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Help Protect Our Community

Thank you for your interest in helping Enloe Medical Center as we respond to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping our patients and caregivers safe is more important now than ever.

While we have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for our caregivers, we want to keep our patients and visitors safe as well and are giving them masks when they come to Enloe. That’s why we’re accepting donations of:

  • Materials
  • Handcrafted masks
  • Ear savers
  • And other PPE

Join us as we sew strong together to achieve our goal of adding 500 masks to our inventory every week this year.

Contribute Materials

We understand that not everyone is a seamstress. However, you can make a difference and help this great cause by donating any 100% cotton fabric and elastic you have. Our volunteers will use these materials to make face masks.

Please drop off your donations at our office or contact us to arrange a pickup.

Create Handcrafted Masks

If you can sew, consider making fabric face masks for our caregivers, patients and visitors. Similar efforts are underway at hospitals across the nation. Any use by health care providers would only be done if absolutely necessary and in accordance with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To start, follow these steps:

  1. Complete our form.
  2. Download the instructions to use.
  3. Watch this tutorial video.sewing masks
  4. Make masks.
  5. Drop off the masks or arrange for a pickup.

Note: We prefer masks of the size and style shown in the video and instruction sheet, but will gladly accept masks of different sizes and styles like the Olson Mask.

If you would like to make masks but don’t have materials to use, please call us. A limited number of mask kits are available.

Fashion 'Ear Savers'

Or consider making “ear savers,” which you can create using a 3D printer or by hand. Enloe is also accepting these accessories that can alleviate pressure pain around the ears from wearing a mask all day. Find a helpful video and free pattern on www.stwnewspress.com.

Woman with boxGetting Donations to Enloe

When you’re ready to get your donations to us, place them in a closed plastic bag, such as a 1- or 2-gallon Ziploc bag.

Include a piece of paper with your:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address or phone number
  • And the quantity enclosed

We will launder all masks before they are used, so there’s no need to wash them before delivery.

You can drop off your donations or call us to arrange a pickup. If you’d like to drop off your donations, please do so at:
Enloe Volunteer Services,
1465 Esplanade in Chico
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Place your donations in the drop box located on the porch. The box is 17.75 inches wide by 3 inches tall, and can easily fit a 1- or 2-gallon size Ziploc bag.
  • If you prefer we pick up your donations from you, we’re happy to do so. Just contact us at (530) 332-4575 or volunteers@enloe.org.

Donate N95 Masks

We are grateful to the many organizations and individuals who have generously donated N95 masks for our caregivers — and are continuing to accept these masks as well. If you would like to donate these masks or other protective equipment, please call (530) 332-7160 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

maskHave Questions?

If you have any questions, please call Volunteer Services at (530) 332-4576. Thank you for your help keeping our community safe.

Want to learn more about Enloe’s supply of personal PPE? Hear from Alan Weintraub, Enloe’s chief procurement officer, as he provides a behind-the-scenes look at the effort and collaboration it takes to secure our supplies.



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