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Yates Dry Cleaning Donates Over A Thousand Homemade Masks During the Pandemic

Local dry-cleaning shop Yates Dry Cleaning has donated hundreds of masks during the pandemic and added another 150 to their total in a donation to at-need children in Alexandria.

According to a press release from Yates, the company donated 150 face masks designed to limit the spread of coronavirus to PK Move, a local parkour company putting together boxes promoting physical activity during the pandemic.

“The masks will be included in 150 ‘PK Move in a box’ kits that will be distributed to at-need children in the Alexandria City School System,” the press release said. “[the boxes] feature creative ways to be active while social distancing.”

The donation was overseen by Mayor Justin Wilson.

“We are so lucky in this community to have a very generous business community,” Wilson said, “particularly during this time right now when our community is in such need.”

Yates Dry Cleaning has donated over 1,000 face masks to non-profits but also sells the masks for $15 with the full cost being donated to an employee relief fund.

Photos courtesy Yates Dry Cleaning

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Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.

Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.

For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good

Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood

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