AUSTIN, Texas - Austin's Couch Potatoes has now stopped all furniture production and has shifted to creating masks and gowns for those in need during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It's now looking for volunteers to help them from home in the local Austin area.
The company is offering an at-home sewing kit for those interested in helping. Volunteers must have a functional sewing machine with thread.
The goal is to create 1,500 masks and 6,000 gowns a day with a team of volunteers.
Austin's Couch Potatoes says it's quickly running out of supplies so if you can't volunteer it's set up a GoFundMe.
For those who sign up to help from their homes, Austin's Couch Potatoes says that a trained volunteer will drop off the sewing kit with materials. There'll be an instructional video digital link that will explain the sewing mask process.
The company says the goal is for each volunteer to sew 50 at home and Austin's Couch Potatoes will arrange pick-up and sanitation once the masks are made.
You can get more details from Austin's Couch Potatoes website as well by click on the links below:
- I need masks
- I want to donate supplies for making masks
- I want to volunteer sewing at home
- I want to help coordinate volunteers
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