This is our friend Jill. Jill is a Physicians Assistant at a local hospital. Back when we weren't social distancing, I hand delivered Jill an Essential Handlebar Bag to her to gift to her friend Hannah. When we sent out our latest newsletter asking "How Can We Help", Jill immediately replied saying:
I can help answer that question! Consider sewing masks for healthcare workers and mobilizing your friends who sew to do so too!
And so, I quickly sprung into action, reaching out to my network to see what could be done. I am honored to be part of a network of women small business owners who have all quickly moved into action.
Starting today, äventyr will begin making masks to be used by the local medical community, for as long as they are needed.
Today I am picking up our first kits from my friend Maggie at Ethel Studio. Maggie has generously offered to provide not only the kit, but has sent me a video for making the masks, and has elastic for the mask straps (which we found out is in short supply).
äventyr is honored to have people like Jill in the äventyr family. Jill and I will remain in close communication as to how äventyr can continue to assist needs in the medical community.
There are too many links to list in how people are helping with masks, but if you are interested, this may be the most helpful one (as of today):
Keep your eye on We Are Threaded for a centralized list of information from their amazing network.
If you are interested in getting involved and need fabrics locally, please check in with local stores like Lakes Makerie.
And of course, if you have any questions, or just want to connect to a human ~ feel free to reach out to me.
Stay healthy, calm, positive, and kind everyone! ~DeAnn