FACE MASK | I WANT TO DONATE A MASK
** IF YOU WISH TO DONATE A FACE MASK YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. THANK YOU! **
Face masks are priced at $22 retail, however as you wish to donate a mask to someone in need, I want to meet you halfway and will be offering that option at $11. Unless indicated, we will be allocating your donation mask to a community member in need.
If payment is not possible at this time and you are in need, I am able to offer one free mask per person. For this option please contact us directly for details at:
Side note: I am so grateful to this community, thank you for supporting this donation mask initiative. In addition to personal requests, here are some of the past local organizations that have received donation masks:
In March we donated to the Yarrow Society, goods for their silent auction fundraiser and masks to their volunteers. The Yarrow Society is an intergenerational organization that supports youth and low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. During the pandemic they have consistently delivered groceries to seniors in the area as well continued their services navigating language and cultural barriers.
For two weeks over November and December every donation mask purchased was matched by AW with an additional donation mask. All donated masks during this period went to the Street Store brought to you by Employ to Empower. 2020 marked the 7th year of the Street Store, serving the DTES with their core values of dignity, empowerment and community.
In August we received more donated mask purchases then we had online requests and made a drop of masks to McLaren Housing Society of BC; the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in Canada. They work with low-income individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS and are homeless or inadequately housed.
Thank you for the continuing opportunity to allocate masks to our community members in need. If you have a local organization you would like to suggest in the event we have another surplus of donated mask purchases, please contact me with a few sentences why through the link above.
AW Face Masks are made from 100% cotton high quality woven fabric. Each mask is designed with a liner pocket for the option of adding your own filter to create a three layer mask. Adjustable straps are made from a stretchy technical fabric for the best comfort and fit around your ears.
These are non-medical fabric masks. They should be washed after each use. If you are performing essential tasks often more than one mask on hand is recommended.
The CDC is recommending we all wear fabric masks to stop the spread of COVID. I also strongly recommend additional research on mask care, filter options and how to keep ourselves and everyone around us safe💙
All AW items are handcrafted in our studio, between the mountains and the ocean in Vancouver, Canada. AW by Andrea Wong is influenced by the beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Northwest.
We create functional accessories that tell a story: durable products made from natural materials that age gracefully, creating rich visual histories.