MASKS ON - Magpies & Peacocks Need Your Help!
Funding the mask and gown-making pipeline
Hello Magpies & Peacocks supporter!
As we fight the COVID19 pandemic Magpies & Peacocks (M&Ps), the nation's only 501(c)3 Non-Profit design House, have been mobilizing, creating and kitting up their maker/sewing network to help supply masks, gowns and coveralls (and whatever necessary) for Houston care givers in the medical and essential services fields, providing additional needed protection where supplies are in high demand. Everyone on the M&Ps team is pitching in on the fundraising efforts. We have already supplied lots of fabrics to other organizations across the city making cotton masks (shout out to all M&Ps donors who've supplied thread, cotton samples, scraps and bolts) and have teamed up with a great pipeline to distribute them to the frontline. In the meantime, Magpies & Peacocks are focussing our attention on a giant pile non woven polypropylene to make our face masks - because, while it maybe be simply horrible for the planet, for now NWP happens to be a moisture resistant filtering hero and therefore much more efficient protection (and three plus years ago we kept a BUNCH of it out of landfill for a day just like today!) and we are taking a bunch of Tyvek material donated to us by our dear friend and architect Nadia P. Lauterbach via her Tyvek donation drive to make gowns and coverall's for the medical community. Finding the highest and best use of material has never been more important than it is right now. Waste as a resource + up-cycling material for good is what we do all year round and why we are an essential resource right now.
At this time, we are asking you our key supporters to donate $10 to help aid in the cost of making EACH mask or gown distributed to those on the front line of the pandemic. Your donation is greatly appreciated and while we ask for a $10 minimum, we are gladly accepting whatever amount you can donate. Let’s make this happen as a community and flatten the curve!