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Goodbye <3

Not to be dramatic, but this is the last blog post and the founders actually wrote it, so you should probably check it out.

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Where Did We Donate All of Those Masks? Meet our Partner Charities

Over the past 18 months, we have experienced an action-packed whirlwind of activity filled to the brim with all things GiveAMask.ca. From the late-night brainstorming sessions in March 2020, to the official website launch that led us to creating and selling great masks and t-shirts. While we are certainly proud of the work that’s been done, we are most proud of the difference we were able to make – and the meaningful relationships that have been fostered with the Canadian organizations directly serving those in need of support. As we head into the dog days of summer (yay for dogs!), we thought it was the perfect time to move the spotlight onto our charitable partners. Over the course of the...

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Where in the World did Masks Come From?

Masks. Boy do we love talking about masks. For some, they’re a sign of progress, an indication that a community is coming together to protect one another. In other circles, it is a contentious issue filled with questions and concerns. Let’s take a short stroll through history to uncover the origins of modern medical masks.

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A Look at Asia

Our mask-wearing practices can be a deciding factor in how well we are doing in fighting the Coronavirus. By looking at the habits of other countries, it not only shows the effectiveness of wearing masks but it may also give us an insight of how our future will look like. 

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What is Happening in India?

India is in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. After months of varying restrictions and results, the country is being hit with one of the worst case loads recorded - and that doesn't account for unreported numbers. So, why did this happen? How did it happen?

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How to Talk to People About Getting Vaccinated

Another way to put us out of business - get your vaccine! The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada has accelerated in recent weeks. But if you - or someone you know - are still on the fence about whether or not to get your shot, here are some tips and reasons that might help you brave the complicated booking systems and line-ups.

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Protests and Lockdowns

Throughout 2020 and 2021 so far, there have been many reasons for social uproar in which people all over the world took it on themselves to organize marches and protests because they did not feel heard otherwise. Therein, one of the arguably most prominent occasions has been Covid-19 and its health restrictions.

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The Untold Fun Side of Wearing Masks

Masks have become a staple item that we don when entering public indoor spaces. While it can be frustrating and uncomfortable, there are some fun things that we could be hiding under that mask. From a fancy moustache to unfortunate blemishes, wearing a mask has some perks!

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Put Us Out Of Business... Please!

We’re ready to go out of business. But we can’t. Seriously. Put us out of business. We don’t want to have to be doing this. We want everything to get back to normal. Us not being in business means that everyone is safe and vaccinated. Us not being in business means that we’re returning to work and school and everything in between. Us not being in business means that we don’t need to sell masks and t-shirts to donate masks to people that need them. Until then, we’re going to keep trying our hardest to help people. When we started GiveAMask.ca, the most common question was “What are you going to do when Covid-19 ends”. And obviously we considered it....

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Happy Earth Day!

As our grasses regain their colour and our flowers begin to bloom, it is the perfect time  to celebrate our beautiful planet again. This time around, with the added environmental impacts of the global pandemic, it is more important than ever for us to pay attention and care for the place on which we live: the Earth.

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