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

March 1st, 2022

We have been gifted a generous donation of 8 pallets of masks from BUCK MASON USA – a total of over 100,000 cloth masks!  As of today, we have distributed 45,000 of these masks and are looking for homes for the others, and for people to sponsor shipping.  Please visit our DONATE tab to help get these masks out!

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