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From near and far, numerous volunteers have shared their sewing efforts with Springbrook, providing us with over 1,500 masks. Wellness means taking steps to ensure the health of not just ourselves, but others. On this Wellness Wednesday, we’d like to recognize everyone who has contributed masks, including Springbrook’s very own Meg Shivers, who, with her family and friends, has created and collected hundreds of fabric masks to keep the Springbrook community safe and well.

Meg, Director of Springbrook’s Dietary Department, has a very busy schedule as an essential employee, recognized that she has the skills and materials to make masks, and so she set to work. She and her daughter have an assembly line-like process that allows them to make up to 50 masks in an evening. Meg started making masks in response to a previous blog article asking for help, and she tagged all of her friends and family that sew.

I was amazed by the number of masks that were dropped off to me within the first week, and still continue to pour in!

Meg Shivers

Director of Dietary Services

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Together, Meg and her daughter have made about 300 masks, most of which have been donated to Springbrook. Meg’s friends, friends of friends and family have donated approximately 300 more. From nurses to engineers, Afton to the Finger Lakes, grandmothers to granddaughters, Meg’s network of mask makers have come together to support Springbrook. As one of Meg’s friends notes, she “likes to help people and share her craft with those who need it.” These are certainly words to live by, now more than ever.

We are so thankful for each and everyone who has donated masks to Springbrook; thank you!

Learn to Make a Mask

If you have access to a sewing machine, making a mask is a fairly simple task; Springbrook is accepting donations at the Family Engagement Center, The Oneonta Community Campus, and the Norwich Dayhab. Click the button below to learn more!

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