The masks are made by using a pattern with fabric and elastic or ties. After each mask is made it’s washed and bagged while the creator is wearing gloves.
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It takes roughly 20 minutes to make a mask, with Kimmins making about 25 a day.
Most of masks use fabric leftover from the costume shop.
“When we make costumes, we end up with all kinds of pieces that aren’t big enough for a whole costume but are too big to just throw away,” said Kimmins. “We have boxes and boxes of fabric remnants.”
So far, the group has donated 100 masks to the Dayton Fire Department, 55 to Grace Hospice and 25 to Dynamic Senior Solutions health care, as well as other organizations.
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The group has donated a total of 900 masks and has an additional 700 in the works.
The masks are being given away for free, but donations are accepted.