Sew to Support

Thank you for volunteering for Sew to Support with MN Opera.  It is with your help that we will deliver thousands of cotton face masks to backline healthcare workers, senior living facilities, veterinary clinics, blood banks, and other community organizations in need. Below you will find all the information you need to participate including step by step instructions on mask making and where to take them when they are complete.

Please note that this opportunity is to make homemade cotton face masks, not N95 compliant masks. Although we will take any masks you have and distribute accordingly.


Once you have completed your masks you may drop them off at the MN Opera Center. If you are able, when dropping off your masks, please put them in plastic bags and pack them flat.  The drop site has a mail slot-sized opening, so grocery bags or larger bundles will not fit!


Minnesota Opera Center

The dedicated MN Opera scene and costume shop staff are working smartly to keep the VIRTUAL sewing circles going and assuring all processes are safe.

MN Opera Center

620 North First Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401

*Please place your masks in the receptacle located in front of the opera center. Masks will be picked up and delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Community Partner Organizations

Masks Needed:

There are several community organizations we are working with and will deliver finished masks as they need, or you may drop off your completed masks to them directly in some places. Please review their policies and drop off instructions on their websites or contact them directly for more information.


The Waters Senior Living Communities


University of MN, Dept. of Pediatric Ophthalmology


Mask Request Fulfilled:


Gehrman Animal Hospital

Children’s Minnesota*

Department of Hematology / Oncology


Memorial Blood Centers

Minnehaha Senior Living

For more information or specific questions on participating in the Sew to Support volunteer program, please contact Julia Gallagher.

If you have friends or family interested in volunteering, please have them sign up directly by clicking the button below and copying the link to forward on. MN Opera engages volunteers for many different activities throughout the season. It is necessary for us to have the contact information for all our volunteers so that we may recognize and communicate with them directly.


Please note: You only need to sign up once.

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