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Boomerang Bags help sew: Goal 1000 masks!
May 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
At PCEC we are working from home and grappling with how to respond as the coronavirus pandemic changes the way we live, work and interact with one another. We're in uncharted waters.
We believe now more than ever, working together at the local level, is the most important work. To that end, we are coordinating with all of our partners in the nonprofit community, our volunteers and local healthcare professionals to evaluate how we can help serve our community’s most pressing needs during this time.
We want to share one of the ways PCEC volunteers are stepping up to help!
Boomerang Bag Sewers help Livingston HealthCare reach their goal of 1000 masks!
PCEC's Boomerang Bag volunteers and staff have been coordinating with Livingston Healthcare to help organize community volunteers to sew personal protective equipment (PPE) for our local health care professionals. Masks, scrubs and gowns may be needed if we face a shortage locally. Livingston HealthCare has a goal of reaching 1000 masks!
Do you have a sewing machine at home? Have extra fabric or elastic in your home? Can you help sew PPE for Livingston HealthCare!? If you’re interested in joining in, please sign up online HERE, or contact Robin Addicot at email@example.com.
We are currently putting together instructions, patterns and guidelines for sewing face masks. All sewing efforts will be coordinated with Livingston HealthCare using best practices to protect the health and safety of our community.
PCEC initiated the Boomerang Bag project in 2018 with the aim of reducing the use of plastic bags by upcycling fabric in our community to make hand-sewn reusable bags. We have organized a passionate community of volunteers to sew bags for you to borrow at local businesses, the Food Resource Center and the library. Our volunteers have generously volunteered to shift from bags to sew much needed PPE.
We are so grateful for their commitment to our community and their willingness to shift their priorities to help our local healthcare workers!