More than 1,300 donated masks were brought to Mankato public safety fire stations as part of Minnesota’s Homemade Mask Week. Masks will be sanitized and repackaged before being distributed to nursing, veterans’ and group homes and homeless shelters.

Donations of masks continue to be accepted at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center (formerly Mankato Civic Center), 1 Civic Center Plaza. View guidelines for homemade face coverings.

Drop off locations:

  • Community members are asked to place PPEs in green Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota dropboxes in front of the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center lobby doors.
  • Businesses or individuals with large deliveries may bring Mondays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 311 or 507-387-8600 to schedule an appointment. Please use Walnut Street to access the event center’s loading dock area. Signage will help direct where to place.

For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.