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DISTRIBUTING MASKS TO UPPER PENINSULA NEIGHBORS
This week, with a little help from our friends at Charleston Promise Neighborhood and the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, we have been distributing masks to our most vulnerable elderly neighbors. So far in addition to Joseph Floyd Manor and some elders at Rutledge Place (provided 2 weeks ago), we have supplied masks to elders in the following communities:

North Central Apartments

Brighton Place

and Rosemount!

...with more distributions on the way! Need a mask? Buy One, Give One! We are offering masks for $10 each -- that's a handmade mask for YOU, and one for an elder neighbor. Want masks? Email us to coordinate -- mostly we are meeting folks in BUTTERFLY BOOK NOOK (1020 King St) to offer masks (the next time will be Monday, May 11 between 1-3pm).
 
Here’s to CREATIVELY coming together to support ourselves
& our neighbors during this challenging time. 
CELEBRATING 1,000+ MASKS FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

In light of COVID-19 and the need for masks for community protection, Enough Pie has been working with artists and neighbors to provide community elders in the Upper Peninsula with handmade cloth masks. Last week on MAY DAY, we reached our goal of creating 1,000 masks for Charleston's elderly living facilities and apartment complexes. Places for mask support include Joseph Floyd Manor, Rosemount, Brighton Place, Bridgeview Village, Palace Apartments, Rutledge Place, and North Central Apartments -- along with residents in the Upper Peninsula in need. 

We partnered with 14 Lowcountry EP Mask Makers, who received stipends according to the amount of masks they made. We are so grateful to St. Stephens Episcopal Church and Charleston Promise Neighborhood for contributing funds to this effort. Now, we are asking our neighbors to pay-it-forward! We are offering 200 masks for sale to offset the fees of this project. You can help support our EP Mask Makers' artist stipends AND provide masks to vulnerable neighbors in our community by purchasing these handmade cloth masks at $10 each (buy one, give one!).

EP staff will be at the Butterfly Book Nook (1020 King St.) on Monday, May 11 from 1pm - 3pm for you to pick up masks. You can also email us at info@enoughpie.org to reserve your masks and arrange for a safe pick-up or delivery. All were lovingly sewn by Lowcountry mask makers and have been washed, dried, and safely packaged in quart size Ziploc bags with care instructions. Thank you for your support!

MEET MORE ENOUGH PIE MASK MAKERS
As we worked with EP Mask Makers, we learned that each maker had a story to tell -- about families coming together to make hundreds of masks, moms juggling home school and the kiddos while sewing up a storm in their limited spare time, and individuals with their own health and mobility struggles who have worked around the clock to help others feel more protected. We want to share some stories with you now. Please enjoy.
Meet Claire Singletary and her family -- husband John, and their daughter, Kristy. As a family, they have sewn over 1,027 mask for "friends, family, neighbors, hospitals, birthing centers, nursing homes, truck and delivery drivers, nuns, and priests across South Carolina, and as far as Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York." Check out this family's inspiring story about how they came together to give back to our community. THANK YOU, Singletary Family!
We asked: "What inspired you to make masks for the community? What is your story? How many masks have you made so far? Are there any stories behind the fabric or your process that you would like to share?" Here are more stories...
Meet Maker Christine Brunson, a comic book creator, full-time mom, and part-time cosplayer. She used the excess fabric she had been saving for crafts for this project and has made over 70 masks for friends, family, and our neighbors. Check out Christine's story to hear more about why she got involved. THANK YOU, Christine!
PREPPING MASKS IN THE BUTTERFLY BOOK NOOK
EP Staff & Board Members spent the afternoon in the Butterfly Book Nook prepping ~1,000 masks to be individually distributed to elderly living facilities and apartment complexes in the Charleston area, as well as non-profits and service providers that need them.

Thank you to our EP Mask Makers (14 local awesome women) who contributed their time, energy, and materials to this massive effort, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Charleston & The Charleston Promise Neighborhood for supporting the artist stipends, Rent Sons for delivering many of these masks to us, and to our board members, Susan and Vicky, who are pictured here bagging and counting masks alongside us.
WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT -- PLEASE GIVE. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
AND FINALLY....this week EP was delighted to participate with our dear friends at HEART An Inclusive Arts Community in their new music video, DIVISIONARY. It was a lot of fun -- please take a moment to enjoy how Charleston is coming together to co-create in this unusual time. It takes a village!
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