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How to Help


Donating Homemade Cloth Face Masks

Adult Face Mask Sewing Instruction Flyer

As potential shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment are being reported in the news, our hospitals have received several messages from members of the community wondering if we will accept homemade, sewn cloth masks. 

There are several ways the community can help with the efforts against COVID-19.  Those include staying home, practicing good hand hygiene, giving blood if possible, making a donation, or consider making masks for non-clinicians.

St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital will accept cloth face masks to help with the national shortage during the COVID-19 outbreak.  To be clear, currently St. Anthony’s has sufficient supply of surgical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for clinicians and continues to follow CDC guidance for the safety of patients and staff. 

If you or someone you know is able, please consider sewing face masks for St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. These masks will be used in accordance with CDC guidelines. Homemade, sewn face masks are being accepted for use by patients as they enter the facility (non-COVID-19 diagnosed), for visitors and for non-clinical colleagues to use to cover their PPE masks to keep them from being soiled to last longer.

For those who wish to make masks, the following criteria must be followed:

Volunteers should follow the state’s Stay Home Order and should not leave their homes to purchase supplies but please consider donating if you already have supplies at home.

Our donation drop-off point is in the circle drive off of 503 North Maple Street in the designated container marked "Drop Mask Donations Here." Drop your zip lock bagged donation into the slot. 

We truly appreciate all of the community support during this time. 

Donating other PPE items

If you are interested in making a donation of PPE items, such as N95 Masks, Safety Glasses (with Side Vision Protection), Face Shields, and Gowns, please contact Michael Wall at 217-254-9500 to schedule an appointment for delivery. 

Making a monetary donation