More Information on Facemasks

Thank you for inquiring about ways to help our health care community during these unprecedented times. The outpouring of support for health care workers on the front lines has been amazing! Please do not drop off your donations to any of our health care facilities. Instead, please email or call 480.728.3931(or leave a message).  We continue to work to keep everyone safe, even with donated items, so please contact us to discuss the donation and delivery process.  

Fabric Masks

We are accepting and grateful for the outpouring of community support. If you are willing to sew and donate masks, we would recommend that you follow CDC guidelines.   When your masks are complete, email to arrange for a safe drop-off or delivery. 

Dignity Health is doing our utmost to protect both staff and patients during these trying times. Should they be necessary, collected masks will be safely processed for use. If Dignity Health entities are unable to utilize them (or to utilize all that are donated) they will be given to a charity partner.

Some Suggestions for Making & Delivering Fabric Masks:

  • The article and video is courtesy of Deaconness Healthcare and their initiation of the project; they show two mask patterns on their website (credit to the Turban Project). 
  • Use tightly-woven 100% cotton fabric on both sides following CDC guidelines – ONLY!  (suggestion to use different fabric to designate front/back) 
  • The CDC has published these two PDFs:  Making Cloth Face Masks  |  Wearing Cloth Face Masks
  • The CDC has published this online article:  Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission
  • Please remember that both men and women in a variety of sizes and roles may wear these masks (suggestions from seamstresses using the 9x6 basic pattern; make some DEEPER 9x7 for larger people).
  • Any surplus or unused masks will be distributed within Dignity Health and our charity partners in need.
  • Please seal in a Ziploc or other plastic/trash bag and email us at or call at 480-728-3931 to arrange for a safe off site delivery.  If no one answers your call, please leave a detailed message and someone will get back to you just as soon as possible. 
  • DO NOT show up at the hospitals and medical facilities as no visitors are allowed at this time.

Thank you to Ocotillo Friends and the Making Masks for Arizona Healthcare Workers for posting this article (with sources and videos) and thinking of Dignity Health: Public Provides Medical Facemask