Sujata Gupta, Providence Day School Extended Day Teacher and alumni parent of daughter Aditi ‘10, has supplied and cut fabric for over 1,000 masks and stitched over 550 in an effort to help the community through face mask donations over the past two months.
Gupta has sewn masks for multiple local groups by coordinating with community workers and women’s organizations. Her first projects involved making 30+ bandanas for nurses at Levine Children’s Hospital followed by cutting fabric for 500 masks for a breast cancer volunteer organization, all using her own fabric. Subsequently, she did a few additional projects sewing headbands and cotton face masks for a homeless shelter, domestic violence victims, and nursing homes. She is also sewing masks for the PD night crew.
“The motivation for all this came from my daughter Aditi and my wonderful Extended Day colleagues Lynn, Smita, and Kenna,” says Gupta. “I am really glad that I am able to do something for the community. I am also so very thankful to the Extended Day family for arranging a loaner sewing machine when mine broke down!” Gupta is willing to sew masks for other groups or individuals in need.
Community members able to donate ⅛” elastic, 100% cotton fabric, fusible nonwoven interfacing, or 1-1 ½” buttons, please email Sujata at firstname.lastname@example.org.