Looking to drop off new or unused PPE, cleaning supplies, or fabric?
St. Luke's Care Now is accepting donations during business hours at the following at these locations.
We will provide you with a donation form to fill out at the Care Now.
Care Now Drop off addresses
Allentown - 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104
Whitehall - 2402 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052
Quakertown - 157 West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Hamburg - 9 Dave's Way, Hamburg, PA 19526
Lehighton - 575 S. 9th St., Lehighton, PA 18235, Suite 7
Bethlehem - 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Wind Gap - 487 East Moorestown Rd., Wind Gap, PA 18091
Brodheadsville - 111 Route 715, Brodheadsville, PA 18322
Phillipsburg - 200 Stryker's Road, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
How should we make the mask or what pattern?
We aren’t worried about looking stylish – but we are concerned about functionality. Non-matching fabrics, thread, binding strips are just fine – but a well sewn mask with no frayed edges or missed seams or "holes" is important.
In order to make sure the masks are safe and as effective as possible, we ask that you consider the following points.
It is most helpful to use a standard pattern to ensure proper fit and function.
Please use the following patterns.
Craft Passion: Face Mask Sewing Pattern
The Stitching Scientist
You can also reference this website for more info on how to make a mask
Used fabric will not be accepted.
Recommended fabric for the outer portion of the mask includes heaver, non-stretch fabric such as denim, duck cloth, canvas, twill, or other tight woven fabric.
Recommended fabric for the inner lining and filter pocket can be other cotton, cotton-blend non-stretch fabric. It can be thinner and softer, but again recommended minimal or non-stretch.
Must be laundered in HOT water prior to sewing to prevent future shrinkage.
Polyester or other less breathable fabric will not work as well, due to moisture produced when breathing.
Elastic should have plenty of stretch and of an appropriate size to fit over the ears. 1/16 inch round cord or 1/8 inch braided work best.
If elastic is not available, fabric ties can be sewn on the mask. There will need to be 4 ties (one tie on each of the 4 corners). Ties should be approx. ¼ inch in width, sewn in such a way that there are no frayed edges, and long enough to be tied into a bow on the top of the head (for the top corner and behind the head for the bottom corner).
Enclose completed masks in a closed plastic bag or closed plastic box and drop off at a St. Luke's Care Now location listed above or follow the directions below.
Unable to drop off at a St. Luke's Care Now ?
*Some restrictions apply to mailing cleaning products.
Check with your mail carrier for more details.
Mail supplies to:
1650 Race Street
Allentown PA 18109
We appreciate your generosity during these extraordinary times.
Thank you for your donation.
The Care Team
St. Luke’s University Health Network