For R100 you can pay for 5 reusable cloth masks! To make 2020 masks, we need 404 of you lovely humans to donate R100 each.
From Friday, 1 May 2020, it will be mandatory to wear a cloth mask when you leave home, and we want to help get masks to people. For this reason, we have partnered with CBD CAN to raise funds for small entrepreneurs to make them. CBD CAN will distribute the masks to vulnerable people in the Cape Town city centre and through our sister CAN in Khayelitsha to people living in informal settlements.
Each mask costs R20 to make. We need to raise R40400 to buy 2020 masks. Your donation will help support the fabric of our society – by paying small businesses to make #masks4life during Covid-19.
We will supply two cloth face masks to each recipient, with instructions on how to use them.
Donate via this CBD CAN SnapScan code or the donate button, which takes you to the CBD CAN payment option.
On 23 April President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans to wear masks.
“As we begin the easing of lockdown restrictions from the beginning of May, we are calling on all South Africans to wear a face mask whenever you leave home. Our clothing and textile industry – including many small businesses – are gearing up to produce these masks on a mass scale,” he said in an address to the nation.
Earlier this month South African national minister of health Zweli Mkhize said: “There is no question that the use of masks is one of the best ways of preventing the spread of infection,” said Mkhize.
By donating to this fund, you are helping us mask people and helping small businesses too!
For more information about how to use, make and take care of masks read our story here.