Westchester Mask Making Campaign

The Ripple Effect

Like many in the Interior Design community we have found ways to contribute to the coronavirus cause by mobilizing local workrooms!   We are assisting in the coordination of a grassroots effort to facilitate the sewing, making and distributing of masks and PPE to local hospitals and health care facilities to help with the critical shortage of N-95 masks and other protective medical gears.

Locally, Morris Mayer, Owner of Plaza Park Interiors in Mamaroneck,  jumped in early on and turned his Interiors workroom into a supply chain for local facilities.  He quickly worked out the logistics, word spread and designers, fabric companies and workrooms are donating fabric, sewing/making of PPE and the distribution of PPE.   

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Amy Interiors
, our primary workroom, is coordinating with Plaza Park Interiors.  Schumacher, Texture Fabrics (Miami)  and Nicole Interiors, (Eastchester) are donating fabric.  Fabric is being shipped and distributed. 

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HOW CAN YOU ASSIST?

- We are looking for 100% cotton fabric.  
- If you can volunteer services: sewing or distribution. Contact Morris Mayer.  His cell # 917-414-9244.  
- If you want to make a financial donation to help these small workrooms with the cost of labor, please donate to compensate for the time and labor of the sewers of these two workrooms!

Any help is greatly appreciated!

(This is not a non-profit we are doing our best to help cover the labor costs of the workrooms involved.)  

These masks are being used to extend the life of the N-95 masks by covering the masks.  They are reusable.  The hospitals are sanitizing and reusing their own supplies.

The net labor cost of each mask is approx. $7.00. 
For example:

Your $50 donation can help make approx 7 masks ($49.00)

$100 = approx. 15 masks 
$200 = approx. 30 masks
$500 = approx. 70 masks


Ripples:  I heard of Morris Mayers efforts on Friday, March 27th,  On Monday, 3/30,  I confirmed a donation of the first 10 yards of fabric to Amy Interiors, and Dwight Amy made his first prototype.  

Within 2 working days, Amy Interiors production was up and running and contributing to the Plaza Park pipeline.  

Last week, Amy Interiors (Eastchester) went from first prototype to producing 48 masks, all of which were donated to Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn where supplies are running critically low.

There are multiple ways funding will assist the workrooms, including SBA loans, but regardless of funding the workrooms are committed to continuing production.  If you can help with the ripple effect by getting the word out, volunteering or making a donation.  All donations will go to sewers and workrooms.   

I’m happy to report that in our first 2 1/2 days of production we have produced and have distributed 300 masks to White Plains Hospital, Open Door, The Osborne in Rye, Lift Me up Westchester, Montefiore, and Volunteers of the Mt Vernon soup kitchen.

We are slated to deliver next week to Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, St. Joe’s Hospital in NJ, an oncology Dept at a hospital in the Detroit Michigan area and others as well.

Other ways the design community has mobilized:  
1. The 200 Lex Community Gives Back
2.  The medical community needs mask and Designers are stepping up to make them 

Help in any form and shape counts! Please spread the word!

Donations ()

  • Pamela Johnson 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Karen Schneider 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Lisa Smith 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Susan Camargo 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Patricia OShaughnessy 
Organizer
Yonkers, NY
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