Join the effort to sew face masks for your fellow human.
We are recipients of a Making Jewish Places Microgrant,
an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
Ariella and her mom are the recipients of a generous Making Jewish Places Microgrant, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, which enabled them to assemble ready-to-sew mask kits consisting of pre-cut fabric, elastic, thread and needles. To date, they've distributed materials for over 1,300 masks. In addition, they've donated over 150 masks -- some of which were donated to The Cohen Home and local healthcare workers.
How to get involved
Pick up a set
Ready-to-sew mask kits consisting of pre-cut fabric, elastic, thread and needles
are available in bins outside the doors of
Congregation Dor Tamid
11165 Parsons Road
Congregation Gesher L Torah
4320 Kimball Bridge Road
Sew by hand or machine.
Instructions included in the kit.
We are following the Deaconess pattern.
Click on the link below to view a tutorial.
Ariella and Celia
MORE ABOUT US
Hello! I am Ariella, an 8th grader from Suwanee, GA.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Georgia, my mom and I were concerned about how we would obtain masks. Masks were sold out! None to be found. My mom joined Geekspace's initiative to sew fabric face masks. Many of our friends and family from as far as New York, desperately needed our masks. After sewing a few masks we realized that we couldn't sew the mask fast enough to keep up with the demand. There had to be another way. We thought about assembling ready-to-sew mask kits for others and they could sew masks too! But we faced a major obstacle, funding.
We are members of Congregation Gesher L'Torah, located in Alpharetta, GA. Earlier this year, GLT was awarded another Making Jewish Places Microgrant to sponsor a Camp Shabbat program. It was so much fun to see the metro Atlanta Jewish community gather to celebrate Shabbat with Jewish camp friends.
We reached out to Carla Birnbaum, the Community Impact Associate for the Making Jewish Places Microgrant program. She was enthusiastic to join in our mission to provide fabric face masks to anyone who needed one. By doing so, that would "free-up" the hospital-grade masks for the healthcare workers. Til now, we've assembled kits to sew over 1,300 masks! We will keep on doing so until we use up our grant funds. If the need is still great after the "shelter-in-place" order is lifted, we will use our stimulus check to continue our mission.