The Fill-A-Need team wishes to thank all of our volunteers, including St Veronica’s Guild out of Bayview Mission, who joined us in our mask-making initiative when the pandemic hit. Several in our community dusted off their sewing machines and started making cotton face masks to donate when the stay-at-home order originally went into place. As the pandemic continued, along with the need for fabric face masks, our volunteers were able to provide masks at no cost to those requesting one, whether individuals or larger groups.
Recipients included individuals in our community including but not limited to: congregants and neighbors; those we serve in our ministries including Seniors with Grace and SRO (single residence occupancy) residents served by Dinner with Grace; and other philanthropic/civic groups in need and not in a financial position to purchase masks.
We also wish to thank the several ministries and organizations our stitchers supported by coordinating with us to supply fabric masks in addition to all those who donated elastic, fabric, and their time and service to this cause.
Though volunteering opportunities at Grace remain impacted by the crisis, our connections to our community and our world remain strong and vibrant. Please visit our Volunteer with Us page to learn about opportunities currently available.