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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to Donate Homemade Masks 

Community mask makers who want to put their skills to good use can donate masks to Floyd​.

Mask-making Instructions

To help ensure hand-sewn masks provide the best possible protection, we encourage mask makers to use one of these patterns, which have been approved by our Infection Prevention Director:​

When making masks to donate, please remember these important tips: 

  • Do use 100%, pre-shrunk cotton woven fabric.

  • Do use caution in choosing fabric design/pattern since these are for the clinical environment. Solids are preferred. Prints should be minimal and tasteful.

  • Do use elastic for ear loops or fabric ties for tying behind the head.

  • Do use two different fabrics on each mask so the wearer can remember which side is inward facing. This is important for hygiene.

  • Do use interfacing between the layers of cloth if possible.​​

  • Do not use fabric containing sequins, rhinestones or other elements that could fall off.

  • Do not use jersey knit (T-shirt) material.

  • Do not use fabrics with inappropriate or sensitive designs.

How to Donate

​Call Floyd Imaging Service departments before bringing completed masks or to donate elastic. Calling ahead will allow us to prepare for the delivery.  Do not bring donations directly to a hospital without calling first.

  • ​Floyd Medical Center: 706.509.6202
  • Polk Medical Center: 770.749.4060
  • Cherokee Medical Center: 256.927.1378​​​

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