Detroit Sewn Michigan Mask Donation Center, an 8 Week Initiative Serves 7,050 People

Michigan Mask Donation Center

Detroit Sewn recently partnered with Glamorous Moms Foundation to launch a Volunteer Command Center for DIY Sewn Masks during Covid-19. The center was open for eight weeks, March 30, 2020 to May 28, 2020 and served individuals, families, and organizations in the community who were in dire need. The center offered free masks to the public and free fabric to home sewer volunteers, as well as curbside service. The center was located at 71 N. Saginaw in downtown Pontiac.

The 8 week initiative allowed for:

* Receipt of 100% fabric donations
* Receipt of donated DIY masks from at-home sewers that have been pre-washed using hot water
* Pickup of free DIY masks in packs of 10 to community groups in dire need

This was a 100% volunteer initiative. Fabric donations and DIY masks were dropped off curbside between the hours of 12-4 pm, Monday through Friday. Donors were asked to pull up in front of the building, beep their horns, and our GMF volunteers ran out to accept the donated goods.

Those in need of 100% cotton fabric to sew masks were also invited to park, honk and let volunteers know what they needed and fabric was dispersed based on availability.

During the 8 week initiative, no one other than representatives from Detroit Sewn or Glamorous Moms Foundation was allowed in the building. All volunteers were equipped with masks and gloves to wear for intake and handoff of goods.

Together, we passed out 7,050 masks in total to 390 families, individuals, businesses, and local non-profit organizations.

Together we served the following organizations along with local families and individuals:

  1. Buhay Funeral Chapel
  2. Simple Funerals
  3. Haley Funeral Directors
  4. Southfield Funeral Home
  5. Goddard School, Wyoming, Mi
  6. Detroit District 2
  7. Bellbrook Senior Community
  8. Christine Jaddou – family grocery store
  9. Monastery of St. Therese
  10. USNS Comfort
  11. Detroit VA Medical Center
  12. Wayne Center
  13. Charles H. Wright Museum
  14. Northeast Guidence Center
  15. Omega Plastics
  16. Clinton Twp Farmer’s Market
  17. Cantebury on the Lake
  18. Shar, Inc.
  19. Hawthorn Suites of Auburn Hills
  20. Judson Center
  21. Advanced Professional Home Healthcare
  22. St. Anne’s Mead
  23. 8330 on the River Senior Community
  24. Beaumont Hospice & Chaplain Harold Owens
  25. Safehouse Center in Ann Arbor
  26. The Guidence Center
  27. St. Clair Lawn Service
  28. Kroger – Richmond
  29. Henry Ford Dialysis Center
  30. Macomb County Child Advocacy Center
  31. Haven
  32. Greater Detroit Transportation
  33. Bloomfield Village Fire Department
  34. Shelton Buick GMC
  35. Community Opportunity Center
  36. Methodist Children’s Home Society
  37. Common Ground
  38. Elite Paramedical Services
  39. Oakland County Board of Commissioners
  40. Crossroads Church
  41. Lennon Pregnancy Center
  42. Oakland City Water Department
  43. Oakland Church of Christ
  44. WDIV Channel 4
  45. City Inspectors
  46. CNS Healthcare
  47. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Madison Heights
  48. Positive Images
  49. St. Seros
  50. American Legion Auxiliary
  51. St. Valentine
  52. Christ Church
  53. Greater Redford Community Foundation
  54. Metroplex
  55. Jawana Clay
  56. Costco – Madison Heights
  57. Salvation Army
  58. Life Challenge Ministries
  59. Skintuition
  60. Big Mike’s Coney Island
  61. 50 th District Court – Pontiac
  62. Orchards Children’s Services
  63. Spaulding for Children
  64. Pontiac Schools – Lunch/Food Service & Car Line
  65. Knights of Columbus
  66. United HIV Health & Beyond
  67. Children’s Village – Pontiac
  68. Pontiac Dream Center
  69. The Bay on Woodward
  70. Camp Casey
  71. Jewish Family Services
  72. City of Auburn Hills
  73. Grace Centers of Hope Women’s Program/Facility
  74. Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
  75. Rick’s Lawn Service
  76. Glamorous Moms Foundation
  77. Mayor Bryan Barnett – Rochester Hills

Together we’ve helped so many. During our last two days, we received an additional 395 masks from volunteer sewers for one last push, and for that, we THANK YOU!

Thank you Home Sewer Volunteers:

  1. Moniquee Sobocinski
  2. Leena Hosler
  3. Paula Van
  4. Donna
  5. Rachna Chandra & Taj Cottage team
  6. Isabel Paulisch
  7. Heather M. & neighbors
  8. Barb Bartlett Brenner
  9. Allie Brenner
  10. Carolyn
  11. Jae Clinton
  12. Cora Leibowitz
  13. Carrie Walk
  14. Alicia Hawthorne
  15. Jen Archey
  16. Melissa Knox
  17. Robin Weiten
  18. Pallari Dabade
  19. Amber Wilson
  20. Linda Kargela
  21. Sue S.
  22. Nancy Calendine
  23. Sharyl Kettke
  24. Valerie Ann
  25. Ashley Kalfas
  26. Ann Marie Galia
  27. Sally Zito
  28. Karla M.
  29. Mary Ann Fortunate
  30. Santa Cecchini
  31. Josie Thomas
  32. Bridget – Charm View Sewing
  33. Dejanea McBryde
  34. Whitney Matamoros
  35. Rachel Smith
  36. Prasanna & Shirdi Sai SocietyTrust team
  37. Melinda Zatkoff
  38. Charity Bendixon
  39. Barbara Wheeler
  40. Ashley Kalfas
  41. Karen Wolf
  42. Brenda, Barb & Joe
  43. Anna
  44. Kathy Ahrens
  45. Pontus Silverstrom
  46. Patricia Spry
  47. Kendal Owings
  48. Phyllis Bianchi
  49. Julia Katharina
  50. Donna Naddaf