Mask Giveaways - A Covid-19 Response Project

Do you sew? We need your help! We know the impacts of Covid-19 are hitting black, brown, and poor communities the hardest. We’re aiming to get 500 masks made within the next few weeks to give away within these communities.


Please join us by either sewing masks, donating masks, or donating money to purchase masks. 


Can you help us reach our goal?

For more information and to get involved, contact Lorrie at or call the TimeBank office at 608-663-0400.

mask giveaway for Truthsgiving

  • Posted on: 25 November 2020
  • By: Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer

Join us as we celebrate Truthsgiving and do a mask giveaway.

There are many colonial mythologies about Indigenous Peoples and the founding of the US and Canada. Thanksgiving is one of them, however, in the words of Wamsutta Frank James, Wampanoag, “the Pilgrims had hardly explored the shores of Cape Cod four days before they had robbed the graves of my ancestors, and stolen their corn, wheat, and beans.” The truth is that real history has been whitewashed and that Thanksgiving perpetuates white supremacy and romanticized notions about Indigenous Peoples. To celebrate the current Thanksgiving mythology is to celebrate the theft of land through ethnic cleansing and enslavement. It is a lie that overlooks the genocide of Native American Indigenous Peoples and the enslavement of African Indigenous Peoples in order for settler-vigilantes and colonial militias to steal land and labor--the legacy of which is still felt today.

The Madison contribution to this effort is a Mask Giveaway at Woodman's West from 1 to 2 pm  November 25th. Questions? Write us at

Mask update and give away information

  • Posted on: 26 May 2020
  • By: Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer

Hi all. To date we've received 170 masks with another 75 being dropped off tomorrow. We also received a donation of $300 to go towards mask making efforts.

Our Restorative Justice Team will be heading out this Saturday and will be handing out masks and information on Covid-19 at Woodmans West from 1-2pm. We will continue to hand out masks at local grocery stores over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for locations and times.

We know the impacts of Covid-19 continue to hit Black, Brown, and poor people the hardest. We are looking forward to getting masks to these communities starting this weekend. Thank you to the timebank members and community members who continue to sew masks and give to this project. We appreciate your support.