Here at Sew What? Inc., we absolutely love being a part of our local Southern California community. And being able to help out those who need it most in any way that we can continues to bring us immense joy. There is no better way to further support those less fortunate than ourselves than by seeing what might be needed and providing what we can to alleviate even a small burden from someone else’s shoulders.

Recently we were genuinely honored to be able to donate a sizable quantity of Juniors dual-layered face masks to the incredible organization Olive Crest, that does incredibly important and inspirational work for those that are most vulnerable, right here in the LA area. They act to help break the vicious cycle of child abuse and enable at-risk children and families to become healthy, happy, production citizens.

They have had necessary drive-through distributions more often during the Covid-19 pandemic, in which they are able to provide essential items for families and kids when they need them the most. Everything from non-perishable foods and beverages, to hand sanitizers and all sorts of personal hygiene products, to items that will help the children feel a semblance of normalcy again (like soft blankets, children’s books, and beloved stuffed animals of all kinds). And with their most recent distribution, we were thrilled that they were also able to hand out our custom dual-layered Junior-sized cloth face masks in several fun and engaging designs, too (with built in pockets that can be used for PM 2.5 Activated Carbon filters, for even more added protection).

Speaking with the tireless and hardworking Olive Crest Community Involvement and Development Manager, Nicholas King, we were thrilled to hear that that our donated face masks were a big hit with the parents and grandparents, to better keep both their kids and their other family members at home safe and healthy. But apparently they were a particularly HUGE hit with the kids, who got a real kick out of getting to pick out their own brand-new favorite style of face mask to wear. We understand that the more excited kids are to wear a face mask, the better chance of them wanting to do so on a daily basis. And since it seems more imperative than ever to have everyone continue to wear a face mask to better flatten the curve–once and for all–we know how crucial it is for children to want to wear one.

We appreciate knowing the extraordinary efforts that Olive Crest does for these kids each and every single day, and we were truly grateful to have been a small part of their successful distribution event. As they often like to say, “Everyone Can Do Something…What’s YOUR Something?” Check them out this month especially (as April is Child Abuse Prevention Month), and see what simple yet significant things you might be able to do to help them, too!