Many charity organisations have been faced with their busiest year yet, with the demand of face masks soaring.
One Aussie business has been reaching out to charities, to provide them with free face masks, with the aim of giving away $1 million worth.
“In March 2020, we knew we had to take the opportunity to create positive change,” says Founding Director of SParms (Sun Protection Arm Sleeves), Mimi Lee.
“Before the official position on face masks had been announced, we had already spent a month on the drawing board at SParms HQ designing our V1 face masks and introducing them to our audience.”
SParms products include SParms golfing sleeve, worn by professional golfers.
Ms Lee says that their masks are made from high-tech fabric, with a maximum SPF rating 50+. Additionally, they are lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking, with a 4-way stretch combined with a motion 3D pattern for maximum comfort and performance.
“Our face masks are ideal for all types of environments, and importantly perfect for charity workers to wear while undertaking caregiving activities,” continues Ms Lee.
“Charities can’t afford to give their volunteers face masks, we decided to step up and help them out.”
So far the team have donated over $87,000 worth of masks to charities.
“Our aim is to give away $1 million dollars’ worth of face masks this financial year.
“We have enjoyed strong support from our community of customers over the years and donating masks is a key way we can give back.”
SParms has donated some 5800 face masks to charities across the United States and Australia.
The charities who have received face mask donations in Australia include, the Micah Foundation Brisbane, Food Bank Brisbane and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
“Everyone can get involved and help us donate more masks,” says Ms Lee.
“Our mask share program enables anyone that purchases a mask through our website to donate a mask. Simply jump on to our website, purchase a mask and we will automatically donate a mask to charity. It’s that simple!”
For more information, please visit sparms.com.au.