COTTON FACE MASKS
Seeing that many people still lack access to face masks, we decided that we want to make reusable cotton face masks ands sell them for a cheaper price than those listed on Etsy or Amazon. Many people can still be seen in public places like supermarkets without wearing a mask. This puts not only themselves at risk, but also those around them. We believe in a time like this, it is imperative that everyone stays protected while still leaving medical grade surgical masks and N95s to our workers on the front lines. The proceeds will go to Womankind, an organization providing services and shelters for survivors of gender based violence. Their history of being the first helpline/lifeline created for Asian domestic violence survivors on the East Coast resonated with us and our beliefs for equality and acceptance of everyone, regardless of race, gender, or identity.
In August 2020, our productions team (Ashlyn Thitibordin and Jackie Kwan) produced handmade fabric masks to donate to the Grenville Boys and Girls Club in Locust Valley, New York.
WOMAN TO WOMAN
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another. But this time can be especially challenging for underprivileged women with limited access to menstrual products. Without proper feminine hygiene products, these women run the risk of contracting vaginal infections that could be potentially fatal. That’s why we at Project Angel Island have decided to raise money to help our less fortunate sisters get through this tough time. Each donation helps us buy feminine products, which we can then donate to Woman to Woman (an organization distributing feminine products to the underprivileged). An amount as small as five dollars helps two more women safely get through their cycle. Because although daily life has stopped, periods have not. In April, we have started our initiative to provide women with menstrual products through Woman to Woman and have continued to do so.
We have set up a gofundme to raise money in order to buy feminine products and donate them to homeless shelters in NYC.
In honor of pride month, our team decided to create handmade bracelets representing pride. We've created 7 designs representing pride, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, pansexual and suicide prevention. Each design is based on the colors of the community. 80% of the profits go to The Trevor Project, The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Visit our Etsy page for more details!
In June, we launched cute stickers that can be put on laptops, water bottles or any surface! We will be splitting the proceeds and donating half to The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and the other half to Campaign Zero, a non profit who supports the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. These stickers were created by graphic designers: Claire Lee & Jillian Miu.
PAI X HHLI
For the month of September and October, Project Angel Island has partnered with HHLI to fundraise over $1000 to buy necessities like toothbrush and toothpaste, bedding, and menstrual products for the SCO Family Center. Through GoFundMe and Project Angel Island's etsy sales we were able to donate over 2000 units of goods.
From left to right: Oscar Yan, Hasan Siddiqui, Joshua Dong, Pranav Nair, Iris Fan, Ashley Lu, Kaitlyn Thitibordin
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Continuing with our donations to shelters and those in need, for Thanksgiving we decided to use our funds to buy canned goods and non perishable goods for the Mary Brennan Inn. The Mary Brennan Inn is a soup kitchen in Hempstead, New York that distributes goods to those in need. Food insecurity has become an issue that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and we believe that a few cans of food can save families from starving on Thanksgiving.