Things are changing rapidly, and we are doing everything we can to keep the people we serve and their caregivers safe from COVID-19. Our host home families are in need of face masks. This is an immediate need and we are calling on the community in a way we have not done so in years due to the pandemic affecting our community and country. Mosaic stands alongside people with intellectual disabilities to bring awareness to issues that affect their lives.
Our hope is that some of the amazing people at First Lutheran might be willing to take this on and help. We are looking for several of the congregations we work with to commit to producing a certain number of face masks based on capacity.
Overall, we hope to secure 400 fabric face masks within the next 1-2 weeks. No one person can meet this need, so we ask First Lutheran to be a crucial part of making this happen by considering a commitment to produce 50 masks.
We are looking for adult size masks without a wire nose piece so that they will be easy to launder regularly.
Here is a link to mask patterns we are using across the country:
Sweet Red Poppy (http://ow.ly/zSQp30qrEeq).
I am the point of contact for this project and will coordinate pick-ups/drop-offs of completed masks. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. God bless, and thank you for any help you can provide.
-Emily Plotkin, Mosaic