Sip and Puff Mask Build-a-thon

August 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Build a mask to help a person with a disability access their sip and puff devices while staying COVID safe!

Masks produced during this event will be supplied to inpatients and outpatients of the Shepherd Center. The Shepherd Center will also coordinate the COVID safe distribution of Sip and Puff masks created in the Atlanta, Georgia area. For those producing masks in other areas in the United States and Canada hosts will review how to supply masks to sip and puff users in your area.

Following registration, participants are emailed the Zoom invitation for virtual participation 2 days before and the day of the event. Also included in the email there will be instructions for production, and information regarding supplying masks to sip and puff users following production.

Register today

Purchase the Following Before the Event Aug 5:

Pre-made mask: fabric, NK95, N95 or surgical mask

Grommet Tool Kit: Grommet kit set includes a hole cutter, a matched mandrel, and 100 sets of grommets eyelets (each set includes 1 eyelet and 1 washer), and a storage box; Eyelets size: 2/5” (10 mm) internal hole diameter.

Silicone Grommets : Silicone Straw Hole Grommets with Attached Plugs; Fits a 10mm hole; Reduces a 10mm hole to an 8mm internal hole diameter.

Tools to have on hand:



Durable and flat surface

Eraser or similar handheld firm but yielding surface

Makers Making Change and the Shepherd Center are pleased to have you join us to provide assistive devices to people with disabilities in your community!