks without adequate PPE while providing essential care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. An urgent request was posted for CABS Home Care coordinated by Get PPE. We have completed 100 fabric masks and they are on their way to New York! Thanks for Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU! – Leigh Anne Miller for the providing the fabric.

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Brookings Health System (December)

Dakotas become fastest-growing pandemic hotspot as mask debates rage on. An urgent request for masks from Brookings Health System, South Dakota coordinated by Get PPE. Brookings was the first city in South Dakota to mandate masks city-wide since October. 100 masks will be donated to the hospital to aid the safety and health of the hospital staff and patients by reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19.

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Hablee Home Care and Services LLC and Loma Linda University Children's Health (December)

50 masks – Hablee Home Care and Services LLC

150 masks – Loma Linda University Children’s Health

These requests are coordinated by Get PPE and thanks for Million Mask Challenge – We NEED YOU! – Leigh Anne Miller and Vanessa Raya Loomie for the providing the children’s fabric.

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NC Local Communities And Hospitals (April - Present)

GuilfordMaskProject has worked with sixteen local hospitals, specifically in indigenous communities. So far, we have donated a little over 5,000 masks to healthcare workers, patients, and community members. 

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Guilford County Schools (August - Present)

Guilford Mask Project has pledged to donate a total of 550 masks. They will be donated to 23 learning center. These centers allow students to bring their own devices and have access to high-speed internet for their classwork. 

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Out-Of-State Health Care Workers And Hospitals (October - Present)

There are clear signs of a third wave bearing similarities to what we saw in early June as we head into the winter. The colder weather in some states means more time spent indoors, where viruses are more easily transmitted. If the current rate of infections continues, hospitals will exceed expectations and be forced to adopt crisis standards. We do not know if the third wave will be followed by a fourth, but it is entirely within our control if we have a consistency policy in masking and social distancing. 

February 2021 Update – Monroe Community Hospital with an urgent request for residents in the hospital. Although there are signs of flattening curve in New York, surge concerns remain about the spread of the more infectious COVID-19 strain.

March 2021 Update – An urgent request from New York, 250 masks are donated to Janian Medical Center.

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