QACDG Makes a Difference

Face Masks for UF Health/Shands Hospital

During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, our Community Service Bee spearheaded an emergency face mask drive for UF Health/Shands’ medical staff to protect them during the Coronavirus crisis.

These masks were made with special material donated by UF, and designed and tested to be safe for medical personnel working with COVID-19 patients.

QACDG member Georgetta Graham helped to design the approved masks and produced online tutorials. She was a hub for distribution and monitoring for the kits going out and coming in, and for quality control.

By the time this project ended, QACDG quilters had sewn and donated 2,260 face masks!

cloth facemasks
Members are making and donating hundreds
of face masks for community groups
and health workers

But it didn’t end there. Many community and health organizations asked for help in supplying their staff and clients with face masks, so QACDG quilters continue to make and donate cloth face masks throughout the region.