Doing good with a face mask

Mouth and face masks for people in need

by Anna Grabner-Strobach,  2020/05/08

At the moment no other piece of clothing is so called for as a face mask. It is an “It-Piece”, indispensable for all of us in everyday life. It fits in every trouser pocket or handbag and enjoys moderate to low popularity among younger and older people. Nonetheless the face mask is a must for everybody in the current situation.

Many companies change their line of production under the duress of the Corona pandemic. Luxury manufacturers now sew mouth and face masks instead of overcharged bags. It is well known that necessity is the mother of invention and so the fashion industry has already found a way to turn the simple face mask into a distinctive fashion accessory. Also Zalando, the leading online platform in Europe, started to produce mouth and nose masks. 100 per cent of the sales revenue benefits the Corona aid of humedica. Smaller companies like the Saarland fashion label „Heaven“, too, have joined in to produce face masks. They also forgo their profit and donate the total sales income to humedica. However, the face masks manufactured by smaller producers and private persons are in no way inferior to the industrial products.

At the „To-Go-Window“ of the nursery Riesenmax you can purchase mouth and nose masks in exchange for a donation. Photo: humedica

On the contrary, often the lovingly handmade originals are sold in exchange for a donation to the good cause. Also at the nursery Riesenmax in Biessenhofen/Altdorf, Germany. Who needs a face mask, can get it in exchange for a donation at the „To-Go-Window“ during nursery opening hours. They also have mouth and nose protection for little ones on offer – their great selection with or without elastic straps in many colors and patterns makes it possible for everyone to find a suitable substitute mask after his choice.

The inhabitants of the little village stand together and help each other in these challenging times. Here, too, you can feel that people are driven by cordiality, humaneness and charity. That is why also the revenue of the mask sale from Biessenhofen benefits the Corona aid of humedica.

Also the Bayern LB sewed beautiful face masks for the humedica personnel. Thank you so much! These masks will be worn with pleasure! Photo: humedica

Also the Bayern LB put the calculator aside for a while and swapped it for sewing needles to provide humedica employees with face masks. Not to forget the many standardized face masks, which come in as solidarity donations from companies and other supporters from all over Germany! Many of these masks will be used in hospitals by medical personnel. The Burkhard-Group also remembered the humedica employees: its general manager Christian Reichert handed over a dedicated donation to humedica general manager Heinke Rauscher. Very useful – as wearing a face mask is also obligatory in the humedica headquarters.

So the humedica personnel can stay in good training by choosing daily either from standardized masks or handmade originals. As today general managing board member Heinke Rauscher opted for a chequered mask, tomorrow she may pass on to a hip flower pattern.

humedica general managing board member Heinke Rauscher wore a stylish chequered mask when the volunteers Inge Schuster and her husband arrived to fetch cloth replenishment. Photo: humedica

We simply have to mention our loveable volunteer Inge Schuster, too. Usually Inge is busy knitting her already famous caps for the humedica „Present from the heart“ campaign. But what stays as it used to be in these times? Now Inge has already a sore thumb from sewing for weeks, she already earned more than 4,000 Euro by selling her beautiful handmade masks. Inge, you are simply the best and an indispensable support for humedica and „Present from the heart“.

We would not only like to thank for the many donations, which benefit the humedica personnel and all the Corona relief projects. Each one of it enables us to help people in need. We can not thank enough as well for the joy and commitment of all the volunteers, who put their time and creativity in helping others. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the people, who seek to assist others in these difficult times. Thank you all.

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