Sew2Save: Sewing Cloth Masks to Save Lives

Sew2Save continues to sew cloth masks to save lives thanks to all the amazing and dedicated efforts by our volunteer sewists and fabric donations. We have made and delivered about 2000 masks and have material for about 1000 more but we NEED YOUR HELP IN MAKING THESE LIFE SAVING MASKS. Here is a link to the video which shows how the simple masks are made: We will deliver mask kits with pre cut materials to your home. If you can help, please contact Claire Lipschultz, To get a sense of how important this effort is please read excerpts of the gratitude expressed by our beneficiaries and let the picture tell the story.

Farm Workers Socially Distant
The farm workers in this pic are working in the pistachio nuts orchards in Yolo/Sutter counties near the northern part of the Sacramento River. Credit: jo/crlaf

“Your mask donations made all the difference. They got to the farm workers at exactly the right time. Not just to protect them from the Coronavirus, but, right now they’re also dealing with the toxic smoke and dangerous ashes from the debris of all the wildfires around us. These essential and very brave farm workers have to work under these horrible conditions. They know their situation and that’s why they want to meet all of you and send their genuine gratitude through these photos. Muchas Gracias. “
– Juanita Ontiveros, California Legal Rural Assistance Foundation

” We are starting a new session (for women experiencing homelessness) in a week and can use 30 masks. Thank you and all of the sewers-your beautiful work is saving lives.”
– Lisa Culp, Executive Director, Women’s Empowerment

Learn more about NCJW Sacramento’s Sew2Save Project and view a slideshow that honors our volunteers.

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