Update as of October 2020: Distributed 7000 masks.

Here’s a fundraising update. Financial donations are not required to receive masks, but we have this opportunity to access a 100% match. Thanks to the Elsie Hillman Foundation and Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund. our project is eligible for a 100% match on every donation from $1 to $500. We have set a goal to raise $5000, get the match and then be able to fund our project well into 2021. We need $2400 to reach our goal. If you can donate any amount, here’s the link http://ioby.com/masque


This is a joint effort of this blog, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, and TransPride Pittsburgh to connect our LGBTQIA+ neighbors with face mask resources that are free and/or made by identified LGBTQ allies.

If you need a face mask in Pittsburgh, you are in the right place.

Request a mask/offer to sew

If you need to request a mask, please visit this form.

If you have masks to donate or for sale as an LGBTQ ally, please complete this form.

Get connected with us on Facebook.

Share your face mask pics, connect with other people, stay in the loop. Donations are NOT required to connect or request a mask.This is a homemade project so we are doing our best to source and distribute masks.

Feel free to contact us with questions or unique needs[email protected]

Where to buy masks – trans & queer friendly vendors

Check out our Face Mask Maker Q&A series on the blog.

Operation Face Mask Pittsburgh

Junkyard Oracle Face Masks (local, trans and queer affirming)

Dragonfly Lake Scents (Erie based, queer owned)

MazeToons Fashion Masks (locally sourced, trans and queer affirming

List via New York Magazine

Very Local Pittsburgh Guide to Masks

HauteButch has masks for sale (queer owned)

Shapeshifters is selling masks and also donating to local orgs in Vermont (trans & queer owned)

Masks By Shane is selling masks and donating to essential workers in Florida (queer owned)

Goblin Girl Designs is a Millvale based source for lots of cool designs.

How to help, volunteer, get involved

Currently, we are distributing 2 masks per person every month.We need these volunteers

  • Pack masks for delivery (in your home.)
  • Drivers to do no-contact deliveries 1x each month. Multiple routes
  • Sewists
  • Create social media content
  • Fundraising
  • Serve as a drop-off for donations
  • Connect us with queer orgs

Email [email protected]

Donate via Paypal http::/paypal.me/Pghlesbian

Donate via Venmo http://venmo.com/Pghlesbian

Donate via Cash App $pghlesbian

Donate via Zelle [email protected]

Thanks to the Elsie Hillman Foundation and Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund. our project is eligible for a 100% match on every donation from $1 to $500. We have set a goal to raise $5000, get the match and then be able to fund our project well into 2021. We need $2400 to reach our goal. If you can donate any amount, here’s the link http://ioby.com/masque

This is a work in progress so please bear with us as we figure out the logistics.

Donations

Where to drop donations

  • Shadyside at Pgh Equality Center M, W, F 3-8 PM. Please do not leave masks outside the door, they will be disposed of by bldg mgmt.
  • Northside porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Beechview porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Lawrenceville porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Monroeville porch drop at private residence – by arrangement

What to donate

  • Facemasks of all shapes, sizes, styles
  • Fabric, tightly knit cotton and silk
  • Elastic, nose pieces, pipe cleaners
  • New tote bags, backpacks from events to use for distribution
  • New brown lunch bags
  • New sandwich sized plastic bags
  • Ask us!
Pittsburgh Facemask Sources
LGBTQ community MasQUing up

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