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Donation Masks Drop-Off — Group Effort

Donation Masks Drop-Off — Group Effort

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Hi Everyone!

Thank you to all of my students, who have contributed to such a great cause… #sewTOGETHER. Making masks for doctors and medical teams in our community. Proud to say that KSOF students have contributed to this cause by making 5 masks or more each to be donated to healthcare facilities in NJ and NYC. Medical teams can now wear these masks comfortably over a protective mask and reuse since they are washable.

Together in this group effort, we have enough masks to donate to the following healthcare facilities:

  1. Dr. Avi Werthaim – Doctors Care Center
  2. Old Bridge Drugs & Surgicals
  3. Mount Sinai Hospital – NYC (where Karen Lozner was born)

If you have not yet donated the masks you’ve made, please drop off THIS FRIDAY, April 3rd between 12 – 7pm at The Parisian Tea Room (165 Amboy Road, Suite 723 Morganville, NJ 07751).

There will be a white plastic bag attached to the door knob in which you can just drop in.

Before dropping off masks, please be sure to insert it into a clear ziplock bag and attach a note with your disclaimer,

“may be worn over a protective mask. This is NOT an N95 mask, but can offer some protection when worn alone. This is washable as the content is 100% cotton (lining and face) inside content is 100% polyester. Please wash and sanitize before wearing. Made with love by ——–“

Thank you again for your support! Be Safe & Stay Positive!

– Karen Lozner

School moves from making fashion to face masks

School Moves From Making Fashion to Face Masks (APP.COM)

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Typically, students at Karen’s School of Fashion spend their time learning the ins and out of dress sewing and design.

But with her classes transitioning online during the coronavirus crisis, owner Karen Lozner decided another task would take priority: making washable cotton and polyester masks for health care professionals.

“First and foremost, we need to protect our doctors and those in the medical field,” Lozner said. “If you don’t take care of the doctors, how are they going to take care of the sick?”

Karen’s School of Fashion has locations in Marlboro, Little Silver and Manhattan. About 25 to 30 students, ranging in ages from teenagers to adults, will each make about five masks at home by the end of the week, she said.

Lozner, who opened the business in 2012, designed the masks herself. They’re made from cotton on the outside and polyester on the inside. Last week, she showed students how to do it.

“If we don’t have the supplies at hand, we made them out of whatever supplies we had at home,” Lozner said. That could mean pieces of fabric from cotton sheets and polyester from pillows.

The masks are not the same as the sought-after N95 masks in demand right now, but they are helpful for other uses, she said. “They do offer some protection,” Lozner said. “We’re not making any claims they are N95.” But they can be worn over a N95 mask, she added.

She also made sure they can stand up to being washed and sterilized, Lozner said.

Masks made by Karen's School of Fashion (Photo: Courtesy of Karen Lozner)

Masks made by Karen’s School of Fashion

She has already distributed masks to the doctor’s office and will send out more when her her students have them ready.

“I don’t think people really understand how deep this and how much we are all in this together,” Lozner said. “We can make a difference if we do this together.”

Originally posted on App.com by David P. Willis: dwillis@gannettnj.com.

#SewTogether

#SewTogether

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This is the time to help! Yes! We can make a difference NOW! I have set aside my business to take care of a very important venture! PLEASE READ and LEARN HOW YOU TOO CAN HELP!

“Lower-grade or homemade masks are being used at many hospitals in non-COVID-19 cases to free up medical-grade masks for doctors and nurses treating COVID-19 patients. Homemade masks can also be used in conjunction with other masks to prolong the life of medical-grade masks, and can be washed for reuse. Some hospital staff are even sewing their own masks. By providing homemade masks to hospitals in dire need, we can help extend the current supply of medical-grade protective gear where it is needed most until additional resources become available. We’ve seen the power of our Tieks community in action many times before, and know that if we #SewTOGETHER, we can and will save lives together. Please share this page and offer with all your friends who sew.”

Thank you @tieks!

KSOF in Forbes

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Thank you WeWork for the piece of Forbes including Karen Lozner of Karen’s School of Fashion!

Moms Help

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Nothing like moms help when you really need it!

Mom helping KSOF

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