Thank you to all who have helped sew health care masks and caps. If you are interested in sewing masks or caps, there are more opportunities in our community to do so that we would like to connect you with.



The braveFACEmask group is recruiting both mask sewers and especially a few people who are willing to do the rotary cutting of the mask components. Julie Zupfer Anderson, is a retired nurse who taught at CSB/SJU. Julie and a small team of seamstresses have unlimited access to surgical wrap from St. Cloud Hospital (the material has not been exposed to patients). They are using the surgical wrap to create masks that consist of 2 layers of Halyard H6000 medical fabric. The masks are re-usable and can be sterilized.

This group is offering to supply kits for 50 masks to people who want to volunteer to make them. They are inviting those who make the masks to keep some for personal use — and family and friends — but to return at least 20 per kit. These will be distributed to the hospital and to local community groups and individuals. Interested? More information on getting connected here.


Dec 10, 2020 UPDATE: CentraCare is still seeking donations of surgical caps. However, they have a surplus of face masks and are willing to share with other providers in need.

CentraCare is thankful for the generous Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) donations we have received from our community as we work together in the fight against COVID-19. The need for homemade masks to support our long-term care residents and discharged patients continues. In addition, we are in need of homemade bouffant caps, surgical caps and ear protectors to support our clinical staff. We are asking for your continued support through donations of high-thread count, cotton, homemade face masks, surgical caps, bouffant caps and ear protectors. Please visit for information about making masks, surgical caps, and ear protectors, as well as convenient drop-off locations.