To remind and encourage people to continue using masks, BAPS Charities distributed more than 130,000 face masks free of charge to families in communities across Canada in March 2021. As people get vaccinated, they may want to put the guard down but BAPS Charities wanted to remind everyone that it is still essential to continue using PPE to protect themselves, their families, friends, and neighbours.
The care packages containing masks were delivered by over 135 BAPS Charities volunteers, following social distancing protocols, to seniors, families and international students in cities across Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.
Each care package contained face masks, a calendar and a card wishing everyone well. Many expressed their gratitude for receiving the masks and were touched by the care and concern of BAPS Charities for their well-being.
Leading System Consultants (LSC) generously donated these masks to BAPS Charities to be distributed within the community.
Over the past year, BAPS Charities has supported communities in 43 cities across Canada by donating PPE, distributing care packages, making phone calls of support, organizing webinars on topics such as mental health, physical wellness, Covid-19 safety, empowering youth and seniors and other initiatives during the pandemic.
BAPS Charities volunteers in locations across Canada and around the world continue to assess the situation in their local communities to effectively provide support. “We are thankful to our volunteers, supporters and well-wishers who are helping to keep the community, healthcare professionals and essential service providers safe during these difficult times”, said Yogesh Patel, President of BAPS Charities, Canada.