Masks Made by Members in Hammond-IN

May 4, 2020

MAY 4, 2020:  Members are answering the "15 Mask Challenge!" Three members from St. Joseph Court 513 of Hammond, Indiana made over 200 masks! Those who didn't sew, like Court 513 Secretary Rita, donated fabric. Pictured l-r: Theresa and daughter Marissa made approximately 65 masks and Court 513 President Donna made over 150 masks that were donated to various hospitals.

15-Day, 15 Mask Challenge

In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, April 19 through April 25,  National Catholic Society of Foresters (NCSF) put out a challenge to its members, Courts, and Impact Teams. It is called the “15-Day, 15 Mask Challenge” to donate to people in need. NCSF asked members who sew to make at least 15 masks. If you don’t sew, they could team up and volunteer to help cut fabric or donate materials. There is also a no sew version of a mask.

With many states requiring everyone to wear masks to keep people safe, the need for them has become much greater. If you have done any activities to support your community during this time, Let Us Know!

Did you make a financial donation to your parish or food bank? Did you make thank you cards for those on the front lines? Did you deliver groceries or words of support to a neighbor? We want to know!

Send your philanthropic support information and pictures to We will share your stories, pictures, or videos on social media or in our magazine. We would love for everyone to see what you are doing!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the coronavirus. Need help on where to start? Visit this CDC webpage for sew and no sew face mask directions.

May we stay connected like never before!