As the COVID-19 pandemic started to get real we saw this article in the local paper; Coquitlam woman hands out homemade masks
When we picked up some masks from Susan she had a big sign up asking if anyone had any elastic to donate. Turns out that not only was there a worldwide shortage of masks, there was also no elastic available anywhere in Canada or the US for homemade mask makers to make their own! And so an idea was born. We donated a couple of rolls of elastic to Susan and went from there.