Donating to Support COVID-19 Efforts

Middlesex Health is overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of support we've received.

Thank you for your generosity as we work to keep our community as safe and healthy as possible!

Emergency Response Fund

Due to increased demands on our health system and our community's generous desire to help, we have created an Emergency Response Fund.


Grateful nurse in surgical mask.

Cloth Masks

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our community, we have distributed all of our fabric for masks!

We hope to have more fabric soon. Please wait to make more masks until you can get fabric from Middlesex. Thank you for your generosity and patience!

Due to the incredible generosity of our community, we have distributed all of our mask making materials at this time. We hope to have a new supply of fabric soon. If you would like to be put on our "waitlist" please fill out the "Fabric Request Waitlist" form below.

As is the case for many items, fabric is currently in short supply. If we are able to get more, we will contact those on our waitlist in the order that requests were received. If you do not hear from us, it means that we were unable to obtain more fabric. 

Join the Fabric Request Waitlist

Thank you for your incredible work and your patience!

If you already ordered fabric, your custom package will be set out for you on the porch of the Community Relations building at 55 Crescent St., Middletown, CT (across from the Emergency Department entrance at Middlesex Hospital). Please look for the bag with your name on it.

If you cannot travel to Middletown or have questions, please call us at 860-358-6200 or email us at

Making Surgical Mask Covers ("Pocket Masks")

Please click the button below to download step-by-step instructions, with photos, for how to make the surgical mask covers. This document also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Download Guidelines & Sewing Instructions

Other Mask Patterns

We are currently only asking for the Surgical Mask Covers. However, if you have made other fabric masks, we are still happy to accept them. Thank you!

Pickup & Delivery 
  • The primary fabric pickup and mask drop-off location is the Community Relations building at 55 Crescent St., Middletown, CT (across the street from the Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department entrance). If you are unable to travel to Middletown, please reach out to us.
  • In the "Request Fabric" form, you can indicate your preferred pickup time. See the form for more details. You can drop masks off on the Community Relations building porch anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Please remember that all masks must be dropped off in sealable plastic bags (i.e., Ziploc). There can be multiple masks in each bag, but please make a note of the number of masks in the bag.
Other Mask Patterns

We are currently only asking for the Surgical Mask Covers. However, if you have made other fabric masks, we are still happy to accept them. 

Contact Community Relations

You can call us at 860-358-6200 or email us at if you have any questions or concerns.

N95 Masks, Surgical Masks & Gloves 

Middlesex Health is also grateful for donations of other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), or the items health care providers wear to protect them while caring for patients.

All items must be in original, unopened packaging.

We are currently accepting:

  • N95 respirators/masks
  • Disposable face masks/surgical masks
  • Disposable nitrile gloves

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to arrange a drop-off of supplies, please call 860-358-6200 or email


Send a Photo Message!

Hearts for health care workers.

Many people have asked how they can get messages of support to our health care workers. Send us a photo with your message of encouragement, and we'll make sure our staff sees it!

Please include your first name and town, and email your picture to

Thank you!

Please be aware that we may share these wonderful photos on our website or social media, as well as with our staff.