From Burial Gowns To Masks - Share Lemonade

From Burial Gowns To Masks

Shared by: Hazel Flint-Jones

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In 2012, my son was stillborn. In his honor I started a nonprofit called Matties Memory. We provide families with memory bags and bereavement items and turn formal dresses into burial gowns. We have been doing this because Milwaukee has very limited resources for bereaved families. It’s a labor of love and something that gives meaning to my son Matthew’s death.


On March 11, when it looked imminent that we were going to be on lockdown, we changed over to making masks. We collected all the cotton fabric we had and started making masks as quickly as we could. We also signed up to make masks for United Way with the kits available at Fiserv Forum. As of this week, we have made and donated 4,000 face masks in various sizes to organizations and individuals. We will continue to do so until the need stops.

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