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Lexington organization partners with Louisville boutique to donate hundreds of masks to local elementary school

Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 17:52:45-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Super Hero Mask Project has teamed up with a Louisville boutique to donate hundreds of masks to a Lexington elementary school ahead of the 2020-21 school year.

The Super Hero Mask Project is a group in Lexington that helps provide masks to people who are at risk.

Picadome Elementary School received 670 masks for the students and staff to use.

"These are reusable," said Britney Renbarger, owner of Pink Tag Boutique. "They can be washed and hopefully last a little bit longer."

Picadome Elementary is a Title 1 school, meaning it has a larger number of students with low-income families.

Even though students will start the school year with NTI work, a school administrator was concerned families might not have the resources to buy a face mask.

"We want to see our kids, we want to make sure they're okay," Picadome Elementary Principal Jennifer Hutchison said. "We want to support our families whether their kids are in our building or at home and we are still teaching them. We want to make sure they're safe when they are in their homes but also when they're out in the community."

Renbarger said the partnership between Pink Tag and the Super Hero Mask Project was a no-brainer.

"Growing up, our family was a low-income family," she said. "I remember the stress of my parents not being able to afford our school supplies. For my sister and I to be able to help these families who can't afford school supplies or a mask, it means a lot to us."