Palm Beach Mask, a company dedicated to manufacturing locally made PPE equipment, donated 100,000 disposable facemasks to government offices, medical organizations, first responders and nonprofit groups across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast this holiday season.
Palm Beach Mask was created as a spinoff of Canvas Designers to combat the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by longtime Acreage residents Mike and Pam Erickson, along with their sons John and Robert, Palm Beach Mask produces, distributes, markets and sells consumer-grade and medical-grade facemasks.
“We, as a family, decided to pivot some of our resources and know-how to start this venture in the hopes of helping everyone in our community get through this pandemic,” Erickson said. “We have to work together to end the pandemic, and only then will we be able to return to a normal life.”
Facemasks remain a vital weapon in the battle against COVID-19. Face coverings can prevent the transmission of germs from person to person. With COVID-19 cases increasing in the United States, Palm Beach Mask has taken the step to further help local communities by donating masks. While many Americans will receive the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks and months, experts stress that facemasks are still helpful in combating this pandemic until the vaccine has widespread effects. Facemasks and the vaccine can work together to save millions of American lives.
Palm Beach Mask has donated thousands of face masks to local organizations throughout the pandemic, but this marks the company’s first opportunity to give back in a much bigger way and truly make a difference. Palm Beach Mask is spreading safety and goodwill throughout the region by delivering boxes of 2,000 facemasks decorated in the holiday spirit to 50 community-based organizations. The company is also donating masks to both the Boca Raton Bowl and the Delray Beach Open tennis tournament, two large-venue events that will take place in Palm Beach County over the next month.
Palm Beach Mask’s three-ply facemasks are made from non-woven fabrics, including a high-quality inner filter that exceeds 98 percent BFE filtration. In addition, the holiday-themed facemasks provide a fun, colorful alternative to the typical disposable face coverings sold in stores.
“Tis the season for giving, and as a local startup disposable mask manufacturing company, we want to contribute to our local communities in as big a way as we can,” Erickson said. “Please help support our startup and watch for another 100,000-mask donation this spring.”
For more information about Palm Beach Mask, visit www.pbmask.com.