Caring for Kidz
We have launched the Caring for Kidz (#caringforkidz) campaign in an effort to keep our littles protected during these times. We know it may be difficult to explain why we are on a long break without being able to see friends, the next explanation is why face masks. We want to ensure that every Tahoe Kid is covered. While we are lucky we live in a place with many outdoor options there may be a time when you need to take your little to the grocery store. Even better let’s say KidZone museum re-opens and they require face masks (hypothetically speaking). Sadly, this is our new reality so we want to find a way to make it comfortable and just part of our new routine. Here is a great video about talking to your littles about face masks.
We teamed up with local mama Janie Miller. When the pandemic started, she quickly realized she could use her sewing skills to create face masks. She has now made over 300 face masks for the essential workers at Renown in Reno. She started selling adult face masks in her Etsy shop to help cover the costs of the face masks for our essential workers. She is passionate and wants to make sure our Tahoe Kidz are covered and so are we. If the demand is there, Janie will continue to push through and we appreciate her kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness in providing these for the kids in our community.
Kidz masks are fun patterns that kids will enjoy wearing. Boy/girl patterns and three sizes to start: toddler (2-4), little kids (5-7), and big kids (8+). Each mask is made of double layer cotton, pellon interfacing with elastic to go over your ears. They are breathable, reversible, washable and reusable! You can make a $13 donation below, for every 2 masks purchased one will be donated to a child in need here in our community, proceeds (after costs such as merchant fees & shipping) will go to the continued work of giving back to the essential workers as well as Tahoe Kidz relief of choice for the month. Submit your information below and donate via paypal (below) or venmo to @TahoeKidz.
We hope Caring for Kidz is just the start of giving back to our local Kidz! If you receive a mask please post a picture of your little ones wearing it and make sure to hashtag #caringforkidz. Thank you for your support!
If your child is in need of a face mask or you know someone that needs one for their child please send us a message with name, address, age of their child to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will start our list, as soon as masks start getting donated we will distribute them depending on availability.