I'm Tracy Krauter, a former park ranger and mom of 3 boys. Here I am with my husband, David, and grown boys Axel, Simon & Miles. We are in front of our house where since March 2 we have worked on our Mask Mission together, bringing 150,000 masks so far to your faces. We have donated 63,000 masks and counting. The need is great, the stories are heart-wrenching and inspiring.
As a maker, when the Coronavirus hit Seattle hard, I started making masks out of Napkin fabric I had on hand. Sewing could finally actually save lives!
I created Splash Fabric, a line of durable fun, eco-friendly fashion and homegoods made out of fabric I design. We have pivoted to shipping and donating thousands of masks everyday. Uniquely situated to connect sewers, customers, and those in need of donations, Splash Fabric’s Mask Mission began this March.
Continuing our history of involvement in community outreach, local arts initiatives, environmentally friendly production and Seattle's small business community, Splash Fabric has converted their small business into a HUGE mask making operation. The grassroots, family run, eco-friendly, USA made, mask mission is just getting started. Join us in slowing the spread!
Because of the support of customers and our incredible network, we've donated over 63,000 masks to community organizations, healthcare workers, houseless people, refugees and elders. You can find a list of some of these wonderful organizations we've given masks to below! I'm so grateful to respond to COVID in a meaningful way and will continue to provide resources for any and all who want to join us. Thank You!
We found the perfect donation partner in Candace Frank and her group, Crafters Against Covid19, who mobilize local crafters with supplies, patterns and motivational deadlines to make masks for donations to health care, and essential workers and the under served among us. We have donated fabric (about 1,800 yds so far) and our shop cutter to cut the pieces for kits that are given to the work force of local home stitchers who stitch them up. They have an impressive net work of volunteers who make and distribute kits, sew them, and collect and then drop 'em off. They’ve donated 40,000 masks so far!!! Our pieces are helping.
Splash Fabric's Donation List - Check out these amazing organizations and Donate if you can!
Neighborcare - provides comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty accessing care.
Bloodworks - provides a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals.
Tilth Alliance & Tilth Good Food Bag - works in community with Washington farmers, gardeners and eaters to build a sustainable, healthy and equitable food future.
Urban Family - provides grassroots and collaborative leadership, intervention programs, training, and consultation to neighborhoods under duress of systemic poverty, oppression, gangs and youth violence.
World Relief - resettles thousands of refugees in the Seattle area.
International Refugee Committee - provides clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.
CUCS - develops affordable housing and provides integrated programs that link housing, health and social services for New York’s homeless and most vulnerable people.
PCC Farmland Trust - is a nonprofit land trust working to protect and steward threatened farmland in Washington. We work to keep land in production by making it accessible to future generations of farmers.
Full Life Care - is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and their caregivers. We provide services to adults of all ages, including wellness programming with seniors. Full Life Care also serves individuals struggling with chronic illness, behavioral health issues and physical or developmental disabilities, regardless of their income.
Seattle Public Schools - ensure equitable access, and excellence in education for every student.