Masks are so important, beautiful and creative right now, we’re offering prizes when you wear yours, and we want to help Ward 6 Mutual Aid get them to everyone in the community!
Post a photo of yourself in yourÂ most creative, unique or funnyÂ face mask and tag @HillRag â€“itâ€™s that easy to stay safe and have fun!
The Grand Prize Winner will be immortalized in a custom art piece by local Hill Artist, Karin EdgettÂ (www.karinedgett.art), whose portrait of our mask-wearing Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) graced the cover of the July issue of our sister publication East of the River. Her “Flower Mosaic” collection is currently showing at 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
The funniest masks and fun-est photos will also be eligible to win prizes fromÂ our Eastern Market Main Street sponsors,Â Labyrinth Puzzles & Games,Â Tunnicliffâ€™s Tavern,Â GroovyDC, Eastern Market Nails,Â Michael Anthony Salon,Â ClothesÂ Encounters,Â RadiciÂ andÂ Captain Cookie and the Milkman.
Winning photos will be published onÂ hillrag.comÂ and in our Oct. 3rdÂ print issue.
Deadline to submit is Sept. 15. Submissions can also be made via email:Â [email protected]
Keep Each Other Safe: Donate Masks
As we all work to keep one another safe by wearing our masks, there are still many in need of supplies. Contact Ward 6 Mutual AidÂ if you would like to donate or volunteer to sew masks for distribution to Ward 6 residents!Â More information is also available on instagramÂ here.
Ward 6 Mutual Aid (W6MA) delivers materials to our neighbors in need throughout Ward 6, including masks.Â The team includes reusable adult/teen (ages 13+) and children’s masks (ages 7-12 and ages 3-6) in bags that delivered to neighbors who call the hotline and partner organizations in need (as they are able).Â They also give disposable masks to unhoused neighbors residing in tent encampments.
So far, W6MA has distributed over 10,000 masks, including more than 1,000 masks in backpacks prepared for the Back to School Bash.Â The majority of these masks have been donated either by organizations or individuals.Â There is also have a team of volunteers who sew masks, and W6MA is always looking for more sewing volunteers.
You can learn more about W6MA efforts and how you can help by visiting serveyourcitydc.org/covid-19-emergency-response