Montevallo Mask-Making Initiative
Through the generosity of the UMNAA, students, faculty, staff and board members are being provided with one cloth mask. Students, however, will need extra masks to ensure they always have access to a clean mask between washes. The masks donated will be available for students to pick up on campus as needed along with a card explaining best practices for using and sanitizing their new masks.
That’s where you come in! We’re looking for alumni donors and sewists to provide extra masks for UM students. Our initial goal is to have 500 masks ready by the first week of classes and more in the following months. If you are a maker or know a maker, we need your help!
Don’t sew? We’re collecting materials for our sewists, like fabric, elastic and thread. We can also accept donations of pre-purchased fabric masks, or you can make monetary donations to cover materials.
Learn more about the project and ways to help. Special thanks to coordinators Savannah Kitchens ’09, Dr. Lindsey Sherrill ’07, Lauren Murphy ’10, Christine Soria ’12, Claudia Harrell ’73 and Dr. Leonor Vázquez-González.