Made in KC, Sandlot Goods team up to make masks for nearby hospitals

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 09:28:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local businesses are working together to provide more masks for area hospitals in need of them.

Although Made in KC stores are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is staying busy. They're partnering with Sandlot Goods to make cotton face masks and plastic face shields for doctors in nurses.

Sandlot Goods owner, Chad Hickman said it's one way to stay busy while helping others in need.

"We thought, with our specific skills in sewing, that we might be able to, you know, instead of make 15 at a time and send them in, we could make thousands at a time and hopefully get some people back to work," Hickman said. "So they’re not just, they don’t have to file for unemployment or just sitting at home. It’s just doing some good."

Made in KC is also enlisting people to sew from home to make the cotton face masks that meet the standard requirements.

To learn more on how you can donate for materials or if you'd like to sew, click here.