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 – Drop-off donations 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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Debra
Chappelle
on March 27, 2020 - 9:58 am

I have been waiting to learn what are Froedhert's guidelines for making cloth face masks. I would appreciate having a contact person to ask one specific question about the materials so I can finish the project I've started.

Cathy
Bromberek
on March 27, 2020 - 4:34 pm

I can help with your questions as I’ve already made masks.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 4:02 pm

Hi Debra -
I have sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which includes updated pattern information. That message will come from digitalcom@froedtert.com. I also sent you an e-mail to the address you included in your comment submission after your last comment. If you have another e-mail address you'd like me to reach you at, please reply with that.
Thanks,
Taylor

Sue
Petkovsek
on March 27, 2020 - 9:29 am

I want to make masks for you. Do I send them to one of the address listed above?

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 30, 2020 - 11:07 am

Hello Sue –
Thanks for your offer to ship hand-sewn masks, and thank you for your patience as we work to streamline our donation process. You can mail them to this address:
Integrated Service Center
ATTN: PPE Donations
N86 W12999 Nightingale Way
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Thanks again for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Christie
Gilly
on March 27, 2020 - 8:30 am

Hi, I sent my husband over to the 10000 W Bluemound Rd. donation site, can you tell me what he should be looking for? - thank you.

Cathy
Bromberek
on March 28, 2020 - 3:13 pm

The donation site is actually down 99th street, 3rd driveway at the loading docks. They said they will be putting signage up.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 3:51 pm

Hi Christie -
Thank you for reaching out. The Wauwatosa drop-off location is near the Milwaukee County Zoo entrance.
Thanks!
-Taylor

Anne
Osmon
on March 27, 2020 - 8:16 am

Thank you for all you do to keep us safe. We all appreciate you. No need to respond, you are very busy. Just wanted to share my appreciation. :)

Valerie
Paul
on March 27, 2020 - 6:47 am

Do we have to make ties, or are elastic loops permitted? Elastic would make production a bit faster, but I understand either way. I'm excited to help out!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Hi Valerie –
Thank you for your question about using elastic instead of fabric ties, but it is important for us to maintain one approved standard so we can be certain the masks can be used safely. Please follow the pattern exactly for hand-sewn masks. We hope you understand our need to support one standard pattern.
Thanks,
Taylor

Mary
Zdero
on March 26, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Hello! Can we mail them to Froedtert hospital? Thank you!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 30, 2020 - 11:04 am

Hello Mary –
Thanks for your offer to ship hand-sewn masks, and thank you for your patience as we work to streamline our donation process. You can mail them to this address:
Integrated Service Center
ATTN: PPE Donations
N86 W12999 Nightingale Way
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Thanks again for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Pat
Schesta
on March 26, 2020 - 1:11 pm

Hi, I just sent email to your purchasing dept email about making face masks. I retired at age 71 as a RN from Froedtert Hospital January 2019. Also my daughter Is a CRNA at Froedtert Hospital. I will make masks per your pdf specifications and if possible have them used at Froedtert. I have your drop off address. Anything to help!! Thanks

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 9:06 am

Hi Pat - Thanks for sharing your story and for your generosity. We appreciate it!
Thanks,
Taylor

Leah
Powers
on March 26, 2020 - 12:49 pm

Can we use elastic for ties instead of fabric ties? Can we drop off at local Froedtert location. I don’t live anywhere near the listed two locations. - I worked during the drop off time.
Thank you.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Hi Leah -
Thank you for your suggestion about using elastic instead of fabric ties, but it is important for us to maintain one approved standard so we can be certain the masks can be used safely. We hope you understand our need to support one standard pattern.
Additionally, to protect our patients, staff and the donors, no donations can be accepted at any of the Froedtert & MCW hospitals or health centers, including Froedtert Hospital.
Thanks,
Taylor

David
Klann
on March 26, 2020 - 12:06 pm

Thanks to the Medical Community - front lines & support!
I was eventually able to drop off some spare surgical masks at the Menomonee Falls location, after finding the 10000 W Bluemound location to be the shuttered former Milwaukee Heart Hospital.
...per gMaps: https://goo.gl/maps/niQoTepRxUJpwqg2A
Please help us help you by updating your website with correct information :)
Thanks again!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 3:38 pm

Hi David -
Thank you for reaching out. The Wauwatosa drop-off location is near the Milwaukee County Zoo entrance.
Thanks!
-Taylor

Ronna
Gremminger
on March 26, 2020 - 10:45 am

I am an experienced sewer/quilter and would like to make masks. My "stash" is primarily 100% quilting cotton. However when doubled, faint light does show through the weave. Is this okay? If not, could I add a piece of muslin between the 2 fabric layers? Please advise at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time,
Ronna Gremminger

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 4:23 pm

Hi Ronna –
Thank you for your question about including a piece of muslin between layers, but it is important for us to maintain one approved standard so we can be certain the masks can be used safely. Please follow the hand-sewn mask pattern as exactly as you can, without adding the extra layer of muslin.
We hope you understand our need to support one standard pattern.
Thanks,
Taylor

FLORA
BUSH
on March 26, 2020 - 10:41 am

Hi -
Is the hospital in Pleasant Prairie accepting the type of homemade masks suggested for dropoff in Wauwatosa & Menomonee Falls? Boy Scout troop in Kenosha looking to do this in our area.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Hi Flora –
Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital has its own set of protocols. You can reach them at their hotline: (262) 671-7000.
Thanks for your generosity and support!
-Taylor

Charlene
Miske
on March 26, 2020 - 9:19 am

I would like to have the details for the masks. Thank you
Charlene Miske

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 8:55 am

Hi Charlene -
I sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog and the pattern directly. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Thanks,
Taylor

Kim
Wendelborn
on March 26, 2020 - 7:31 am

That you for providing guide lines. I will get sewing on these right away. Stay Safe!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 9:08 am

Hi Kim -
Thank you for your support and lending us your sewing skills!
-Taylor

Yen
Tuong
on March 25, 2020 - 9:50 pm

Hi, I able contact a person who has connection with the a manufacturer in HongKong. They are looking to support health care providers. I sent them the address, and email above to contact. As I know they sent a couple thousands N95 marks to some hospital at CA and TX. Hopefully, we will get a great news soon.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 3:29 pm

Hi Yen -
Thanks so much for keeping us in mind and sharing our donation information.
-Taylor

Judy
Hamilton
on March 25, 2020 - 9:37 pm

A few family members are joining me to make masks this week-end. Could you please e-mail the instructions for hand made masks, material, size, etc. In recent questions you mentioned this information as I assume there are specific guidelines to follow. Thank you.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 27, 2020 - 9:03 am

Hi Judy -
Thanks so much for reaching out. I e-mailed you the instructions (they are also linked in the blue button above labeled "Hand-Sewn Mask Instructions").
Thanks so much,
Taylor

Nel
Medchill
on March 25, 2020 - 9:06 pm

I live in NW Wisconsin. Can I get a mailing address to send masks?

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 30, 2020 - 11:00 am

Hello Nel –
Thanks for your offer to ship hand-sewn masks, and thank you for your patience as we work to streamline our donation process. You can mail them to this address:
Integrated Service Center
ATTN: PPE Donations
N86 W12999 Nightingale Way
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Thanks again for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Debby
Koenig
on March 25, 2020 - 11:05 am

Good Morning, Has there been any decision made on what types of DIY masks you will be able to accept? a pattern/design? Thank you, we are patiently waiting to help.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:44 pm

Hi Debby -
We really appreciate your patience while we reviewed and determined acceptable mask patterns. We will now accept hand-sewn masks that follow the instructions we provided in the blog above, thanks to our friends at Mount Mary University. I have sent you an e-mail with a link directly to this blog. Please feel free to pass this on to any family or friends who are also interested in donating or creating masks.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Christine
Sabel
on March 25, 2020 - 10:05 am

Is St. Joe's West Bend in need of homemade masks? If so, any reason we can't sew the tie on kind rather than elastic? Also, where would these be needed to be dropped off at?

Thank you

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:41 pm

Hi Christine -
Thank you for reaching out. We have two drop-off locations that will distribute donations and hand-sewn masks to the appropriate locations. I've sent you an e-mail with the new drop-off location information.
Thank you for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Joanne
Backhaus
on March 24, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Just wondering when you will be giving the guidelines for masks that I could make at home. Just want to help in any way I can.

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:40 pm

Hi Joanne -
Thanks for reaching out about making masks at home. I have e-mailed you a link to this blog, which contains the pattern of masks that we can accept.
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Harvian
Raasch-Hooten
on March 24, 2020 - 9:15 am

Thank you for doing an incredible job of communicating during this crisis! May your staff (including those we see) be blessed and remain safe. Did let our church quilters know about the masks; understand it's tricky but so many people in our world would like to help!

Froedtert
& MCW
on March 25, 2020 - 2:38 pm

Hi Harvian -
Thank you for your kind words. I have sent you an e-mail with a link to this blog, which includes new guidelines and hand-sewn mask pattern information. Please feel free to pass along this blog to your church quilters!
Thanks for your patience, generosity and support!
-Taylor

Mindo
Kaur
on March 23, 2020 - 10:31 pm

Hi,
I would like to sew some masks to donate to the hospital due to the nationwide shortage, but want to make sure I use the correct fabric. Please let me know what specific type of fabric you recommend.
Thank you for all you do, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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?