We need your help donating supplies for workers in need:

Fabric Cutters & Sewers

The Bowfish community has really stepped up and donated but to meet the demands of so many healthcare workers, healthcare facilities, and essential workers in our community we need more supplies. Specifically fabric cutters. Please watch the video below on how you can contribute to this project. Also, if you can sew let us know! Please reach out to if sewing is a skill you'd be willing to donate. We will share how to receive supplies and make the masks.

If you would like to donate supplies or have any questions please send us an email to:

Our Operation

COLLECT. We collect supplies needed for making these masks and distribute to our sewers. Anyone in our community can drop-off the following: Tightly woven fabrics, elastics or hair ties. We are also asking those in our community to help cut fabric for our sewers. You can see how to cut fabric in the video above.

. We've joined forces with members of our community to pump out as many face masks as possible for healthcare + essential workers in our area. If you can sew and want to join our team please let us know!

DISTRIBUTE. We are getting these masks to those in our community who are on the front lines of this crisis. 

800 Masks So Far! Wow!

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to use all the amazing connections I've made within the local Ocean City, New Jersey community and beyond to help the healthcare and essential workers who are risking so much. So, with my background in fashion design and construction, I thought the best way I could help was to start making face masks. It quickly became apparent that the need was so great that I had to enlist a team of sewers to keep up. As of the second week in April, our little team has created over 984 masks for hospitals, healthcare and essential workers, like the Ocean City Police Department. Unfortunately, it looks as if our work will not be slowing down anytime soon, so if you want to join in the effort, please email us at we can use all the help we can get.

I also want to mention how lucky I feel to be apart of a community that is so giving and willing to help one another. I feel so proud to have been able to organize this but know without all of the names listed, none of this could have come to fruition.
xox Caitlin

Our Team


They say it takes a village...and they weren't joking!

NameQty produced
Lorraine H.90
Lora S.76
Jill D.75
Kathy Ge.92
Lauren D.10
Megan D.30
Diane B.15
Bowfish Kids255
Sister Sue's Closet46
Cathy Gr.66
Barbara M5
Sue S. 40 

Our Donors

We had so many people say that they felt like they couldn't contribute because they could not sew, however without the donations and effort of cutting fabric.. there would be nothing for us to sew. So we THANK YOU!

Sue M.Hairties
Brooke S.Elastic
Anna S.Cut Fabric
Sammi DCut Fabric, Vaccumm Bags, Fabric
Carrie + TorrieCut Fabric
JayneCut Fabric
LorettaCut Fabric
Christine Q.Fabric, elastic, thread
Goodie Hairtie Co.Hairties
Francesca P.Hairties
Sue M.Hairties
Ashley C.Fabric
Bungalow BowlsCut Fabric
Rachel Hale DesignsFabric
Donna QCut Fabric, Fabric
Palma c.Fabric

Mask Request Form

We'd love to help you get some reusable cotton face masks.

Please note we are only taking requests for healthcare workers, healthcare facilities, or essential workers. These masks were made by members of our community for our community and are NOT FOR SALE. Our goal at Bowfish is to help our community get these mask to as many people on the FRONT LINES as possible. If that includes you please fill out the request form below. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO COVER THE COST OF SHIPPING THESE MASKS.

We're really sorry!
With over 100 submissions in one day, we've had to pause accepting any additional requests for masks until we can catch up. Please check back next week!
Stay safe + healthy.
xox Bowfish

Who we've helped.

If you'd like to receive these free cotton masks, simply fill out the request a mask form. Thanks!

Facility or Organization Qty
The Shores at Wesley Mannor245
Grace Health Services60
Cape Regional105
Atlanticare EMTs30
Spectrum Rehab + Fitness20
Compassionate Care Hospice20
Atlanticare Midwives12
OCNJ Essential Workers150
The Health Center Galloway10
Jefferson Kennedy Hospital10
South Jersey Family Medical Center10
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia80
Hope Cancer Center10
Thomas Jefferson Hospital10
Shore Medical Center30
Rehab Hospital10
Wallgreens Pharmacy 5
Hospital of University of Penn10
Tracy Currie Homecare RN10
Einstein Medical Center ER10
Bayada At Inspira Hospice30
Johns Hopkins40
Virtua Surgical Group20
Mountainside Children's Long Term Care30
Ivy Pediatrics20
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