50% OF NET PROCEEDS DONATED TO CHARITY
Dr. Tam announced recently that she now recommends three layers for handmade masks. Just a reminder that my masks have an opening on the inside to insert your own extra layer. A cone-type coffee filter cut to fit, or even a paper towel can work.
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.
Thank you so much to everyone who has ordered masks from me.
So far I have been able to donate a total of
$3,000 shared between these charities:
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