Since spring break I've been sewing CDC-compliant masks for people who need them including health professionals (nurses, care aides, naturopaths, social workers, and midwives), food bank employees, bank tellers, grocery store cashiers, and seniors. So far I've made 200 masks and the demand is increasing. Watching the news can be pretty overwhelming right now and my family and I were talking about how helping others have been clinically shown to alleviate stress. Since there was a shortage of masks, I began this project to acknowledge and say thank you to the essential workers. If I can provide cotton masks for some essential workers this would make the N95 masks more available for frontline workers.