We’re making, donating face masks
April 06, 2020
At MacKenzie-Childs, we’re known for our handmade creations and our love of community. That’s why, amid the COVID-19 crisis, we have pledged to make up to 500 hand-sewn masks a week and donate them to first responders in and around Aurora, New York. Donations are being made to Cayuga County troopers, EMTs, community volunteers, caregivers, and nursing homes.
This effort, which involves five seamstresses who are using materials on-hand, was inspired by our drive to provide face masks and protection for employees who are working in our logistics facilities and warehouses. Once we saw the need in our community, we decided to increase our output and plan to deliver 500 face masks a week to the community for the foreseeable future.
“We can see and feel the impact of COVID-19 within our community here in New York,” says John Ling, our CEO. “We would like to help alleviate some of the stress and strain that our front-line workers are encountering daily by donating these reusable face masks. We at MacKenzie-Childs are incredibly thankful for all the work that they are doing to keep us safe during this time and it’s our commitment to give back to them as much as we can.”
The masks are not intended to be medical-grade but can be washed and reused. They are being produced to fulfill the need in our local community and will not be for sale on our website.
You can learn more about our mask-making efforts, by clicking on these links: