Masks of Love is thrilled to support Umoja Health, Wellness and Justice Collective with our next mask donation!
Every mask purchased form masksoflovewnc.org will help provide a mask to Umoja during this time.
Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective is a Nonprofit organization that was founded in Asheville NC in 2019 to address trauma, healing and resilience through creating a community of connections. To learn More about Umoja, check out our community outreach pag…
So thankful for the support of our local community that allowed us to donate masks to Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective!
So happy to be able to assist great organizations like the Asheville Sex Worker Outreach Project! There are so many people trying to protect out most vulnerable populations and it gives us hope during these trying times!
So excited to have another great partner in our community! We were able to give some masks to
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
What does Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Community Outreach programs do?
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church's Community Outreach Program is a stronghold in the Walton St area - including Livingtone and Erskine communities -TMBC's Outreach impacts families every other week through distributing food and essential items. They've been a resource like this for the community since 2009. If you have interest in donating money, resources, or time to this outreach effort, contact Director Patricia Flowers at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
This weeks donations went to the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, a part of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. We appreciate what they do for public health and they really appreciated the masks! Www.masksoflove.org #supportlocal #828isgreat #ashevillesmallbusiness #community #solidarity
WNCAP is delighted to be the current Masks of Love - WNC community partner. The folks at Masks of Love have come together to use their skills and talents to help keep WNC residents safe. Every mask they sell goes to help fund donated masks for both individuals and organizations in our community. Make a donation to protect public health today! https://www.masksoflove.org/
In a proof-of-concept study appearing online Aug. 7 in the journal Science Advances, Fischer, Westman and colleagues report that the simple, low-cost technique provided visual proof that face masks are effective in reducing droplet emissions during normal wear.
“We confirmed that when people speak, small droplets get expelled, so disease can be spread by talking, without coughing or sneezing,” Fischer said. “We could also see that some face coverings performed much better than others in blocking expelled particles.”
Notably, the researchers report, the best face coverings were N95 masks without valves – the hospital-grade coverings that are used by front-line health care workers and surgical or polypropylene masks. But hand-made cotton face coverings also provided good coverage, eliminating a substantial amount of the spray from normal speech. Our masks were designed to provide the best safety level below medical grade masks, and fall within the cotton-made face coverings by addressing several safety categories:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope provides food, shelter, and other resources to people in need in WNC. Their staff and volunteers serve the public and some of their guests have medical risks - these masks will go to them.
Thanks for your service - to the Salvation Army, and to staff members like Ronnie Burgess serving behind the scenes.
#masksforall #buyonedonateone #community #grassroots #masksforsale #828isgreat #asheville
To say that teaching now is a little different is the understatement of the year!
With safety colliding with your job, we have learned from our customers that the juggling job teachers are doing now has become all the more challenging with keeping you safe. While we aren't the safety experts, we do have a few tips from some of our frequent customers are in your shoes to keep you sane and make your life a bit easier in your ongoing challenges with COVID-19.
Masks of Love is growing!
We at Masks of Love started this endeavor in order to get as many face masks into WNC as we could in a short time. We did that with the community’s help! We did it with donations of time, money, materials, and skills. Thank you! Those initial efforts put over 6000 masks into our community.
Now we looking to the future. Lot’s of us could use a new way to earn money and it looks like we will be needing masks for quite a while. We decided to continue these community efforts in a more sustainable way.
… (Drum roll please)…
Masks of Love is now offering a “Buy One, Give One” model.
For every citizen mask you buy, we will give away a mask to an essential worker or someone in need in WNC.
Some of our first Masks in this model will go to the:
Buncombe County Schools Migrant Education Program
Masks of Love has also hired a few administrative /logistics people and are currently hiring home sewers. If you are interested in making some extra income sewing from home, here are the basics:
- we are paying $3 per finished Citizen 2 mask
- we need commitments of 50 finished masks per week for 4 weeks
- we care about quality
If this opportunity interests you, send us a message at Masksoflovewnc@gmail.com
We hope you will think of us when shopping for masks for your loved ones. We aim to serve WNC and beyond with a high-quality product.
We love feedback, feel free to drop us a line! We also will put all proceeds from Mindy the Maskmaker logo sales (coupon code: WNC) towards our mask giveaway program or you can donate directly to that effort.
Thanks again for caring about others and the health of WNC!