Request a Sew Ready Kit

Commitment Form

The Million Mask Challenge (MMC) invites you to apply for a face mask sewing kit. We prioritize requests from craftivists who made previous mask donations to us, and we hope to support you in turn by providing supplies and speeding up your process! These materials have been purchased with donations, so we require that all masks are returned to us for delivery to our frontline heroes. Please read and agree to the conditions below. We will contact you if you are selected. Thank you for your patience!
  • Let us know if you are a representative of a group. Otherwise, please leave blank. Thanks!
  • A volunteer driver may call you about your request for kits if you require delivery.
  • (The admin team will determine the final number of kits provided. You can just put zero if you prefer one project over the other.)
  • (The admin team will determine the final number of kits provided, based on what is available.)
  • (The admin team will determine the final number of kits provided. You can just put zero if you prefer one project over the other.)
  • (Check all that apply.)
  • I agree to provide at least one photo of finished masks, and I consent for Million Mask Challenge and the fabric donor to use my photo(s) in social media. Photos should be of finished masks (1 required), and can include masks in progress or our awesome craftivists (optional). Submit photos via email at with the subject "Mask Sewing Kit Photos" or by posting on Facebook and tagging @Lauren Smith Janzen.
  • I will fill out the mask donation form, and then either take the masks to a collection box or mail them to 4909 16th Road N, Arlington, VA 22207.
  • Let us know where you are located. We'll also use this address for delivery, if requested. Sew Ready Kits are ONLY available to residents near us in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
  • Is there anything a delivery driver would need to know, such as your building name, gated community, or another note? Please let us know.
  • We appreciate your interest in "Sew Ready" Kits for the Million Mask Challenge. We welcome your feedback on the process. You may leave a note with your request for kits here.
  • Million Mask Challenge will use the information you provide to stay in touch and provide you with additional instructions about how to participate. By submitting this form, you give us permission to contact you by email or phone with basic information about Sew Ready Kits. We will always treat your information with respect and would never share or sell our contacts. For more information about our privacy policy please visit:
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Sew Ready Kits FAQ

What are Sew Ready Kits?

A Sew Ready Kit contains enough pre-cut material (fabric and elastic or twill/ribbon) for 20, 30, or 40 masks.  Completed masks should then be returned to the Million Mask Challenge within seven days for distribution by us to health care and front line workers.

Who is eligible for a kit?

Anyone who has previously donated masks through the Million Mask Challenge for distribution by us and completed our Mask Donation Form is eligible for a kit.  Other craftivists with confirmed, personal donations may also be eligible depending on the availability of kits.  Sew Ready Kits are limited in number, so unfortunately we aren’t able to fill every request that we receive.

How do I apply for a kit?

The link to the Sew Ready Kit request form is posted each Tuesday on Facebook and is made available on the website. Applications close each Wednesday at 6 PM. You will be notified on Thursday or Friday if you were chosen for a kit. If you applied the previous week and did not receive a kit, please apply again each week to confirm your availability to sew masks that week.

Will I be notified if I wasn’t chosen?

We are a small team of volunteers and it may not be possible to notify every person that they did not receive a kit.

Will I receive the type of kit that I requested?

We try our best to accommodate the masks type and number that you requested; however, kits are based on availability so you may receive fewer pre-cut masks than you requested.

How do I pick up my Sew Ready Kit?

We will notify you on Facebook and/or via email when your kit is ready for pick-up. You may pick up your kit at one of our pick-up locations (South Arlington, Ashburn, Fairfax, or Towson) upon confirmation from us that your kit is ready. Please only grab the kit that has your name on it. 

Do you offer delivery?

We understand that some people may not be able to leave their house, or these pick-up locations may not be convenient, so you may request a delivery. Please indicate on the request form that you require a delivery. Kits will be delivered between Thursday and Saturday, depending on our drivers’ schedule. It may not be possible to coordinate specific delivery times for each request. If you have a specific concern or instructions regarding delivery, please note that on your request form and we will try to accommodate you.

How do I return my completed masks?

Please return your Sew Ready Kit masks as you would donate any other face masks to us. Complete our Mask Donation Form and then take your masks to a collection box or mail them to Million Mask Challenge, 4909 16th Road N, Arlington, VA 22207.

What if I can’t complete my masks before the week deadline?

We understand that things come up, so if you aren’t able to meet the deadline please reach out to Lauren Smith Janzen or Rachel Szewczyk on Facebook, or via email at: 

Can I get more than one kit a week?

At this time, we are only offering one kit per person each week to allow numerous craftivists the chance to receive a kit. 

Can I use this kit to fulfill a mask request that you posted on Facebook?

Yes, of course! 

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