We have received many offers of help from our community, including the sewing of masks. We are extremely grateful for these offers. Please see donation and supply requests below. Again, we’re tremendously grateful for your offers of support.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we are monitoring our supply needs. While our locations are still currently stocked, we have been getting calls and e-mails from grateful individuals and suppliers who are willing to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff.

To that end, and in hope of preventing additional illnesses, we are now accepting donations of new and unused PPE. Types of PPE that we are accepting include:

  • Masks – As the CDC has revised its acceptable mask guidelines for the prevention of infection, we are accepting both N95 respirator and ear loop surgical masks. These masks can also be sometimes used in the construction industry. We will gladly accept any new and unused masks from construction sites.
     
  • Eye Protection – Similarly, any clean eye protection is also being accepted. This includes goggles and safety glasses from other industries that may have slowed due to social distancing.
     
  • Hand Sanitizer – As you can never have enough, we are accepting personal-sized hand sanitizers. Please note that, per CDC guidelines, we can only accept sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
     
  • Hand-Sewn Masks – We will accept hand-sewn masks that follow the instructions we provided thanks to our friends at Mount Mary University. Click the button below for guidelines and pattern details.

Hand-Sewn Mask Instructions

  • Other – If you know of a manufacturer looking to support health care providers, or you’d like us to consider other PPE donations, please e-mail donation@froedtert.com. Food and other in-kind donation (gifts, thank you signs, etc.) inquiries can be sent to FoodandMealDonations@froedtert.com.

Additionally, in an effort to ensure that we can properly deliver necessary care, please be cognizant of any extra ventilators, perhaps from any veterinary practices, that you may encounter. We would be happy to accept those, as well.

If you have any of the above supplies and are willing to donate them to our health network, you’d be playing a major part in helping our community and health care workers stay healthy and preventing the further spread of the virus.

How to Contact Us About Donations

Please note that, at this time, this e-mail is monitored Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • E-mail donation@froedtert.com
  • Visit the donation box between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at:

    Menomonee Falls location – Drop-off or mailed donations
    Integrated Service Center
    N86 W12999 Nightingale Way
    Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

    Wauwatosa location – Accepting donations here until June 12 (drop-off only)
    Medical Office Building
    601 N. 99th St.
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226

To protect our patients, staff and the donors, no donations can be accepted at any of the Froedtert & MCW hospitals or health centers.

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Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:37 pm

Hi Mindo -
Thanks for reaching out. We recently updated this blog with the hand-sewn mask guidelines and pattern information. I've also sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog.
Thank you for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Liya
Wu
on March 23, 2020 - 7:55 pm

I saw the following info to request mask and etc. Maybe your hospital can give a try.

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https://mobile.twitter.com/harborfreight/status/1241810293589708802

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We at Zenni.com understand many hospitals have limited to no quantities of masks and other necessary protective equipment and wish to help however we can. We are working rapidly to secure masks and protective equipment by whatever means possible. Please review and complete this form, and we will be in touch very shortly. We deeply appreciate and support the efforts of everyone within the health care community. https://forms.gle/tQd6aLThcVDZFJQw7

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Hello Liya –
Thank you for reaching out to us, and thank you for sharing your idea. I’ve shared it with the appropriate team.
Thanks,
Taylor

Lottie
Royten
on March 23, 2020 - 12:37 pm

Hi there,
Just checking in to see if you have any specifications on making homemade face masks yet?

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:34 pm

Hi Lottie -
We recently updated this blog with the guidelines, pattern and drop-off information for hand-sewn masks. I have also sent you an e-mail with the link to this blog post.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Debra
Chappelle
on March 23, 2020 - 10:56 am

I am willing to sew cloth face masks (such as Deaconess hospital in Indiana has given a pattern and made a vidio on how to make). I will donate them to Froedtert hospital where my family members work and husband is a cancer patient there. I am awaiting Froedtert to give guidelines for the masks. I'm also wondering if I will be contacted via this email or if I'm supposed to keep checking back to this site?

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:33 pm

Hi Debra -
Thank you for reaching out. We will accept hand-sewn masks that follow the instructions provided in the blog above, thanks to our friends at Mount Mary University. I have also sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

diane
seymour
on March 23, 2020 - 9:11 am

I am a sewer and would like to help out in making face masks if you still need them. You can e-mail me any information I might need to make sure they meet specifications. Thank-you!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Hi Diane -
Thank you for reaching out. I just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog post, which includes the hand-sewn mask guidelines, pattern and drop-off location information.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Lisa
Heisel
on March 23, 2020 - 7:27 am

Still waiting for you to post what pattern you would like used for protective masks. Many of us have our fabric ready to go, waiting on a post from Froedtert.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:29 pm

Hi Lisa -
We recently updated this blog with the guidelines and pattern information for the hand-sewn masks. I just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog post.
Thanks so much for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Diane
Rodd
on March 22, 2020 - 8:56 pm

Can you send me info asap on the sewing of masks. I am making a ton for nursing home employees that can't get anything right now with a pocket for a disposable filter. The mask itself is machine washable made from cotton. I can send pictures if you'd like.

Thank you

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:27 pm

Hi Diane -
Thank you for reaching out. We are able to accept hand-sewn masks that follow the instructions we provided thanks to our friends at Mount Mary University. I sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which we have updated with those instructions for hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Michelle
Larson
on March 22, 2020 - 7:39 pm

I’d like to be informed about making masks. My niece is an RN there.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:26 pm

Hi Michelle -
Thank you for reaching out, and thank you for the work your niece is doing to help keep our community safe. I sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which we have updated with the instructions for hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Margaret
Canary
on March 22, 2020 - 6:11 pm

Please contact me when you have instructions for making face masks.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:25 pm

Hi Margaret -
I sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which we have updated with the instructions for hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Suzanne
Gehl
on March 22, 2020 - 4:26 pm

Please let me know your guidelines for sewing masks ASAP. Will help mobilize people!
Suzanne Gehl, MD

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:23 pm

Hi Suzanne Gehl, MD -
We updated this blog to include instructions for making hand-sewn masks. I have also e-mailed you with a link to this blog. Please feel free to pass the link in the e-mail on to any other friends or family who are willing to sew masks!
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Lisa
Borisch
on March 22, 2020 - 12:14 pm

I Sew!! If any masks are needed to be made to help with the shortage of masks or gowns, I would be willing to donate my time.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:21 pm

Hi Lisa -
Thank you so much for reaching out. We are now able to accept hand-sewn masks for our patients, staff and visitors. I sent you an e-mail with the guidelines, pattern and drop-off location information.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Debby
Koenig
on March 22, 2020 - 11:53 am

Hello, any word on the pattern for DIY masks that will be acceptable? We have a large group of people who have put their efforts on hold until we get an approved design. Thank you.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Hi Debby -
Thanks for reaching out. I just send you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which contains the guidelines, pattern and drop-off location information. Feel free to pass the link in the e-mail on to the rest of your group. We greatly appreciate everyone's effort!
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Kim
Plato
on March 22, 2020 - 9:46 am

I have 100 masks sewn according to the CDC guidelines. Can, I ship them to you. If so, where do I ship to and to who's attention?
Thank you for all you are doing.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:18 pm

Hi Kim -
Thanks so much for reaching out. We updated this blog today with new drop-off location information. I have also sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Mary
Metz
on March 22, 2020 - 8:40 am

I can't offer any of the supplies you need I am PRAYING 3 times a day to God the l. Not all of.you may believe in my God, I pray to mine and to other:s through my God. Please take of your selves

God bless
Mary Faith.Metz.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:16 pm

Hi Mary -
Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts. We appreciate it.
-Taylor

Kathy
Wells
on March 22, 2020 - 8:26 am

I sew quilts ... and many other items & would love to help! I read your guidelines ... how do I get your pattern and fabric guidelines?!? I’m anxious to help and have several friends from the quilt shop I go to that want to help too !
I live in Brookfield so I am close especially to the Menomonee Falls hospital!
Love to help,
Kathy

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:14 pm

Hi Kathy -
We recently updated this blog with the hand-sewn mask guidelines. I've also sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog. Feel free to pass the e-mail along to all of your quilt shop friends! We greatly appreciate all of the effort and support.
Thank you for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Stephanie
Kiouressis
on March 22, 2020 - 12:02 am

For those of us that are proficient in sewing, I'm seeing on the news that Froedtert was going to post some guidance on handmade washable mask patterns. I'd like to do my part, but want it to be worthwhile, so I'm looking for any guidance. Thanks! Be Safe and God Bless...

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:11 pm

Hi Stephanie -
We recently updated the blog above with the guidelines and pattern information for hand-sewn masks. I've just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Joanna
Boey
on March 21, 2020 - 9:34 pm

I have two boxes of face masks.
Is the only donation box in Menomonee Falls? Is there one closer to New Berlin ?

THANK YOU for being on the front lines!
Prayers for the safety of all the hospital staff.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:09 pm

Hi Joanna -
We have just updated this blog with new drop-off location information. I have also just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated information.
Thank you for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

jane
hanley
on March 21, 2020 - 5:54 pm

I would like to sew masks. please send info/patterns asap. thank you. jane

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Hi Jane -
We recently updated this blog with the guidelines and pattern information. I've just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated information about hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Debra
Krajec
on March 21, 2020 - 5:49 pm

Please let me know when you have specifics about sewing face masks. I have access to hundreds of people who sew, and would like to help.

Debra Krajec
Associate Professor
Marquette University

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:02 pm

Hi Debra -
Thanks so much for reaching out. I just sent you an e-mail with the link to this blog, which contains updated pattern instructions and donation information.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Sandra
Petoskey
on March 21, 2020 - 5:41 pm

I have several containers of nitrile and vinyl gloves in original packaging from pharmacies. I also have a small quantity of N95 and P95 masks. Let me know if they're needed and how I should get them to you if so.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 1:59 pm

Hi Sandra -
Thank you for reaching out. I've sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated donation and drop-off location information.
Thank you for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Caryl
Schalla
on March 21, 2020 - 3:39 pm

I will be happy to see, just need to know the type of fabric

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Hi Caryl -
We recently updated the blog above with the guidelines and pattern information. I've just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated information about hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Denise
Olson Jenich
on March 21, 2020 - 2:55 pm

I am wondering if Froedtert has considered using the former Heart Hospital on Bluemound (next to San Camillo), as an additional medical site. If the number of cases of coronavirus grows to a point where Milwaukee area hospitals cannot meet the demand to care for infected patients, that would seem like a good option since its already set up as a hospital. I suspect it would need a fair amount of time/work to furnish it properly, but it could be a viable option. Or perhaps a testing site? We can hope our numbers won't grow to that extent, but it is a very real possibility based on how its affecting other parts of the country. We have a good medical system in Wisconsin, so I am confident we are preparing for and considering all available options.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:06 pm

Hello Denise –
Thank you for reaching out to us, and thank you for sharing your idea. I’ve shared it with the appropriate team.
Thanks,
Taylor

Susan
Forbes
on March 21, 2020 - 2:19 pm

Please let me know details on the making of the masks. Thank you

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 1:52 pm

Hi Susan -
I've just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated guidelines and donation information about hand-sewn masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Karen
Andersen
on March 21, 2020 - 12:48 pm

I could make some masks.
What are you asking us to do about supplies?
Pattern?
I'm from Racine, Wi.
Do I mail them in?

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 1:51 pm

Hi Karen -
Thanks for reaching out. We have updated the blog above with the guidelines for the hand-sewn masks and donation drop-off information. I've just sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog with the updated information.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Candice
Carrell
on March 21, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Do you have any need for homemade face masks? I know there have been some healthcare systems that have asked for them and I have a lot of sewers I can contact if this is something that would benefit you. Please let me know.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 1:49 pm

Hi Candice -
Yes, we are now able to accept hand-sewn face masks that follow the instructions we provided in the blog above, thanks to our friends at Mount Mary University. Drop-off location information is also listed above.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Joann
Ludwikoski
on March 21, 2020 - 11:35 am

Is Froedtert accepting the cotton sewn face masks that so many are now posting on the Internet made by the direction of the CDC as a substitute when the N-95 mask is not available?