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Hispanic Seamstresses Supply New York with Masks and Hope

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The sewing group, made up of a dozen Hispanic women, meet in the basement of the church of San Pedro in Yonkers to make the masks that Catholic Charities later donates to those most in need. / Telemundo 

By TELEMUNDO 47 • Posted on April 14, 2020 • Updated at 3:38 pm on the 14 April 2020

A group of Hispanic seamstresses in the city of Yonkers, Westchester County joined together to make face masks to supply the community amid a shortage of medical supplies. 

These women in action use a home sewing machine, thread and cloth to contribute to a community project led by the non-profit organization Catholic Charities. 

The sewing group, made up of a dozen Hispanic women, meet in the basement of the church of San Pedro in Yonkers to make the masks that Catholic Charities later donates to those most in need. The charitable organization also donates the materials to the sewing group. 

This is the same group of women who made the tablecloths that Pope Francis used in his masses during his visit to the Big Apple in 2015. 

Those interested in joining this group can obtain more information at www.catholiccharitiesny.org . You can also call toll free (888) 744-7900. 

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

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