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(note: in person pop up distributions at schools and meal locations & standing needs are not reflected)


About Us

Sew Face Masks Philadelphia is a Philadelphia Area (including South Jersey) grassroots community organization, established mid March 2020 as a mutual aid effort, directly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We provide free homemade reusable face masks to anyone who requests them, as well as proactively target harder-hit zip codes.  We support essential workers, health care providers, volunteer groups, community organizations, city agencies, non profits, supported living, schools and child care facilities, senior living, faith based groups, and families in need.  

We are also committed to providing up-to-date, science-based safety, wear and care information related to the proper use of handmade face masks, as well as analyze the latest research in this area.

In order to ensure that scarce disposable medical-grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) continues to go to higher-risk settings where they are needed most -- we can assist by providing reusable face masks for general use in order to protect each other.   Our masks can also function as mask covers to extend the life or improve the fit of disposable procedure masks.

We have built a community of volunteer sewists and are committed to supporting and empowering them with the information and tools to meet the very acute need for face masks locally.  We arrange for a pick up, or provide delivery instructions to a drop-off location or directly serve a nearby request.

Since our creation, we have also been strong advocates for the #Masks4All movement and believe that, when in the community, every individual should wear a reusable face mask to reduce community spread. 

Let's join together in being a part of the solution.  By the community, for the community.

#Masks4All #MaskUpPHL #ZeroWaste

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