Your generous donations help provide masks to those most in need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and provide employment to those suffering the economic fall out.
A Zero Waste Culture is a non-profit organization focused on how each of us can live more sustainably to help mitigate climate change and address inequity, even at times like these.
Sew-A-Mask has a team of dedicated volunteers, as well as women suffering from the economic hardships caused by Covid-19 unemployment, working to satisfy the unmet, urgent community need for face masks - especially for marginalized black and hispanic neighborhoods where people are suffering even more from Coronavirus.
We are repurposing donated 100% cotton fabric to provide sustainable two layer cotton face masks -which an opening for a filter-, which can be washed and reused multiple times. Just as we start our fourth month of production, Sew-A-Mask can sustainably create over 1,000 masks per week!
Our Wonder Women are working tirelessly, in a concentrated effort, learning entrepreneurial skills and sustainable practices for now and the future, while helping tackle a pandemic and climate change. Our goal is to keep paying our mask makers as we add more unemployed women to our Sew-A-Mask program to help them make ends meet.
We are working in conjunction with many local nonprofits, including:
- Third Wave Volunteers
- LEAP for Ladies
- La Casita
- Key Biscayne Community Foundation
We guarantee that our masks are donated directly to the most vulnerable, at-risk communities throughout Miami-Dade County, beginning with Allapattah, Little Haiti, Liberty City and Homestead. Over the three months since we started our Sew-A-Mask campaign, we have donated a little over 2,800 sustainable reusable masks to communites in need in the Miami Dade area and other (Homestead Correctional Institution for Women, Navajo Community Minesota, Caravana de Ayuda Oliver Strong Foundation for farm workers in Homestead, Ti Ayiti Notre Dame little Haiti food drive, and many other).
Funds from this GoFundMe campaign will be used to pay unemployed women in need, who are working tirelessly sewing face masks, as well as to purchase the necessary supplies, such as elastics, ribbons, and nose strips, and to cover related expenses.
Thank you for your support. Together, we can ensure masks for everyone.