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Thank you Angels Wear Gowns Volunteer!

You’re now part of a Michigan community of volunteers protecting our frontline heroes in need of hospital-approved isolation gowns. Since early April we have delivered thousands of gowns to metro Detroit hospitals.

With your help, we’ll deliver thousands more until these gowns are no longer needed. We are awed and inspired by your generous heart and hands. Without you, then who? THANK YOU for responding to this critical PPE shortage by saying yes to this work.

Please read this page carefully PRIOR to making your gowns.

Instructional Video

Step 1: Please watch Robyn Staebler’s step-by-step process before you proceed.

Note: Your initial cut should be
8 feet!

Volunteer Instructions

How to Make PPE Gowns

CAUTION! DO NOT PROCEED WITH YOUR VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT IF:

- You are experiencing ANY COVID-19 symptoms
- You were instructed to self-isolate for any reason related to COVID-19
- You have or had COVID-19
- You have been in physical contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms


If any of these apply to you, you cannot proceed. Please contact us if you still wish to be involved, we can discuss other ways you can help.
Thank you for your commitment and cooperation!

STEP 2: What You’ll Need

Angels Wear Gowns will provide:
- 10x100 4-mil Plastic Roll
- Gown Template
- Heavy-duty Black Duct Tape

You will need to have:
- XL table (or tables pushed together)
- Scissors
- Binderclips, chip clips, or clothespins
- Permanent marker
- A mask for each household volunteer

STEP 3: Prepare a Sanitized Work Space

Please use EXTREMELY safe hygiene while handling all materials and throughout the entire process.
Disinfect all of the following:
- The box containing the plastic roll
- Your hands
- All surfaces and tools the materials will touch

STEP 4: Once you finish a gown

- Roll it up immediately
- Tie the gown with plastic strips from the excess
- Place the gown into a clean plastic bag
- Store in a clean space.
NOTE: Each hospital also has their own protocol to sanitize donated items once received. Many CLEAN and WASHED hands make light work!

STEP 4: After You Complete Your Gowns

Please contact your lead organizer who will coordinate a gown dropoff either at a designated spot or directly to a requesting facility.

We aim to maximize efficiency and to minimize contacts. We appreciate your patience as we respond to rapidly changing needs and multiple hospital requests daily.

STEP 5: Last, but not least...

Please take photos and tag #AngelsWearGowns! This will inspire and encourage your fellow volunteers in other communities as well to spread hope and love in our small corner of this world!

Receive a request for gowns?

Sometimes individual staff members request gowns, but the hospital may not allow them. Please share these requests with your volunteer contact so s/he can get hospital approval.

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Have MOre Questions?
 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, contact your volunteer lead directly.

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Want to help in other ways?

We desperately need financial donations and in-kind donations of supplies, so please contact your networks to help.

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