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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Group makes over 400 masks for OP nonprofit

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 18:41:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City-area volunteer organization made more than 450 masks for children in the metro.

The Growing Futures Early Education Center in downtown Overland Park did not have enough masks to follow federal health guidelines, so the nonprofit asked for help on its Facebook page.

In less than two weeks, the Johnson County Young Matrons group produced the masks.

“Your heart swells with warmth and appreciation and that you can tell that kind of a request really helps people personally connect with what you’re doing at your mission and how they can personally make a difference in the local community,” Growing Futures Executive Director Terrie VanZandt-Travis said.

Growing Futures, which serves children up to 5 years-old, also received 200 masks from a different group.

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