Project Protect is in it's final week. About 3,930,000 masks have already been made. Week 5's registration was great and we get to keep the kits until May 30th to finish them up. Project Protect is adding 2 additional weeks, and giving kits to other health groups, so keep an eye out for the dates!
ProjectProtect is a partnership between University of Utah Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and Latter-day Saint Charities and other non-profits to facilitate production and proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for dealing with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Utah. This work will benefit community members and professional healthcare workers throughout the state.
Drop off for week 5 pickup will be on Saturday May 30th. (11 days for the final week) Locations are the Deseret Industries in Harrisville - Layton - Murray - Riverton - American Fork - St. George
2 weeks will be added in mid-June so watch for updates!
You must have a printed confirmation for each kit you are picking up. Please realize these people are so grateful for your service and are working night and day to help you have a positive experience. Please take the time to thank them on their Facebook page for their hard work!
Stitching Hearts Worldwide is working with UHealth Systems of University of Utah, Intermountain Health Care, and the Latter-Day Saint Charities in the production and sewing of medical grade face masks. These are not the N-95 masks that are preferred, but are superior to cloth masks. Hospitals will sterilize these masks before they are used and will be worn by healthcare workers and patients.
We are working to sew 5 Million masks for Project Protect. All kits need to be sewn and returned back to the same pick-up location on Saturday following pick-up.
If there are any defective, extra, or missing pieces, please package and label them separately and place them in your return kit. Complete as much of the kit as you can.
Volunteers will register on Just Serve through the Project Protect website to receive a kit. To receive your kit, you will need to print off your confirmation email and show it at the pick up location you choose. You may pick up for a friend if you have their confirmation with you. You will need to stay in your car, someone will bring you your kit.
The 6 locations are the Deseret Industries in Harrisville - Layton - Murray - Riverton - American Fork - St. George.
To sign up for a kit go to the Project Protect Website and click "Volunteer and Get Your Kit." You will be re-directed to JustServe.org. You click the location you wish to pickup at, and the time slot you will come to pickup. Make sure to watch your email for a confirmation to show at pickup.
After you volunteer, you should be able to go into the project on JustServe and it will indicate what location/time you registered, for reference, or to unvolunteer and have a link to print your volunteer confirmation.
When you click "Volunteer and Get Your Kit" on ProjectProtect, a popup indicates you will be redirected to JustServe. Sign-ups are being handled by JustServe.org and you need to have an account on Just Serve before you can sign up for a kit.
If you do not have a JustServe account click "How to Register" on the re-direction notice to get instructions on how to create your account. Make sure that you activate your account BEFORE you sign up for the kits, by clicking the activation link you will be emailed as soon as you set up your account.
At the top of the Project Protect Website, there is a "Support" button to the Project Protect Utah Facebook page.They can answer questions about registration, kit issues, sewing problems, pickup and dropoff concerns, and any other issues you may encounter.
You can also contact us here at Stitching Hearts to help find you answers. email@example.com
Every volunteer is allowed to sign up for one kit per week. Watch Just Serve for the next week's sign ups. You can encourage other people to sign up for kits for you to pick-up and sew if you would like to do more than the one.
Make sure that you have a confirmation for every kit that you pick up and you return every kit you receive.
Stitching Hearts is receiving extra kits from Project Protect every week. Watch our Facebook page to see when we have kits available.
Pickups will be for 5 weeks on Tuesdays starting 4/21. Go to your location at the time you registered for and follow the signs to pick up. There are volunteers to help guide you and check off your confirmation.
Drop-offs will be on Saturdays starting 4/25 and you will follow the same procedures as pickup.
There are approximately 10,000 kits available each week. Check other locations for availability if your preferred site is full.
If all sites are full and you would like to still serve, we can use your help! We are getting requests from other healthcare and civic providers who can't find the PPE they need. We need help cutting, assembling kits, sewing fabric masks, headbands and fabric donations. We use a simple patterns with easy to follow instructions and a video tutorial.