Masks for kids
The St. Paul quilters, when the pandemic began, knew that meeting together to make quilts to give away could not happen – possibly for quite a long time.
So, the group changed its focus in a big way – and invited others to be a part of the efforts. They worked from home and sewed hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of masks. The most recently delivery was dropped off earlier this week to Madison Elementary School for the start of the school year. St. Paul partners with Madison as part of the Neighborhood School Partnership. The masks also went to Genesis, Salvation Army, St. Paul, and Generations of Rock Island.
Cathy Hagglund and Karin Hanson led the effort, with more than 20 others participating. The two brought bins of masks to Amy Bracken, a fellow St. Paul member who teaches at Madison Elementary.
Karin wrote a note to the mask makers after finishing the delivery.