United Way Invites the Public to Join “Mask Makers United” Challenge

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

As Central Georgia businesses begin to reopen and community members start to venture more into public, government leaders and health experts are encouraging the public to continue to exercise caution and protect their health. The public is encouraged to continue to maintain a social distance and to wear a mask in certain public spaces. Due to a continuing shortage of masks available for purchase and increased demand, United Way of Central Georgia has created the “Mask Makers United” challenge with a goal of creating 2,000 masks (to begin). The challenge is for local sewers (individuals and groups) looking for a volunteer opportunity where they can give back from the comfort of their own home.

United Way of Central Georgia has currently identified 16 organizations with a total need of 1,385 masks. The organizations are listed below:

Big Brothers Big Sister of the Heart of Georgia

Campus Clubs

Cherish Children Warner Robins

Communities in Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County

Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity

Houston County Association for Exceptional Citizens (Happy Hour)

Houston County Meals on Wheels

Macon Volunteer Clinic

Middle Georgia Meals on Wheels

Rainbow House Children's Resource Center

Rebuilding Together Warner Robins

Salvation Army of Greater Macon

Salvation Army of Baldwin County

Mentors Project

Loaves and Fishes Ministry

As individual volunteers and volunteer groups come forward, they will be matched with one of above organizations to fulfill their individual needs. All interested volunteers can find out more about the opportunity at:https://unitedwaycg.galaxydigital.com/need/?q=face+mask&age=&agency_id=&county=&min_available_slots=&distance=&zip=&need_impact_area=&need_init_id=&qualification_id=&meta[]=&meta[]=&meta[]=&meta[]=&allowTeams=&ug_id=&s=1