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Over 500 reusable masks made for our UC whānau

Over 500 reusable face masks made, and counting!

Over the past three weeks, the Student Volunteer Army and the UC Sustainability Office have worked with over 100 incredible staff and student volunteers to make reusable face masks accessible for our UC community.

From donations of time, materials and sewing machines to mahi from students in CHCH101, and even a guest visit from VC Professor Cheryl de la Rey – we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received for this project.

The masks have been distributed to the support service teams on campus. If you’re in need of a mask and haven’t yet received one please contact Student Care.

The formal organised mask making workshops are coming to an end this week. However, if you’d like to still contribute to this project we’d love support with making masks from home – all materials provided! If you’re able to make some masks at home please contact the Sustainability Office on sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz.

Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa – working together as one for the well-being of everyone.

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Mask Making Workshops – Volunteers Needed!

The Student Volunteer Army and the UC Sustainability Office have teamed up to run a series of reusable face mask workshops on campus – and they need your help to make as many face masks as possible for our UC community!

The next workshop is planned for Monday 7 September, with afternoon and early evening volunteer shifts available. To learn more and to register for a workshop, follow this link here.

If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to contribute by donating materials or making masks at home (all fabric supplied) please contact Chloe on chloe.wium@canterbury.ac.nz

Sewing experience for these workshops are not required (but is of course, welcomed). We have plenty of tasks like cutting, pinning and ironing for the non-sewers out there!

Come along to a workshop and make a mask for your fellow students, plus take one home for yourself!

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Looking for a fun craft activity this weekend?

DIY face coverings seem to be the most fun way to get your craft on at the moment, and since they’re going to be mandatory for anyone using public transport under Alert Level 2, we’ve compiled a few of our favourite how-to guides:

Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial for beginners

This tutorial promises to show you ‘How to view the VERY BEST Fitted Fabric Face Mask with Filter Pocket and Nose Support 

This one is great for anyone with a beard!

For all this and more, check out this list of unisex face covering tutorials>

UPDATE – If you’re keen for a more collaborative project, the UC Sustainability Office and SVA have now started reusable face mask workshops! You can sign up to register as a volunteer at next week’s workshops using the link here

Sewing experience is not required, but we welcome your enthusiasm and donations of fabric, thread and sewing machines!