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COVID-19 - Please help the Bay-Bloor homeless community
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Message....from Jean Kammemayer


Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor



Under current economic circumstances, this is a big ask, but I am going to ask anyway…

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I am the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor. Our small club provides financial support to two charities in the Bay-Bloor neighbourhood who offer food and support to homeless men and women: The Seeds of Hope Foundation and The Church of the Redeemer. There are numerous issues relating to the homeless during COVID-19. This news clip includes an interview with the Executive Director of Seeds of Hope.


We can help by providing face masks for

the Bay-Bloor homeless community



  So, here is the “ask”


  1. We urgently need $ 1,500.00 to cover fabric, elastic, and logistic costs for the masks.  
    • There is no limit to your donation and the number of masks you can provide; the minimum contribution is $ 5.00.
  2. The masks will be made of a quilting fabric or tightly woven cotton.

  3. We have volunteers ready to sew and assemble the masks.

You will receive by email a Revenue Canada Tax Receipt matching your donation


Thank you for helping the homeless and making our community safer.

Looking forward to better days.


Jean Kammemayer


The Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor


Further Mask Specifications

  • The elastic is not sewn onto the mask. There is, instead, a channel sewn onto each side of the mask through which the elastic has been threaded. Thus, elastic can be replaced when worn or replaced with ties, is preferred.
  • The masks have extra-large ear loops. As each mask should be fitted specifically to the individual's face, loops can be shortened by retying the elastic. For those whose ears are irritated by earloops, the loops can be drawn back behind the head and linked together using a barrette or tie.
  • A garden-grade twist tie has been inserted into a channel sewn across the top of the mask. It holds the mask across the bridge of the nose, much like medical-grade masks.
  • The mask has two layers, sewn together at the top and bottom only, enabling the insertion of additional barrier layers, such as a coffee filter or hepa filter
  • Given that the two layers of the mask are open at the sides, the mask air dries overnight
  • Each mask is individually numbered in indelible ink to ensure a return to each mask to its owner, should masks be laundered centrally.



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