MASKS ON - Magpies & Peacocks Needs Your Help!
Funding the mask-making pipeline
Hello friends, family and colleagues.
As we fight the COVID19 pandemic my friends at 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 (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 (including myself) on the fundraising efforts. The organization has 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 they have teamed up with a great pipeline of partners who will be distributing them to the frontline. In the meantime, Magpies & Peacocks are focussing their attention on a giant pile non woven polypropylene to make their 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 they kept a BUNCH of it out of landfill for a day just like today!)... 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 they do all year round and why they are an essential resource right now.
At this time, I am personally asking you my friends, family and colleagues to donate $10 to help aid in the cost of making EACH mask 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!