Early March 2020 when COVID19 was declared a pandemic, the sewing community was asked to sew cloth face masks for Health professionals and First responders. Since my sewing community was serving Health professionals and First responders, I decided to focus my efforts on essential workers, people with weakened immune systems and our Kapuna (elderly).
On March 22, 2020, I shifted production in my business and used my stockpile of fabric and supplies to make face masks for my community. On March 22, 2020, I made a Facebook post mentioning that I would be using my God given talent and provide FREE face masks just pay shipping. That one post went viral and within 3 days, I had over 1,000 request for FREE face mask.
After being featured in KHON2 news and online resources mentioning Sky Dreams LLC was providing FREE face mask, word quickly spread and the demand became greater than I had envisioned.
I was Blessed to receive calls and messages from family, friends and friends of friends asking how they could donate their time and talent to my project. Without their help, I could not have achieved the volume of request. I had several awesome volunteers who help cut and sew.
My community showed up too asking how they can donate to the Giving Back project with fabric, supplies, even packing up request. Those that wanted to make a monetary donation, I asked to donate to their Church, Food Bank and other organizations that stepped up during this time of need to serve the community.
Most are unaware that I am a one women business owner. My workshop is located in my converted my 2 car garage which allows me to work from home and care for my grandchildren during the day while my daughter is at work full time.
My last installment of the Giving Back project was November 14, 2020. 2,700 FREE face masks given out to my community near and as far as Japan and Australia.
The Giving Back project not only allowed me an opportunity to give back to my community, it allowed me to meet some truly amazing people throughout the process. Many of the recipients of my FREE face mask and their family and friends quickly showed their Aloha and support for my small business. Whenever I launched a new item, it quickly sold out. I cherish the heartwarming notes, cards, emails and messages from people thanking me for what I am doing. My customers are everything to me. I am forever grateful.
The Giving Back project truly has been the most rewarding thing I had ever done.
Meet the volunteers that donated their time and talent to the Giving Back project in 2020. Without their help, I would not have been able to donate over 2,700 FREE face mask to our community near and far.
Tiara rose johnson
Marissa and Carole Gee
torrie remata and Tiffany Sue
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