The Mask India Project is an initiative that is using masks to give back to the community and contribute towards COVID-19 relief.
Even as India is seeing a deadly second wave that has shaken the entire country, there has been a silver lining in terms of a surge of humanity that is lending a helping hand in this time of crisis.
One such initiative is by a 14 year old school student, Siddharth Ramalingam is The Bay Area Mask Care project that was started last year. He would make and sell cloth masks to raise funds for COVID relief.
Parallelly in India, after the lockdown last year, when all businesses had to shut, Chennai based designer Kaveri Lalchand had an idea to start making masks which had become mandatory.
Kaveri and The Mask India Project has joined hands with the Bay Area Mask Care Project (USA) and with Chennai Volunteers and the #MaskPodu movements to give away thousands of masks to people of Chennai. Masks are also being distributed through the Suyam Charitable Trust to children in rural areas of Tamil Nadu.
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