High school students make face masks for surgery weekend volunteers

  • Skulls and Drills volunteers making cloth face masks for Fresh Start.Photos submitted by volunteers

    Skulls and Drills volunteers making cloth face masks for Fresh Start.Photos submitted by volunteers

 
 
Updated 11/23/2020 8:58 AM

Skulls and Drills (https://skullsanddrills.org), working with student volunteers from Barrington High School, delivered 207 cloth face masks to Fresh Start (http://www.freshstartkids.org). The cloth masks were given out to volunteers at the October 24, 2020 Surgery Weekend sponsored by Fresh Start. The Surgery Weekend volunteers truly appreciated the colorful and creative masks.

Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation is an Arlington Heights based nonprofit organization that provides the gift of reconstructive surgery to disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease. They provide no-cost medical services to children through Surgery Weekends and clinics. Medical services are donated by doctors and other medical professionals, graciously providing care for the children.

 

Skulls and Drills teamed up with students from Barrington High school to sew masks for Fresh Start volunteers during their recent Surgery Weekend. The volunteers included Sarah Abunaser, Sophia Denison, Alexia Lee, Rachel Marcotte, Ranya Sharma, and Rhea Sharma.

Earlier in the year, Skulls and Drills also donated pediatric and adult face masks to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Skulls and Drills has sewn more than 500 cloth face masks for the community.

Skulls and Drills is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide financial help for brain surgeries to patients worldwide who need it but unfortunately cannot afford it.

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