As of June 16th, 2020, Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals is on temporary hiatus.
We have seen a significant decrease in requests from healthcare facilities over the past several weeks. As of June 12th, thanks to the hard work and passion of our volunteers, we fulfilled all open mask requests!
Additionally, since acquiring 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, SMAH’s admin team has been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure that we are prepared to serve the areas of greatest need within our community. This includes formalizing our organization’s leadership structure as required by the IRS for nonprofit status and solidifying plans to resume our organization’s normal operations if and when there is a second COVID-19 wave.
We are also expanding our mission to serve other (non-healthcare) essential workers and vulnerable members of our society.We remain committed to serving our community by providing assistance where it is needed most, and we are excited about the opportunities to help non-healthcare essential workers, schools, and protestors participating in the Movement for Black Lives following the death of George Floyd.
We Sew Masks with ❤️️
Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization providing personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Impact to Date
Feedback from the Front Lines
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
Marietta City Schools
Emory Decatur Hospital
Each employee is being provided with three masks so that they can alternate throughout the day. With the limited PPE supplies, having this option of the homemade masks has especially been a measure of comfort to the staff in the other areas of the hospital where there is less contact with the COVID+ patients but still the risk of outside contamination. Thank you all SEW MUCH for providing such a large donation of masks!
VA Hospital Atlanta
It is through the efforts of our dedicated supporters like you and your team that allow us to continue the quality care and service that we seek to provide our deserving Veterans. We are very grateful for your generosity and support of our Nation’s Veterans. Thank you for your continued support.
Alliance Recovery Center
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital