I just got an email that Days for Girls International, one of five finalists for https://orgimpactawards.org's award for a nonprofit's work in combating the pandemic . . . has won! Our Founder Celeste Mergen's interview is here on Facebook.
Early in the spring, Celeste asked DfG teams and chapters to make masks to help in the pandemic. "Masks for Millions," the campaign was called, and our volunteers heeded the call. Around the world, masks were made by our groups and widely distributed. Although restrictions ended many travel plans, masks were distributed locally as needed and our foreign enterprises were able to continue kit making and distributions AND also provided masks.
MASKS FOR PANAMA
Masks continue to be needed, worldwide. Days for Girls volunteers are providing at least 10,000 masks to be distributed by Floating Doctors in Panama, along with kits. If you go to their website or Facebook page, you'll see how active this group is in delivering healthcare to the remote coastal communities of Central America.
When I asked if any of you would like to make masks for Panama, the response was great--people not only stepped up but told mask-making friends. We'll be contributing hundreds from our Eugene/Springfield Chapter! Shipping in the next few days, and these sewers have been dropping by with bags and boxes of masks. So fun to see the variety of styles and fabrics and even sizes! Thank you SO much, mask makers, and those of you who contributed to the shipping costs!