Mask-wearing continues to be an essential tool in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. That's why The Night Ministry provides face masks to the individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty it serves through its Youth Housing Programs and Outreach & Health Ministry Programs, who are most likely unable to procure masks on their own.
Our efforts to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients and promote public health in the community are being aided by a donation of reusable face masks through Masks Without Borders, a campaign started by the Soondra Foundation, Chicago Fair Trade, and WORK + SHELTER. Masks Without Borders aims to provide more than 10,000 eco-friendly masks to communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago and across India. The masks are sewn by individuals earning a living wage while receiving on-the-job training in Delhi.
Most of the masks donated to The Night Ministry through Masks Without Borders will be distributed at the Health Outreach Bus or by the Street Medicine Team. The masks are washable, so clients of The Night Ministry who have the resources to wash them will be given instructions on how to do so.