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Virtual Volunteering - Sew Masks For Your Community

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Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership



Our community faces an unprecedented challenge with Covid-19, which has created a situation that continues to evolve rapidly. We all want to keep giving back to our community, but we also want everyone to stay safe. So, for Family Volunteer Days; we are asking for you (and your families!) to break out the needle and thread and help make our community a little safer.

We want to ensure our volunteers can stay safe as they help our community. Therefore, we need your help to make masks that can be distributed to those who continue to do good even during the pandemic.

You can make your mask any way you'd like, but if you are unsure where to start, we've included an easy tutorial video below. Don't know how to sew? Zoom your grandma! Or youtube has lots of amazing resources.

Please mail your completed masks to:

CVNL

153 Stony Circle #100

Santa Rosa CA 95401

Be sure to include who sewed your masks (you!) and if you are with a particular organization

One example of how to make a face mask:

Here is a helpful how to video showing the steps outlined below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjOb1xZzayw

Supplies needed:

2 hair ties

needle and thread

10in diameter plate

fabric: sheet of tightly woven cotton (of 600 threads per inch) plus two sheets of chiffon, made from polyester and spandex

OR tightly woven cotton plus natural silk or flannel

OR cotton quilt with cotton-polyester batting.

Research: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-material-is-best-for-homemade-masks#How-well-the-mask-fits-is-also-crucial

1. Use plate to measure a circle on the fabric and cut out

2. Fold fabric circle in half and cut into two half circles

3. Sew round edges of fabric pieces together - for those with patterns: this will be the back of the mask

4. Open up the fabric like you're about to stuff a calzone and then bring the two just sewn edge pieces together so they are touching. This should form a mask shape.

5. Sew the edges together, but leave an opening in the corner

6. Turn mask inside out through opening you just left open and sew closed

7. You're almost done! Take a hair tie and position one on each end of the mask, fold the fabric over the edge of the hair tie and sew together. And voila! A beautiful mask that will help keep our community safe.

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About Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership

Location:

153 Stony Circle Suite 100, SANTA ROSA, CA 95401, US

Mission Statement

We know that passion alone isn't enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That's why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. With confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. CVNL has engaged individuals in volunteerism continuously for more than 50 years and expanded to Napa county in July 2014. Every day, passionate individuals like you dedicate their work to advancing our communities, vulnerable populations, natural landscapes, and cultural institutions. But without the critical know-how in operational essentials like fundraising, board governance, and volunteer recruitment, their causes may fall short of their potential. CVNL brings local leaders the expert guidance and professional resources they need to build resilient, impactful organizations.

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We know that passion alone isn't enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That's why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. With confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. CVNL has engaged individuals in volunteerism continuously for more than 50 years and expanded to Napa county in July 2014. Every day, passionate individuals like you dedicate their work to advancing our communities, vulnerable populations, natural landscapes, and cultural institutions. But without the critical know-how in operational essentials like fundraising, board governance, and volunteer recruitment, their causes may fall short of their potential. CVNL brings local leaders the expert guidance and professional resources they need to build resilient, impactful organizations.

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WHEN

Mon Oct 12, 2020 - Mon Nov 30, 2020
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM  

WHERE

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

(38.44097,-122.79716)
 

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