50% OF NET PROCEEDS DONATED TO CHARITY
I've decided to close up shop. I have sewn well over 1800 masks. A few hundred of those, I gave away. Many of those recipients donated the value of the mask (or more) to various charities. Of those I sold I donated more than 50% — almost $6,000 — of my profit to charities in the communities in which my customers live (see list below). This couldn't have happened without you!
I am very grateful to live where I live, and to have been able to do something that felt positive, and hopefully helped others. It was lovely to meet some of you from a distance, and I thank you all for your kindness!
So, thank you. Stay well!
Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered masks from me.
These are the charities you helped support:
The Ottawa Food Bank
Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation
West Carleton Food Access Centre
The Otttawa Mission
The Hunger Stop, Carleton Place
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Home Hospice North Lanark
Interval House Carleton Place
The Mustard Seed
(a Food Bank and Food Security Distribution Centre in Victoria BC.)
Home Hospice North Lanark Hike for Hospice
Kanata Food Cupboard
Mississippi Mills Youth Centre
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Vandalized Public Art, Almonte
The Salvation Army
Carebridge Community Resource (Almonte)
West Carleton Food Access Centre (again)
Stittsville Food Bank
All masks now have a third layer of non-woven material.
It looks like we'll be asked to wear facemasks for a while yet. One of the reasons I started this endeavour is because I want to encourage people to use washable masks rather than single-use masks. Just think of all the masks we can help keep out of landfills!
Also, I hope people will choose masks that are made locally, rather than mass-produced overseas. While some of the fabrics I use may be milled outside Canada, I buy 99% of my fabrics and other supplies from local retailers.
I donate 50% of my profit to a number of carefully chosen charities. Scroll down for details.
Let kindness be your default position.
Ottawa Public Health has developed an excellent resource for guidance on the wearing of fabric masks. Click on the button below.