MASKS4PEOPLE was cofounded by Kristen Dodge (Founder/Director of SEPTEMBER gallery in Hudson, NY) and Laleh Khorramian (Visual Artist and clothing maker, Catskill, NY) on March 12, 2020 in response to the developing crisis of COVID-19. M4P masks are made by a team of artists based in the Hudson Valley.
The mission of MASKS4PEOPLE is to make and distribute face masks to organizations and individuals in need for FREE. MASKS4PEOPLE has distributed over 5000 masks to over 175 organizations as of mid-May. The Greene County Council on the Arts (Catskill, NY) has recently been made the fiscal sponsor for MASKS4PEOPLE. To learn more visit: MASKS4PEOPLE.NET.
MASK RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Columbia Memorial Hospital, Harlem Hospital (NYC), Jacobi Medical Center (Bronx) Riker’s Island Prison (Bronx), Bellevue Hospital (NYC), Ghent Rehabilitation and Senior Center (Ghent, NY), Columbia County Social Services (NY), Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (Hudson, NY), Park Medical (OR), Essex Street Market (NYC), Camphill Hudson (NY), Camphill Ghent (NY), Barrier Free Living (Bronx), Commonwealth Veterans Residence (NYC), Sanctuary for Families (NYC), Community Action of Greene County (NY), Palatine Manor Germantown (NY), Columbia Children’s Center (NY), COARC (NY), Center for Urban Community Services (Bronx), Kaiser Permanente Women’s Health Department (CA), Vernon C Bain Center (Bronx), Columbia County Office for the Aging (NY), Dyckman Senior Center (NYC), No Woman left Behind (NYC), Lakeland Regional Health (FL), Whispering Pines Nursing Home and Rehab Center (NC), Meals on Wheels (NY), ROOT (MA), Rural and Migrant Ministry (NY), LEAP for Education (MA), C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (MI), Montefiore Hospital (Bronx), and others, including food pantries and low income housing tenants.