WNY Community Support

Hi people

We are friends and neighbors committed to supporting our medical community in southern Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties. Currently we're working to provide medical equipment such as masks and face shields to our local hospitals. We need your support! To help support our COVID-19 response please contact us on Facebook.

Supplies We Need

  • ¼" to ½" elastic
  • Extra wide double folded bias tape
  • Cotton/Poly Material
  • Lightweight soft flannel
  • Furnace filters (rated MERV 13 or higher / Home Depot rating of FPR10 or higher)
  • Floral wire (for nose piece on masks)

Please email us or contact on Facebook for information on donating materials.
Note: Please no paper covered wire or twist ties! They rust when the masks are laundered.

Helpers Needed

  • Cut material and ties
  • Answer calls/emails
  • Contact us on Facebook to volunteer!


DIY Face Mask

DIY Scrub Cap

Elastic Solution

  • What pattern should sewers use?

    Great question! We are using the DIY Face Mask pattern because it was requested by Rochester Regional Health. Using extra wide double folded bias tape is an easy way to do the ties! We are also using the DIY Scrub Cap pattern to donate.

  • Where do I drop off completed masks?

    We have to use a bay door near the laundry area to drop off masks (and only masks) at Batavia Hospital. Hours are from 10AM to 2 PM. It’s off Wiard Street behind Jerome Center Urgent Care. Please let us know when and how many you are dropping off.

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