Help Scarborough Health Network keep our community safe and healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by sewing handmade masks!
Across the province, we are facing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (or PPE) to ensure our frontline heroes can safely care for patients. To help preserve PPE for clinical use, and to support our community, we’re looking for help to create and collect hand-made fabric masks that can be worn by visitors, outpatients and members of the community as we all continue to practice physical distancing in hopes of beating this virus.
How do I make a mask?
SHN has identified two preferred options for mask design based on CDC guidelines. See below for detailed instructions and a video on how to create these masks.
Fitted Sewn Cloth Mask
Download PDF Instructions
Where do I bring my masks?
All donations of handmade masks will be received via Scarborough Health Network’s Centenary hospital (2867 Ellesmere Rd.). Please contact PPEdonations@shn.ca to coordinate your delivery and receive specific instructions.
Are there any other items your collecting?
SHN is also looking for additional supplies of “bouffant caps” for use in operating rooms and food services. Instructions on how to create the caps can be found here. Donations will be received using the same process as the handmade masks (see above).