Request Masks

We are a mutual aid effort organized to offer masks to anyone in need -- essential workers, health care, educational facilities, city employees, volunteer groups, libraries, schools faith and community based organizations.  Requests for smaller quantities are generally able to be fulfilled more quickly than others.  

If you prefer delivery, in the comments, please list your business hours and security protocols.   If you are not set up to receive delivery nights and weekends, we have a preference for in-person pick up of masks, so that we don't have to risk leaving them unattended.   


As you distribute masks to those in your community, we are pleased to offer the following suggested distribution and safety and care instructions, in English and En Español.

Other mask options:

If your need is immediate, temporary no-sew options are possible, while we do our best to fill your request.  

In addition, if you have the financial means to do so, we also encourage the support of local sewists who support SFMP!  Please find links to their Etsy stores here: Bee Balm Workshop, Philly High FiberHey Hani Studio , and MLNW.   (If you donate to us and also have an etsy store, please contact us and we would love to list it here, as well!).   Obtaining masks from these sources, also allows a greater supply of face masks to be available to those more in need and with fewer resources. 


Also, while we are not able to directly fulfill requests for 75 masks or more through volunteer efforts and home sewing machines, we have partnered with a reduced cost vendor for commercially manufactured cloth masks for $1.50 at Ee Dee Trim 

Please note, for 501(c)(3) organizations, grant funding may be available to facilitate the purchase from these manufacturers or Etsy stores.

Large Request Due Diligence Form

While we are unable to personally handle larger requests at this time, we do want to make available a needs assessment due diligence form, the completion of which could help facilitate such interaction. The form could be used by requesting entities to provide additional details to support their need, when making requests into another volunteer group or foundation -- or by the volunteer group, foundation or government entity in evaluating such larger requests.   Form is sole property of Sew Face Masks Philadelphia; use is welcome with prior permission.