Neighbors Partner Up to Supply Free Masks for Washington Square

Attn: Washington Square

To help with the new local requirements to wear masks while in places of business and in public, the WSNA is partnering up with fellow Neighbor Jen Orsini. Jen has generously offered her time and sewing skills to help make cloth masks free to Washington Square neighbors who are in need of one. But, because this is a small operation, at this time masks are limited to one per person per household.  Jen is also looking for neighbors who would be interested in volunteering to donate materials, sew, cut and deliver. With additional help, more masks can be delivered to the neighborhood and faster. Which brings us to the next item, supplies. The WSNA would also like to ask for the following supplies to help keep the cost-free.

Here are more details:


Needed are the following materials ASAP

  • Older cotton sheets with a high thread count, but any washed sheet will do.
  • Cotton prints, crafters or quilters cotton
  • very narrow elastic, or lycra knit, for the ear loops

SIZES: Adult and youth sizes.  ( Any smaller is not recommended for little ones)

STYLE:  The masks are the rectangular type with pleats. Made of cotton fabric, and have 3 layers.  preferably tightly woven cotton (usually old sheets) to make the inner barrier layer.  The exterior is also cotton.  The masks have stretchy Lycra ear loops (not elastic, for comfort). Once the lycra fabric is used up, we will switch to elastic. These masks are washable.

ORDERS: To start–1 mask for each person in the house
PRICE:  Free, no charge.
* In exchange for payment we are asking those who appreciate the masks, to contribute on their own to one of our local food banks: Friends in Deed, Pasadena Senior Center or Union Station. 

For those who have questions about donating materials or would like to place an order of masks, you can email or call / text 323-620-4216.

Stay Home and Stay Healthy Washington Square.