Melanie Hilmes

Please check this out!! Melanie Hilmes doing her part to Build a Better World!! Truly awesome work!! #mystory

Sewing has always been one of my favorite hobbies, but due to other activities I haven't been able to sit down and do a project for awhile. This quarantine has allowed me to find new things to do, and I saw the statement that hospitals were in great need of masks. This was perfect. I could help out those in need, and also fulfill my want of sewing again. I found that I had a limited amount of elastic in our house, but I continued on. I asked friends and family if they had any elastic I could use for a great cause, and I was amazed on how many people were able to contribute and donate some elastic. I was very thankful for all of them, and ended up surpassing my goal of 30 masks. When I was close to finishing, Carlyle Healthcare Center sent out a notice that they were in need of masks for all their employees, so we got a hold of them. They were pleased to know I had some to send. I had made 56 masks which was a little more than one-sixth of their goal. I was pleased to know I could help someone in need, and I had a lot of fun making them too. If anyone has any elastic they are not using, I would gladly use it to make more for other places in need.

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