Please note: These masks do not meet requirements for protection from coronavirus or COVID-19.
However, because of the extreme shortage of appropriate protective gear, some facilities are accepting donations to use as a last resort, or in conjunction with other protective gear to increase its effectiveness and durability.
If you are making masks, it is important that you follow the guidelines for material and construction.
You should not rely on these masks to protect you from contracting coronavirus or COVID-19.
Brookdale Senior Living 60 N. Nicoll Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630-446-1600 or 630-446-1526 To drop off your face masks, call ahead and arrange for Cheryl (Head Nurse) or someone else to meet you at your car by the front door in the circle drive.
DuPage Care Center 400 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 665-5400 To drop off your face masks, pull up to the "Drop-Off Circle" BEFORE 5:00 PMand call. They will send someone out to collect them curbside.
Wyndemere Park Senior Community 200 Wyndemere Circle Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 690-6662 You can deliver your face masks to the front desk at the above address.
Joann Fabrics (Danada, Wheaton) 630-752-8177 To drop off your face masks, pull up in front of the store (0pen 9:00-7:00) and call. They will send someone out to collect them curbside. They will deliver them to local hospitals and healthcare facilities. Edward Hospital 801 S Washington Naperville, IL 60540 Safe donation site from 9 am to 3 pm at the loading dock on Osler Drive west of the South Parking Garage (campus map available here) If you are unable to deliver or uncomfortable about delivering, email Donations@EEHealth.org to coordinate a pickup.
Elmhurst Hospital 155 E Brush Hill Rd Elmhurst, IL 60126 Safe donation site from 9 am to 3 pm at the loading dock on Harvard Street on the north end of the building. (campus map available here) If you are unable to deliver or uncomfortable about delivering, email Donations@EEHealth.org to coordinate a pickup.
Currently NOT accepting handmade face masks: Central DuPage Hospital 630-933-1600 They currently are only accepting factory-grade Personal Protection Equipment.
Atria Senior Living 95 Carleton Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 984-5123