I wish you could see me right now, I am smiling from ear to ear because we received donations of just over R12 000. We bought a brand new industrial sewing machine, fabric cloth materials and the pensioners from Alex have started sewing the masks. We have also donated about 70 masks to date. We donated the 50 masks to the ladies who are sewing for us because we want them to be protected too and we donated 20 masks to Inkamana High school. We received a few donations from the school’s alumni hence we wanted to give back to their school. We are going to donate a further 40 masks to an old age home in Alex in early May. We will continue to share pictures with you as and when we get them.
Quality of our masks
In coming up with the masks, we tried about 10 different masks. Some of them were difficult to wear as it felt like one was going to suffocate while wearing them. We took what is best from each mask to come up with our design. We did our utmost best to buy the materials that would still make breathing relatively easy. The inner layer is white to ensure that we know which side must be against the face. We also took extra care to acquire elastic bands that should make putting on the mask relatively simple.
Why you should buy our masks
We have 32 Alexandra pensioners who will be sewing the masks. They are part of Siyondla Umphakathi non-profit organisation (NPO) which extends a helping hand to the underprivileged school children in Alexandra township. We are therefore in a position to satisfy large orders at a relatively short space of time. The township has high rates of unemployment and overcrowding. One of the first Covid -19 deaths was a resident of Alex. This makes the residents highly susceptible to the virus. The elderly and the ill are most vulnerable to the virus. It is for this reason that we have committed to donating a percentage of the masks to old age homes and clinics. Your sale will help us to increase our donations.
Face Mask order form
If you want to order masks, contact us so that we can give you our order form