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Mask Making for Seniors in Kansas City

Heritage Center mask sewing program for senior adults (65+)

The J is committed to the health and wellbeing of our Members and our community. We have created a program outlined below for making masks at home to supply to our at high-risk J Members, Heritage Center Members, Jewish Family Services, and residents at Village Shalom.

Not a semstress? We are also in need of fabric and elastic donations that we will then distribute so that more masks can be made.

Need A Mask?

If you'd like to request to receive a donated mask, please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch.

Mask Request Form



If you'd like to volunteer to sew and donate masks to this program, please fill out the Volunteer Form and follow the instructions below.

Volunteer Sign-Up Form



Olson Style Masks

We ask for the Olson Style mask requested by most hospitals. Mask should be completed with straps or hair bands. No filters or double-sided skin tape.

Olson Mask Pattern   Video: How to Make a Healthcare Mask   Video: Instructions for Easy Olson Mask



Outer layer: pre-shrunk tightly woven 100% cotton- quilting fabric

A contrast inner fabric: 100% woven cotton or a tightly woven jersey t-shirt


Completed Masks

Completed mask should be returned to The J in a Ziploc bag with the Donor's name, phone number, and address clearly marked on the bag.
(This is for The J’s purposes only in sending an acknowledgment and will not be shared with others.)
Mask can be dropped off in a box at the J’s main reception desk window Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
(Please note: There may not be anyone at the desk at that time, but donations will be collected daily.)



Please contact Sandra Greason.


This is not an N95 face mask that protects against all viruses. The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. This mask includes an internal pocket for the use of additional filtering material if desired.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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