Last of the free face mask donations to a community group took place recently. Food Bank will get the final lot

News 100 yellowBy Staff

August 30th, 2020



Beth Martin Snook, the mother of two who Created Burlington Caremongers – renamed it Burlington Together and went on to attract 8000 people who became part of a group that worked well together.

She decided to share some group stats. By working together, donating, and connecting this group has been able to do amazing things! Cannot wait to see what we can do together in the future.

Beth martin Snook graphic

Impressive stats – no matter how you look at them.

The people who took part in what started out as a Gazette initiative and soon grew to the point where a team of about 30 people got involved in the cutting of cloth to be made into masks, then making the masks , then preparing them for delivery to various community groups including two city Councillors.

Masks to Fri.NiteCommFood Bag croppedConnie Price, right and Penny Hersh, left with Lisa Lunski do the handover of the last batch of the more than 3,000 masks that were made.

What was particularly interesting was the way in which the design and fabrication of the masks changed as new people got involved and added their skill sets and experience.

Jan at sewing machine

Jan Mowbray at her bias binding-making machine stitching together the ties used in early versions of the face masks. City Councillor Shawna Stolte with her daughter wearing masks from the Gazette initiative.

Shawna and daughter

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