A group of talented ladies with sewing skills and compassionate hearts formed the LWRWC Mask and Sewing Angels team and are sewing much needed masks to donate to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and to the Club’s adopted charities. The Club wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the effort to keep the community safe during this terrible Covid-19 pandemic.
The members of the team include Linda Stone, Christina Soderberg, Susan Strahs, Miriam Echevarria, Michelle Steiner, MaryLee Danahy, Nancy Chaplin, Janet Stickel, Nancy LoPiccolo, Rosie Sorrells, Trish Newman, Jan Howard, Joyce Boccella, Edith Petrock, Laura Kaufman, Katherine Benoit, Ann Sledz, Hanne Johansen, and LWRWC Co-Presidents, Cheryl Breining and Helene Levin. Val Wheat, owner of Running With Scissors Apparel Design Studio in Bradenton, generously donated fabric to get the team started. Members also donated fabric and much needed elastic.
On Monday, May 4, LWRWC Co-President, Helene Levin, delivered 50 masks to Solve Maternity Homes that were sewn and donated by the Mask and Sewing Angels team. Solve Executive Director, Peggy Kerwin, was delighted to receive this much needed donation to help keep the expectant mothers and dedicated staff safe during the pandemic.
The LWRWC Mask and Sewing Angels team has sewn over 400 masks that were delivered to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. They are in the process of making 400 more for the LWRWC four adopted charities, HOPE Family Services, Solve Maternity Homes, SMART Riding Therapy, and Children’s Guardian Fund, that will be delivered on an as needed basis. To date, the team donated 100 masks to Solve, 50 Masks to Children’s Guardian Fund and 50 masks to SMART. The team will also be donating masks to Home Health Care Workers and First Responders.