COVID19: How L2R is getting involved?
L2R has been taking some steps to assist medical workers during this pandemic and how you can help support our efforts and our team.
L2R Has Joined the NYC Face Mask Initiative
As a member of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, we have teamed up with Alternew for the NYC Face Mask Initiative, a call to action which provides medical personnel with necessary protection by assembling fabric masks to protect their N-95 medical masks. The masks we produce will be used as an extra layer of protection, allowing hospital staff to extend the life of their N-95 masks, which contain the safest filters on the market and are the most important part of their personal protective equipment.
We humbly ask that you support these efforts, if you are in a position to do so, by donating any amount to the NYC Face Mask Initiative through GoFundMe.
We Are Donating to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and the Coalition for the Homeless
The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund offers programs and financial support to first responders across the city, who are at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic and the first to the scene when the coronavirus turns deadly and hospitalization is required. With over a thousand first responders having tested positive for COVID-19 and out of work in New York state alone, they need our help now more than ever. We will be donating 20% of our gift card sales to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, in an effort to support these workers as they battle this pandemic.
An additional 20% will go toward the Coalition for the Homeless, who are at constant risk for infection and often already facing serious underlying health conditions. This coalition works to ensure that NYC’s homeless have access to the shelter and healthcare they need as this pandemic ravages our communities.
If you are able, please help us do so by clicking here and purchasing an L2R gift card today.
Help Support Our Team of Morocco-Based Artisans
As many of you may already be aware, our production process is based out of Morocco, which has also been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Morocco has shut down all nonessential businesses, blocked travel between cities and ordered citizens across the country to shelter in place. As a result our production process has been halted and our team of artisans and seamstresses have been left without an income. In order to relieve this impact we have made a personal commitment to financially supporting our artisans as much as possible during this time. To help make that possible please support our team by clicking here and purchasing a gift card today.