Make one. Send 50.

Save #generationcovid

Make one mask for a friend and you could help to send 50. Together you’ll help to save a generation of children at risk because of coronavirus.

A £5 donation could provide a box of 50 surgical masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Download your pattern and get started today.

In three easy steps

Make a mask
Download and print your pattern and guide. Choose your fabrics and then get sewing to save Generation Covid.
Share the post below on social to tell your friends how they can text to donate £5 to Unicef if they want your mask.
Donations could help Unicef to send 50 masks to children to help protect them from the devastation of coronavirus.

How to make a mask

You can download your free pattern here – with a-step-by-step guide of all you need to make your mask.

Other designs are available online. Just remember, however you choose to make your mask, every one you share with a friend could help to send 50 to children who really need them.

Download instructions

Stitch by stitch, you’ll save children’s lives

With every mask you make, you’ll help to protect a friend here, and you could help save up to 50 children at risk from coronavirus across the world. Thank you for being part of our biggest ever response to save a generation.

UNICEF’s Coronavirus Response Strategy is in line with the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO recognises that there are many questions about the use of face masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the community, and that many countries are recommending that people wear them. Wearing a medical mask can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of protection. Other measures such as physical distancing and hand hygiene should be adopted. For more information please refer to WHO.

Text MASK to 70095 to give £5
You will be charged £5, plus one message at your standard network rate. Unicef will receive 100%. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 02032827863. Registered charity number 1072612. Our Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information. See our privacy policy.

Tell your friends

Tell your friends you’re making a mask on social media – and how they can donate £5 to get it.

Together we can save #GenerationCovid

To all our mask makers, thank you! We’d love to see all your wonderful masks, and the faces behind helping us to protect every child in danger. So share every step of your crafting on Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Facebook and everywhere else. Use #GenerationCovid

Donations made to this appeal will go towards funding Unicef’s work to support children affected by coronavirus. A £5 donation could provide a box of 50 surgical masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef’s funding requirements for this appeal, your one off gift will go to our Children’s Emergency Fund.


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