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Ypsi Mask Project Launched To Help Ypsilanti Community Schools

Aug 26, 2020

A group of Ypsilanti residents launched a program called the Ypsi Mask Project for the purpose of making masks for Ypsilanti Community Schools.  

The goal is to provide masks to students, teachers and staff who will be taking part in face-to-face instruction in the fall.  The Ypsi Mask Project has teamed up with Engage @ EMU to make 4,000 masks.  Maria Goodrich co-founded the Ypsi Mask Project in July and says, so far, they’ve made about 900 masks for Ypsilanti Community Schools

Maria Goodrich: So, our goal is to try to have enough masks to have five masks per child and adult.  So, that everybody has a fresh mask for each day of the week.

Goodrich says that, by donating the masks, Ypsilanti Community Schools can use funds they were originally going to use to purchase them on other personal protective equipment.  To learn more about the project or to become a volunteer, click here.  

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu