In an effort to offer something that could truly be of use, we bought a sewing machine and a bunch of fun fabrics and decided to Youtube it and learn how to make face masks. We researched and found numerous sewing patterns and guidelines. These masks are good enough and better than nothing. These can also wear be worn over a more industrial mask that cannot be washed, as these are made of tight knit cotton and definitely can be washed.
As we all know , face masks have become a scarcity and people who truly need them, are not able to find them, leaving themselves vulnerable. We took to social media with our offer to send "makeshift" masks to anyone who is in need. We were shocked at the number of people eager to receive one or many.
We are not selling them. We are happy to send them to anyone who requests them. We have had numerous friends ask how, where and when can they donate some money to help us produce more. With the overwhelming response, we decided we better set up a way to supplement the cost to make the masks. So here we are! We are asking people to pay only for the shipping cost to send the masks. We are fronting the cost of the materials used thus far, but if demand continues, this will turn into a costly venture. And like most of you, our financial future is unknown. So, we will take whatever donations are made here and put them towards the cost of materials.
We are praying this pandemic can be slowed down, and know that it can if we all follow the simple guidelines! If we raise more money than is needed for supplies etc. we will find a charity or organization that is in need of funds, and very happily make a donation.
Thank you all for your encouragement, your support, your kind words and your diligence in this worldwide epidemic that connects each and every one of us to one another. If you have suggestions or have questions, feel free to contact us.
Wishing you all good health and hope that you can take this time to hunker down with loved ones and truly appreciate our blessings.
Wash your hands, wear your masks (if necessary) and stay healthy!
With much love,
Kelly & Manos Phoundoulakis
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