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Community call for home-sewn mask donations

Nanette Webb corona virus covid-19 surgical mask donation

Cleveland hospitals call for home-sewn surgical mask donations for the community.

The Cleveland Clinic is asking for mask donations to help with controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the community. These donated masks will help reinforce "cough etiquette” in our community. Cough etiquette, which includes covering your cough, is a vital way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect those around us. Caregivers will not use these donated masks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for clinical care. The Clinic has asked us to have you take pictures of your mask-making. Email photos to nan@boltandspool. You do NOT need to wash them. They will be sterilized prior to distribution.

Drop off completed masks to:

  • Bolt & Spool, 2026 Murray Hill Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 on the front porch by our door; OR

Curb-side at the following CCF delivery sites in Northeast Ohio:

  • Akron General Health and Wellness Center, 4125 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio 44333;
  • Independence Family Health Center, Crown Center II, 5001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131;
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center Beachwood, 26900 Cedar Road, Beachwood OH 44122;
  • Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center, 33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Avon, Ohio 44011.

Hours for curb-side drop-off delivery sites in northeast Ohio:

Monday, March 30th – Thursday, April 30th Monday – Friday Hours: 9 am – 1 pm

Masks made at home may also be mailed to the Cleveland Clinic, 8937 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44195. 


University Hospitals is also asking for masks. The masks will be made available to: (1) Visitors to UH facilities; (2) caregivers who are not involved with direct patient care and are at low risk of catching COVID-19 from patients or transmitting to others; (3) COVID-19 patients, as an alternative to surgical masks to better protect them and others around them; and (4) as a cover for N95 masks for extra protection for caregivers on the front lines.


Experienced makers are asked to email UHClevelandVolunteer@UHHospitals.org to help with our mask-making efforts. Face mask kits with 100 percent cotton fabric are available and you will be directed to a location near you to pick yours up. Locations are listed below. All masks will be laundered by UH.


For experienced makers in need of materials to assemble masks, kits will be available at these sites beginning Monday, March 30 beginning at 12 p.m.:


  • UH Elyria Medical Center, main entrance valet;
  • UH Geauga Medical Center, main entrance valet;
  • UH Parma Medical Center, main entrance;
  • UH Portage Medical Center, main entrance valet,
  • UH Management Services Center, back entrance

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