As we all know, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a high demand for non-medical face-masks for essential workers, as well as by the general public. Some Granville Island businesses have been adding to the supply, as well as making significant donations to those in need. Since mid-April, Search and Rescue Denim has switched their production from custom aprons to face-masks, which can be ordered from their website. For every mask sold, one will be donated to a frontline worker. Make Vancouver in the Maritime Market offers face-masks with a variety of patterns, as well as custom versions where you can email a photo of your own to be transferred onto it. Masks can be ordered from their website. For each mask sold, one will be donated to a child in need.
Led by Karen and Bob Cooper of Karen Cooper Gallery, and Vanja Brankovic of Amity Design, a local group called Heart to Hearts has also been making face masks. Many of the members are owners and/or workers of Granville Island businesses. They have made over 300 masks to date, which are sold by donation with all proceeds donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. To get on the order list, email [email protected] and learn more about Heart to Hearts by visiting their Facebook page.
Granville Island has always been a supporter of the community, and in difficult times such as these, that support remains intact.