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Need: Gowns & Masks [Updated: 5.21.2020]

Thank you all for your mask donations! We are now just seeking GOWN donations. We will leave the patterns up for the masks should you want to make them for another organization or personal use.

Flat Rock has a current on-going need for fabric, washable and re-useable gowns. We’re seeking seamstresses, sewing groups, church, and community groups who can help with this much-needed project. Our needs are:

  1. Gowns for Flat Rock: Our priority need right now is for fabric, washable, re-useable gowns. We’re hearing from facilities with COVID-19 positive patients that these are the items they go through the quickest. Also, they are the least available items right now on the PPE market. Please make all gowns in Large or X-Large sizes. We need them for men and women and a little big is better than too small. We have a current need for 50-75 of these gowns.

Following are two pattern sites, including one that has a YouTube video tutorial.

https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/sites/default/files/isolation-gown.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoAheilcP3g
https://tinyurl.com/vdvxxa9

  1. Gowns for Another Provider: There is another provider in our area that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer many of the same kinds of programs and services that Flat Rock provides. Currently, they are serving several ill residents and have an immediate need for 50-75 gowns as well. They have been very helpful to Flat Rock in the past and we’d like to help them during this difficult time. You may use the patterns listed above, and, again, sizes Large and X-Large are best.
  1. Mask Patterns: These links contain a variety of mask patterns and tutorials:
    https://www.masksforheroes.com/make-masks
    https://www.joann.com/projects/face-masks-and-coverings/

Thank you for offering to help Flat Rock during this time! For more information on how Flat Rock is working to prevent the spread of covid-19, please click here.