Mask Challenge Project

Dear friends/supporters,
Tam Ky Project has wrapped up The Masks Challenge Project. We’ve donated over 26,000 masks (including 5,000 of surgical masks and over 21,000 of fabric sewing masks), to over 100 organizations including 62 hospitals, over 30 nursing homes (not all listed) , various groceries stores, police departments, homeless shelters and local temples. We’ve also shipped masks to several hospitals in Texas, Idaho, Colorado and 15 hospitals in New York & New Jersey and remaining are for all hospitals crossed California. (Our fabric masks have a filter pocket).

In addition, we’ve donated over 1,500 faceshields, 3,535 bottles of sanitizers (8 oz and 16 oz) to local hospitals. Thank you to Be Beauty for donating all the sanitizers (total value is over $10,000). Thank you Amy Nitao for connecting & working with them on this.

We also donated 15,000 gloves to hospitals & nursing homes. Thank you to Beauty Zone Christine Nguyen for donating 5,000 gloves, Heather’s mom & friend for donating 7,000 gloves & Nitao Family for donating 3,000 gloves. Beauty Zone also donated 3,000 disposable masks and 7 gallons of rubbing alcohol.

Thank you Stephanie Hoang for donating 7,000 of precut and sewing masks.

Thank you Sapvn Charity for donating 500 precut masks.

Thank you to Mask Project Team Sharon N Nicholas for donating 350 sewn masks.

Thank you to all the hard working volunteers (over 40 people) who had helped us to sew these fabric masks. Some had worked days and nights for several weeks. We could not have done this without their hardwork and dedication. Thank you chị Ngọc Hung Nguyen for coordinating with cô Thủy, chị Sương & others, cô Hương Thuong N. Tran chị Chau MaiXinh Hoang, @Thanh Nhan Nguyen, Heather N. Gordon, Amy Mu, Nikki Dang’s mom and her in-law family, Dr Krystal Hong Quyen Pham & her team, anh Duc Tri for coordinating with Team Chris Cathedral Choir (Hà, Ngọc, Lành, Michelle and their team), Team Long Phuong & Team HTL, Theresa Nguyen & her team, and Amy Nitao and her team, Dr Joanna Su & her volunteers.

Thank you so much to Amy Nitao for leading this masks challenge project and working so hard each day to buy fabric, delivering and distributing to all these volunteers and hospitals and in between, she managed to find time to sew masks as well. She also helped to fundraise $4,500 for this project.

Thank you so much to Theresa Nguyen for working so hard along Amy on this project. Theresa was working tirelessly each day to pick up, deliver & ship to most of these organizations. She turned her house into a distribution center with people dropping off and picking up masks all day.

Both Amy & Theresa have been working tirelessly each day for the last two months! These ladies are just amazing. I can’t thank you enough! I was exhausted just with coordinating these projects from home so kudos to them both for doing all the hard work all day continuously for 2 months!!!

Special thanks to PinkStraws Denise Pham for donating 60 bags of yummy treats to our volunteers.

Last but not least, thank you so much to all donors for your support & generous donation. We couldn’t have done this without your help.


Please see below for the list of all the organizations that we’ve donated to. Many are not listed as we gave to other organizations to deliver for us as well.

Hospitals/Pharmacies/Medical Centers:
1. AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center
2. Anaheim Medical Center
3. Anaheim VA Clinic
4. Bellevue Hospital, New York
5. Bolsa Medical Center
6. Brand New Day Healthcare Center
7. Chapman Global Medical Center
8. CHOC Children’s Hospital
9. Cook’s Children Hospital, Texas
10. CVS – Las Vegas, Nevada
11. DH Methodist Hospital, Sacramento
12. Dallas Medical Center –Texas
13. Dignity Health Mercy Hospitals, Bakersfield
14. Downey Regional Medical Center
15. Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
16. Flushing Hospital MC- ICU – New York
17. Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center
18. Hoag Hospital Irvine
19. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
20. Huntington Beach Hospital
21. Irvine Hospital – Covid Floor
22. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, NY
23. Jacobi Medical Center, NY
24. John Peter Smith Hospital, Texas
25. Kaiser Downey Hospital
26. Kaiser Irvine
27. LA Community Hospital
28. La Jolla Veteran Hospital
29. Lincoln Medical Center, NY
30. Long Beach VA Clinic
31. Long Beach Urgent Care
32. Los Angeles Community Hospital
33. Marshall Foundation for Community Health, Placerville
34. MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach
35. MemorialCare – Rancho MV
36. Metropolitan State Hospital, Norwalk
37. Mission Hospital, MV
38. Mount Sinai – Queens, NY
39. Mount Sinai Beth Israel ER, NY
40. Nephrologists Newport Beach
41. NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn, NY
42. NYP Columbia Hospital, New York
43. NewYork–Presbyterian Queens, NY
44. New York’s Brooklyn VA Campus
45. Oncologist/Hematologist Newport Beach
46. Orange County Global Medical Center
47. Patton State Hospital
48. Porter Care Hospital – Colorado
49. Quest Diagnostic, Garden Grove
50. RWJ Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey
51. Rady Children’s Hospital- San Diego
52. Renown Regional Medical Center – Reno, Nevada
53. Riverside Community Hospital
54. Riverside University Health System
55. St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
56. St. Jude Medical Center
57. Santa Ana VA Clinic
58. Santa Fe Springs VA Clinic
59. South Coast Global Medical Center
60. Torrance Memorial Hospital
61. Healthcare Urgent Care, Compton
62. Veterans Health, San Jose

Nursing Homes/Homeless Shelters:

1. 24-Seven Home Health
2. Atria Senior Living, Irvine
3. Beverly West Healthcare
4. Buena Vista Care Center – Anaheim
5. County of Ventura Human Services
6. Garden Grove Post Acute
7. Garden Park Care Center
8. Heritage Village Anaheim for Seniors
9. Hospice of San Juan Joaquin
10. Interim Healthcare
11. Kindred at Home
12. Lake Forest Nursing Center
13. Los Angeles Hospice
14. Magnolia Crossing Assisted Living Community
15. Mare Island Home Health, Vallejo
16. Mercy House –Bridges Shelter Anaheim
17. Mission Palm Nursing Home
18. Nursing Homes in Boise, Idaho
19. OC Public Health Services
20. OSO Home Care – Irvine
21. Pacific Haven Healthcare Center
22. Palo Alto Retirement Community
23. Palm Terrace Nursing Center
24. Riverside County Department Social Services
25. St. Edna Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center, Santa Ana
26. Town & Country Manor
27. VNA CA Hospice Company
28. West View Health Care Center, Auburn
29. Worldwide Hospice Care
30. Windsor Terrace of West Lake Village

Police Departments/Groceries/Non-profits:
1. Long Beach Police Department
2. Garden Grove Police Department
3. Dollar Tree, HB
4. Stater Bros. Westminster
5. Stater Bros. Lake Forest
6. Smart & Final – Fountain Valley
7. Smart & Final – Trabuco Canyon
8. Green Farm Market
9. Walmart – Foothill Ranch
10. Local temples
11. Project Vietnam
12. Nailing It USA

Thank you so much to Dr. Krystal Hong Quyen Pham and her team for sewing over 1500 fabric masks so far for Tam Ky Project. Since her dental offices are closed during this time, Dr. Krystal has determined to learn how to sew so she can help people during this pandemic. She has turned into an amazing seamstress.

Thank you Krystal & Amy Nitao for donating materials for these masks.

Thank you Amy & Theresa Nguyen for sorting, picking up & distributing these masks.

Tam Ky Project has distributed these masks to several hospitals, seniors center & stores around Orange County as follow:

Mission Palms Healthcare Center
Paramount Home Care, Inc.
Anaheim Medical Center
Garden Grove Hospital
Dollars store (for their staff)

Cám ơn cô nha sĩ dể thương Krystal đã quyết định học may khẩu trang để giúp người trong mùa dịch này. Cô ấy cùng vài người bạn đã may giúp 1000 KT trong 2 tuần qua. Nhóm Tam Kỳ Project đã giao những KT này cho vài viện dưỡng lão và bệnh viện.
Cám ơn Amy Nitao đã tài trợ vải và dụng cụ cần thiết cho những KT này.


Thank you so much to these amazing teams of tailors & seamstresses:

Team 1: Christ Cathedral Choir ( Hà, Ngọc, Lành, Michelle & their team).

Team 2: Long Phuong & Team HTL.

They’ve been working tirelessly and have sewed over 4,000 of fabric masks for Tam Ky Project in the last 2 weeks and they’re still going strong for several more thousands. Thank you so much to chú Trí for coordinating with these teams with drop off & pick up and purchasing materials for us.

Tam Ky Project volunteers Amy Nitao & Theresa Nguyen have distributed all of these masks to local hospitals, seniors centers and groceries stores as follow:

Garden Grove Post Acute
Downey Hospital
Anaheim Hospital
Riverside Community Hospital
CHOC Hospital
Chapman Global Medical Center
South Coast Global Medical Center
Bolsa Medical Center

Seniors Centers:
Garden Park Care Center
Mission Palm Nursing Home
Heritage Village Senior Community
Pacific Heaven Healthcare
St. Edna Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
Buena Vista Care Center

Groceries Stores:
Smart & Final
Green Farm Market
Stater Bros


Tam Ky Project has donated 1,000 fabric masks to the Long Beach Police Officers and their families today. They are so appreciative and want to collaborate with our charity for future community outreach programs.
They have 900 officers there!

Thank you @Tam Nguyen, President of Advance Beauty College – Garden Grove for donating 1000 gloves to LBPOA.

And they posted a thank you on their FB right after we left.

Thank you again to all donors and all who have helped to sew our masks.

Tam Ky Project đã ủng hộ 1,000 KT cho 900 cảnh sát ở thành phố Long Beach, California.


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