Mask Up Volunteer Initiative

Mask Up

Knowing the CDC recommendation to wear a face mask in settings where staying six feet away from others is difficult, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties (UWJWC) and The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) have set a goal to distribute 2,000 face masks to our community.


Mask Up is a collaborative program focused on providing face masks to those who are in desperate need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thanks to a generous gift from a donor through the Heartland-Mitzvah (the modern Hebrew term for an individual act of human kindness) fund, housed at the CFJC, United Way has purchased supplies and prepared kits for volunteers to assemble face masks. Kits include cut fabric, elastic strips, instructions, and a pattern for the assembly of either 10, 20 or 30 masks. Volunteers will supply their own thread, scissors, pins, sewing machine and other sewing equipment.



United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

will distribute the completed masks to service organizations, hospitals

and community members which are in need of masks.

To comply with social distancing and safety recommendations,

interested volunteers are asked to call

United Way at 319-338-7823 to arrange a time to pick up their mask kit.

To volunteer, click HERE.