Utah Software Company Enlists Quilters to Send Mask Covers to Healthcare Providers in Need
April 10, 2020
Rain Retail Software, whose Like Sew division is the largest provider of point of sale and website software for the fabric and quilting industry, and Stashify, the largest online fabric retailer in the world, are working to facilitate the creation and delivery of cloth mask covers to healthcare providers in need. There are over 300 healthcare facilities across the country asking for cloth mask covers, which they can use to extend the lives of their N95 masks. More healthcare providers are requesting mask covers every day.
Like Sew and Stashify have combined efforts with Sewing for Lives, a non-profit organization that is spearheading this initiative. To help out, Like Sew and Stashify created a website, sewmasks4heroes.com, that allows individuals to find healthcare providers that need mask covers in their area. Participants can see how many mask covers are currently needed by each healthcare provider, and they can also see how much progress has been made by volunteers in filling that need. Anyone interested can download the free mask cover pattern from the site. Healthcare providers in need can also join the list from the website.
Based on the current need for over 100,000 mask covers, the initiative has already provided over 43,000 masks. But that need is expected to increase as the country settles into the social distancing and PPE’s that will be needed over the coming months before we get a vaccine for COVID-19.
Sean Roylance, the CEO of Like Sew and Stashify, is inviting everyone with a fabric stash to contribute. “With our large customer base already familiar with sewists and quilters in their areas, it is our hope that we can greatly increase the number of mask covers being sent to the heroes in our medical community. We’re emailing all of our fabric and quilting clients to request that they reach out in their areas. There are many hospitals that have not yet had any mask covers delivered. We’re asking everyone to start sewing and make a difference!”
Sources:Rain Retail Software - https://www.rainpos.com/Like Sew - https://www.likesewwebsites.com/Stashify - https://www.stashify.com/Sewing for Lives - https://www.sewingforlives.com/Sew Masks 4 Heroes - https://sewmasks4heroes.com/