How to Make Masks for Miami-Dade’s Homeless
Thank you for your interest in helping support the Homeless Trust. We have provided some guidance for (you and your organization) that will help you get started creating face masks:
The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in places where it’s hard to maintain social distancing like grocery stores and pharmacies and has also requested that all street homeless wear face masks as well. Due to a shortage of facemasks in stores all over the country, the Homeless Trust is asking for the community’s help to sew and donate homemade masks so that all of our residents and those who are living on the street can remain safe and comply with these new guidelines.
While the CDC has several different tutorials (sew and no sew masks), sewn masks are preferred for their durability:
You can find many online mask sewing tutorials as well as cotton fabric online.
Once you have a bulk amount (10+ masks) please drop off at one of the following locations. Collection boxes will be located by the entrance of each library from 9 am to 6 pm:
Northeast Dade - Aventura Branch
2930 Aventura Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180
South Miami Branch
6000 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
Arcola Lakes Branch
8240 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, FL 33150
Kendall Lakes Branch
15205 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33196
West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
At drop off/ pick up please make sure to observe CDC guidance to keep yourself safe:
- Stay at least 6 feet apart from the nearest person.
- Wash your hands before and after touching any surfaces and wear gloves if possible.
- Wear a face mask.
For your safety, we recommend going to drop-off locations once you have sewn/collected a bulk number of masks to reduce the number of times you leave your house. If you show any symptoms, please stay home and contact your health provider.
We encourage you to share and tag The Homeless Trust in photos of your masks on facebook, twitter, and instagram.
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