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Looking for a COVID-19 mask? PECI has you covered

image of the Panther face maskJune 5, 2020—Students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute care about their community and are demonstrating their entrepreneurship.

The PECI Make Poverty History Club is selling Panther Pride fabric (non-medical) face masks as its latest #OneTeam fundraising project. Their efforts are to help to flatten the local COVID-19 infection curve, protect vulnerable people in our community and raise money for the local food banks.

Masks are $15  or two for $25. They are Canadian-sourced, made of anti-microbial, hypoallergenic microfibre and feature an around-the ear design, with a soft polyester lycra binding and a comfortable fabric area 5” x 7” in size. All masks are colour sublimated in PECI garnet and feature the distinctive Panther logo.

Historically, the Make Poverty History Club has raised funds to support a range of initiatives, from  helping Kenyan villages to become self-sustainable, to raising awareness about equity issues worldwide. Working in concert with the PECI Environment and GSA clubs as The Justice League, their goal is to promote social and environmental justice at home and abroad. This is no small task, but these Panthers are up to the challenge!

This year, that challenge has a local focus. Club mentor and teacher Marian Moon said, “With or without the need for volunteer hours, this core group is driven to serve its community—to make a difference. Given the current situation with the pandemic, it just made sense for us to address food security issues here in The County for this year’s keystone project.”

Teacher Janet Curran added, “PECI is, and always has been, a community school. It’s more important than ever that our students have a sense of agency, that they know they are not helpless in the face of a crisis. Through this project, they have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding that community means more than a physical building where our classes take place.”

All profits will be donated to the Wellington Storehouse and Picton United Church Food Banks. Delivery is expected within the next few weeks and orders are being taken now.

To place an order for one or more PECI Panther #OneTeam face masks, please contact Marian Moon, [email protected]


Last updated: June 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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