The Dane County Timebank has been organizing mask giveaways as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that the impacts of Covid-19 are hitting Black, Brown, and low-income communities the hardest and our goal is to lower the disparities seen in Dane County. We want to help protect our community and curb the spread of Covid-19. We have been organizing mask giveaways since the start of the pandemic at local grocery stores and community centers.
The last mask giveaway was on March 13th from 1-2pm at Woodman’s West in Madison. Volunteers set up a table and were able to give away around 100 masks. Mariah Kozmer, an intern at the Dane County Timebank, organized this mask giveaway. She said: “Overall, the mask giveaway was really successful. Many people expressed gratitude for the masks and the support we were able to provide to the community.” In addition, we were able to provide some child sized masks to students in the community. With schools reopening, there is an increased need of masks for youth. This was a great way to support our community. Thank you to the volunteers who made masks and who helped to give them away.
How to Get Involved
Do you sew? We need your help! Please join us by either sewing masks, donating masks, or donating money to purchase masks. We also need volunteers for our mask giveaways. We are planning to do another mask giveaway towards the end of April. More details on this will come soon! If you are able to volunteer your time, please join us. You can email Mariah Kozmer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved!