Week Three Updates

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much”

Helen Keller

We are so proud of our masketeers and their hard work. Here are a few updates from week 3.

  • In April, the Chester County Maesketeers sewed 2,469 masks that were distributed to 25 essential county departments and local organizations. 
  • In May (aka 1 day!), our group dropped off 425 masks. In total, in just three weeks, our incredible volunteers have sewn a total of 2,894 masks! 
  • We’d like to thank: Holly Sokira-Smith, Co-Leader of GIrl Scout Brownie Troop 4348 (8 to 9-year-olds) & her niece Gwen (10) from Scout Troop 2168 of Central MD for 62 Masks and Day for Girls Wayne.
  • Press Mentions: Mayor Herrin’s Borough Briefs and Town Lively
  • The group has also started collecting crocheted and 3d-printed ear protectors. 
  • There are now 10 drop-off sites across the county, including 5 police stations.
  • We now have a core group of 20 volunteers, picking up masks from certain sites and dropping masks off to pre-determined locations, managing volunteers, picking up and dropping off fabric donations, and managing group communications. 
  • Since our volunteers are moving so quickly, we feel it won’t be long before we make enough masks for our essential county workers. After that point, we will be able to fulfill requests from community groups. Please contact us to let us know how many masks your group will need. You will be notified when they will be available.

Even if you can’t sew, there are plenty of ways to help with the project. A simple way is to share! The more we share, the more masks we make, and the more lives we save!