Michael Garron Hospital recently asked for 1,000 handmade masks per week to help protect patients and visitors against COVID-19. The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO), a Thorncliffe Park charity, and the Leaside Residents Association recently teamed up to help answer that call.
A big thank-you goes to: TNO, which has the capacity to take on a project like this; Martha Chapman, Erica Cooke, Kathy Devins, Dale Gardiner, Sarah Hendriks, Lynn Holt, Betty Isbister, Jacqueline Jordan, Patricia Keith, Barb Leyton, Christina Pinelli, Reh Rhomberg, Andrea Wentzel, Linda Wright, and one anonymous donor for donating multiple sewing machines, all necessary accessories, and fabric for over 5,000 masks; and Karen Fraser and Scott Russell for their assistance.
TNO made the first donation of 1,236 masks to Michael Garron Hospital on April 15. Well done, everyone.
Fantastic news! Over 1000 masks done & more on the way! Thanks to the amazing sewers from.#Thorncliffe #Flemingdon #Leaside #Donmills, our staff, partners, donors, washers, drivers & to everyone for contributing in so many ways.This is inspiring indeed! @MGHToronto @MGHFoundation pic.twitter.com/I6EmNijGt0
— TNO-THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ORGANIZATION (@TNOtoronto) April 15, 2020