Face Mask Challenge

Get your sewing machines ready and join us to make cloth masks that protect increasingly sparse N95 masks

Crafting for Good

Greenville, SC

Senior/Junior twins that grew up in the Caribbean and now attend the most impactful High School in Greenville, SC
Do you have a sewing machine and cotton fabric or know someone who does? Join us in activating schools and clubs all over the World to help sew protectors for the increasingly sparse N95 masks!

Hi, we're Dylan and Riley, Senior/Junior twins in High School that grew up in the Caribbean and now live in Greenville, SC. Like everyone else, we're overwhelmed by how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people and while being quarantined is an act of solidarity, it really doesn't feel like enough. After hearing about an open source medical equipment group and doing some research, we FINALLY found something we can do to help - teach people to sew fabric masks and provide them to local hospitals! Will you join us?!

Start making masks for your own local hospital and show us what you're doing on our Face Mask Challenge Path.

Riley

What I like:
Believe it or not, my favorite thing to do is go to our super cool High School called NEXT, where I'm a Junior. NEXT is a great school because it's super inclusive and we all get involved in creating projects to help our local community - such as this one!
What I Do:
If you ever wanna see a cool skate board trick, let me know! I also like to draw and do fashion designs and my hope is that one day my art can help people!
What I Want:
My hope is to help other kids realize that they can make a huge difference in people's lives, which is way better than feeling helpless. Even if someone can't sew, they can reach out to their family, friends and neighbors and find people who can or have supplies!

Dylan

What I like:
I'm a bit obsessed with food, cooking and traveling, as well as crafting. There is nothing like exploring new places, while eating some local delicacies :)
What I Do:
My ability to eat an entire pizza by myself is pretty wicked, to be honest. I've also made a lot of pottery I'm proud of and my internship at Greenville's first hostel - Modal is a fun way to serve our community, especially LGBTQ+.
What I Want:
It's hard to wrap my head around losing a huge part of my Senior year and I know that other people also feel helpless. There is no better way to change that than helping others and focusing on something literally anyone can do - this face mask challenge!

Communities

Community
Key Person
Description
NEXT High School
Rick S.
Principal
Facebook Sewing Group
Staci K.
Group Leader
PrideLink
Ethan J.
Founder

Interviews

Interview With Rick S.

What are our community strengths?
We are a project learning-based school and push our students to make a difference.
What does this community need?
Right now the most important thing we need is something to spread joy and something to keep us active.
What does this community have to share?
We have ten sewing machines and buckets full of fabric that students would be able to "check out" like at a library. We also have the resources to spread the word on social media and to other schools.

Interview With Staci K.

What are our community strengths?
We're a group of health care providers and sewing enthusiasts working together to provide Upstate South Carolina hospitals, Doctors, nursing homes, hospice, EMT and police with fabric face masks.
What does this community need?
Upstate South Carolina hospitals, Doctors, nursing homes, hospice, EMT and police are either out of N95 masks or have scarce supply. The fabric masks we're making serve to prolong the life of existing masks or are worn on their own.
What does this community have to share?
If all goes according to plan, we have thousands of fact masks to share :)

Interview With Ethan J.

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Budget

Expenses

Item
Amount
Ribbon
30
Fabric
50

Resources

Description
Source
Value
Ribbon and Fabric
Jean C. our neighbor
30
Ribbon and Fabric
Mom's Craft Supplies
50
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