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Johns Hopkins All Children's accepting hand-sewn mask donations for non-patient care

Posted at 5:15 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 05:15:38-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is accepting donations of hand-sewn masks to be used in non-patient care.

"While the masks are not medical grade and cannot be used by health care providers as protection from COVID-19 during patient-provider interactions, these may be helpful in non-patient care settings to contain coughs and to help remind people not to touch their face," the hospital said on Facebook.

The hospital provided these instructions for the hand-sewn masks.

Hand Sewn Mask Instructions by wftsweb on Scribd

The hospital says volunteers can use their own fabric or pick up a kit from the Volunteer Resources team, which contain materials and instructions to make 36 masks.

Pick up/drop off of materials will be:

  • Monday and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 500 7th Ave S (1st floor conference room) St. Pete, FL 33701

If you are interested in a kit, please contact Volunteer Services at 727-767-4254 or

The hospital is also acception donations of:

  • Masks (surgical and N95)
  • Face shields/goggles
  • Gloves
  • Gowns

Click here for more information.