COVID-19 Pandemic Help by Making Fabric Masks

Making Fabric Masks Helps
COVID-19 Pandemic Help by Making Fabric Masks
Donating Fabric Masks

The COVID-19 outbreak has created a strain on personal protective equipment (PPE) at hospitals across the country. To help address this shortfall, we reached out to the community in March seeking volunteers to sew protective masks and the response has been amazing,  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to help protect our healthcare heroes.

As this situation continues to evolve, a new need has emerged. At this stage, MCH is in need of smaller “Deaconess” style masks created by Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. That’s because EVERYONE entering the Hospital needs to wear a mask and we need to provide one for anyone who isn’t wearing one when they arrive.

How to Make a Deaconess Style Mask

Instructions for making a Deaconess style mask version can be found at the links below, along with a video tutorial.

Please note that while we have adopted the Deaconess Hospital mask template, we are still grateful to receive masks that have been created using the original mask instructions we provided to cover N-95 masks.

Mask Collection Sites

PLEASE do not bring masks directly to MCH. They are being collected at five community drop-off locations:

  1. Jaffrey Grade School (School Street, Jaffrey)
  2. First Service Title Company (Main Street, Jaffrey)
  3. Rindge Memorial School (School street, Rindge)
  4. Peterborough Town Library (Concord Street in Peterborough)
  5. Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center (Aiken Street, Antrim)

Each building has an overhang and there will be a container in which to leave the masks. The masks will be collected daily and delivered to the Hospital. When you leave masks, could you please leave your name, address, and phone number so that we may acknowledge your generous contribution.

If you have questions, please email or call Sadie Halliday at 603.660.2321 or, or Cathy Maki at

Thank you for supporting Your Hospital.