NUTLEY, NJ - The mask makers, affectionately known as the "masketeers," at Pretty Handy need your help to continue their efforts. Since Easter, the team has made, and sold, masks made from fabric donated by the community. Masks are going to the residents of the two Nutley Senior Citizen buildings and funds from consumer sales are being donated to the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad (NVERS).
To date, the Pretty Handy mask-makers have donated over $4000 to NVERS, As mask sales continue, more donations are expected. The missing components at this time are elastic and flannel to line the masks.
Joyce Lin, one of the owners of Pretty Handy, told TAPinto Nutley that the fabric donations from the community kept the team busy. Residents donated leftover material from projects long-completed, or from projects they never started. But now they face a new challenge, they need flannel to line the masks as well as elastic to hold the masks in place.
So here's your homework assignment Nutley: go to your craft room, your sewing room, the project room, or even that closet with all the "someday I'll get to this" stuff and dig out some flannel and elastic. Then get it to Pretty Handy on Franklin Ave. so they can turn it in masks.
Pretty Handy is located at 175 Franklin Ave, on the second floor. It's the 'Professional Building" that is just a big square. Fabric can be left just inside the door, or at the top of the stairs. The few doctors who are working in the building don't mind.
If you cannot venture out, reach out and someone will do a front porch pick up. Email PrettyHandyPeople@Gmail.com and they'll get you on the list for pick-up.
Additional fabric donations are also appreciated.
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