Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is welcoming donated fabric masks from the community in order to continue serving people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies have been exhausted. Fabric masks can be washed and used repeatedly as needed, and scarce disposable masks can be sent to doctors and nurses at hospitals who are on the front line fighting this illness.
Why We Need Masks
Catholic Charities is committed to our mission as people of faith helping people in need during this pandemic, while adhering to guidelines and recommendations from the City of Houston and the CDC.
Our “drive-thru” food distribution sites in Houston, Fort Bend and Galveston are serving an average of 500 families per day. The masks are needed to protect our staff and volunteers while they continue distributing food. Masks will also be donated to clients — many are seniors or people with underlying health conditions and are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus — to help protect themselves when they must interact with the public. The CDC is also considering recommending the general public wear face coverings in public.
How to Donate
Your gift to the Pandemic Response Fund will be put to immediate use and give Catholic Charities the flexibility to meet whatever needs arise from this crisis. If you don’t have the skills or resources to create masks, please consider making a gift to help vulnerable families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Create Fabric Masks
How to make a Face Mask w/Elastic – PDF
How to make a Face Mask w/Ties – PDF
Where to Drop Off Masks
Masks can be dropped off at our Central Houston office, the Mamie George Community Center in Richmond, or the Beacon of Hope Center in Galveston Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Central Office – Houston
2900 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77006 | MAP
Mamie George Community Center (Fort Bend)
1111 Collins Road, Richmond, Texas 77469 | MAP
Beacon of Hope Center (Galveston)
4700 Broadway, Suite F-103, Galveston, Texas 77551 | MAP
Catholic Charities COVID Assistance Line: 713.874.6521
If you were impacted by COVID-19 and need emergency assistance, please call us at our intake line.
For additional resources and updates, visit our Coronavirus Information page.