We are volunteers that are making quality cloth face masks for healthcare facilities & social service organizations in Illinois. We have distributed 100,000 free cloth masks to over 200 facilities in the past year, and we are still sewing strong!  With the delta variant putting a new strain on our communities, we are continuing to distribute masks, and we need your help! 


Whether you’re an experienced sewer or not, many hands make light work. We’d love to have you!


Please consider making a donation to support our efforts! Every little bit makes a huge difference!

Featured Update

September 1st, 2021

We have reached an amazing milestone – over 100,000 masks distributed across Illinois! Thank you to all of our volunteers who have made this possible. 

As the delta variant continues to put strain on our communities, our work is needed again to help families and community members who have to decide between buying masks and buying milk.  

Some of Our Volunteers’ Amazing Masks!

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Every volunteer with MasksNowIL makes a difference, helping to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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MasksNowIL is a grassroots non profit organization, and an initiative of The Blair Project. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, @MasksNowIL. For questions, please contact Emma Davenport:


Call Us: 847.496.0390