Connecting those with masks to those who need them
What is Mask Connections?
Mask Connections is a website that provides a connection between those in our community who want to donate new reusable masks to those who need them. There is mounting evidence that show face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19, and therefore save lives. At Mask Connections, we want to increase awareness and encourage all members of our community to wear masks in order to protect each other. To do this, we want to make it easy for those who are able to provide masks to those who need them by providing a platform to request and to donate. We also make it easier by providing a safe location to drop off and to pick up these products and, at times, we are able to directly pick-up or deliver to you.
How Mask Connections Works
If you are willing to donate masks, click on the "Donate Masks" link below to fill out a short info form. You will be able to drop off masks at a safe and convenient location near you or we may pick the masks up from you if needed. Thanks so much for your support.
Donate Funds for Mask Making Supplies
We use all donated funds to purchase supplies to make homemade masks to share with our neighbors and community. To donate, please click on the link below.
If you are in need of masks, click on the "Need Masks" link below to fill out a short info form. We will email you with information on where and when to pick up the masks. The masks will be packaged and labeled with your name. Please limit 1 mask per person in family.
Start a Mask Connection Chapter
Bring Mask Connections to your community. You can partner with us to connect those in your community who need masks to those who can provide them. Use the link below to get started.
1700+ Masks Provided to the Community
1400+ Masks Provided by You
Your Comments and Feedback
"What a gift you and your organization are to the world!"
Cristo Rey High School
"Way to find a problem and attack it with an elegant solution."
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
"This is such an awesome blessing to our community..."
Trinity-Gateway Food Pantry
"Thank you again for your mask donations! They are very popular at SCS."
Sunnyvale Community Services
"You two are doing a tremendous job and your website is fabulous. And as I mentioned, let me know if/when you're in need of additional masks."
Mask Connections featured in The Sunnyvale Sun
"I know that many will benefit from this service and this will keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you!!"
"God bless you and this wonderful work you are doing with the help of the Holy Spirit."
Pastor Bob McKee
Matthew Pang and Nathan Su both wanted to help their community of Sunnyvale during this unprecedented time. At first, they both worked with their parents, who are healthcare providers, to make homemade masks for the hospital and clinic workers where their parents worked. They found that they had an excess number of masks and wanted to share it with their neighbors. However, they did not know who was most in need. Therefore, they thought it would be a good idea to connect those in our neighborhood with a neighbor to neighbor connection for donating and receiving reusable masks. It is a way to keep our neighborhood safe and to be neighborly. In this time of social distancing, they felt it was important to do something to keep our neighborhood safe and promote universal wearing of masks in public.
Current CDC Recommendations
For Cloth Face Masks and COVID-19 Vaccines
Mask Making Guide
Who Are We?
Matthew is a rising tenth grader at Homestead High School. He was born and raised in Sunnyvale, California. His interests include reading, volleyball, anime, tutoring, and community service projects. Matthew aims to make an impact on his community in the field of medicine.
Nathan is a high school student at Bellarmine College Preparatory. Together, he and Matthew have helped and led several service projects over the years. His mom has been a health care provider for 21 years. His interests include drawing, music, volleyball, and video games. Nathan aims to further his studies in the sciences.