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Makers Making Masks 

UPDATE: We donated 875 masks in 2020! Our donations went to SOME, House of Ruth, Calvary Women's Services, Martha's Table, My Sister's Place, and Herndon Coat Drive.



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April 2020: 

The Art Island has teamed up with Stitch & Rivet to fundraise to pay makers to make masks to donate. Our initial goal of $1,250 is to purchase bulk fabric through Three Little Birds Sewing Studio and make and distribute 250 masks. Makers will be provided with materials and paid for their time. This keeps them working and helps to get masks to people who need them in our community. 

To start, we will donate masks to the staff and clients at SOME (So Others Might Eat). They currently serve two hundred guests breakfast and lunch on a modified schedule every day. SOME also provide health care, job training, housing, and other basic needs. The Art Island is neighbors with SOME located in Ward 5. 

If you are a skilled maker and would like to make a batch of masks email Stitch & Rivet here. Contact us here with any other questions. ​We will post updates on Instagram & @stitchandrivet and here on the website. 

Any donation (through Venmo or Paypal) over $50 will receive a handwritten thank-you note and a PAUSE sticker. @pauseinplace is a collective of place-based artists, curators, and advocates creating and supporting socially-engaged art in our neighborhoods. Please include your address if you would like to receive this gift.


Donations are accepted by Venmo, Paypal, check (email us), and directly to Stitch & Rivet. All of the money raised will go directly to buy supplies and pay makers to make the masks. #makersmakingmasks

Sponsor a mask directly on their site & see their other handmade inventory.

Include "PAY IT FORWARD" in the notes. The Art Island is donating 100% of our time and efforts.

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