Uniting Vic.Tas is calling on volunteers to make reusable, fabric face masks.
Victorian health authorities have made it mandatory for people in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to wear a face mask when outside their home, and recommend that people from regional areas also wear a mask if physical distancing is not possible.
An increase in demand for face masks is making it hard for many vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities to access them.
By having cloth masks available for low-risk situations, we can ensure our supply of surgical masks can be used where they are needed most.
If you are handy with a sewing machine or needle and thread, we’d love your help in making face masks, which will be distributed across our services.
Our community in Canberra have already begun sewing up a storm, you can read about it here.
To register your interest or obtain more information, please visit our website or call our team on 1800 668 426.
Once you’ve finished sewing the masks, please mail them to our Dallas Warehouse, which is using COVID-19 safety measures to receive and store items
38-40 Phillip Street
Dallas, VIC 3047
Any contributions will be gratefully received. Masks will be distributed across Uniting Vic.Tas and Uniting AgeWell services.
Thank you for your help during these trying times as we support people in need.
Community Fundraising Coordinator
Community & External Relations