Due to the ongoing pandemic, many communities are requiring the use of masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We connected with Community Managers across the US to highlight businesses that are making it easier to stay safe while supporting local.
Some of these folks are traditional designers who have pivoted to offer masks for their communities, some are giving back to first responders who are in dire need of PPE, and some are our food and beverage industry friends offering masks to keep their guests safe. We are excited to highlight a few heartwarming stories. Follow our collection featuring these businesses or create your own collection of makers in your community selling masks.
Masks on Yelp:
These local shops have taken to selling masks. Find their hours and more on their Yelp page, and follow our collection featuring these businesses here.
Various makers have given back to their communities with the production of masks. It is beautiful.
Boston: @Willhelmseam: Since April, Jason Jammallo, owner of Wilhelm Seam – a small batch leather goods company – stopped production of his goods and printed over 300 face shields and 250 ear savers for Boston area medical professionals and first responders.
Miami: @MarthofMiami: At the end of March, Martha of Miami – a small Tiendecita selling Miami inspired merchandise – began selling masks on her site with the ability to donate each purchase to essential workers. Since this initiative began, she has donated over 2,500 masks. Recently, she was able to donate $5,076 to the @jacksonhealthfoundation from the sale of masks alone.
Nashville: @NashvilleTN: After the tornado hit the city in March, Nashville TN donated 100% of their profits from their “I believe in Nashville” shirts to the city totaling $550,000. Then the pandemic hit the community, which led the owners to donate 25,000 masks, as well as 4,500 for essential workers. You can purchase the masks online in partnership with @IBelieveInNasvhillehere.
A note to our communities:
Please stay safe, wear your masks and support local in any way you feel comfortable. We will get through this together. ♥️