Saving the world with masks

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The PEACH Pit recently partnered with Sew Blessed Alterations to provide face masks for employees at the Fort Valley Post Office.

A seamstress with a cause

Kandace Marie Hodge, owner of Sew Blessed Alterations who works at The PEACH PIT, came up with the idea. She provided the fabric and other supplies, and The PEACH Pit provided volunteer labor, better known as grandchildren. The work was done at Smiley’s Flea Market in Macon, where Kandace Marie’s shop is housed. The flea market was closed, which allowed the team to maintain a safe distance from others.

The work entitled ironing interfacing onto fabric, cutting and pinning patterns, cutting fabric, stitching masks, ironing mask seams and inserting elastic.

So far, the postal workers have received 30 of the 52 masks needed to protect them. The remainder were awaiting delivery.