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It Takes A Village Bay Area Gives Thanks to our Community by donating our 174,000th face mask

It Takes A Village Bay Area (ITAV) is proud to have provided over 174,000 face masks to the Greater Bay Area SF community since the start of the Pandemic. When we entered into Shelter-In-Place in March 2020, ITAV was born. To date, the 450 member grass-roots community group has made and donated over 61,000 fabric face masks for children and adults, and over 115,000 refurbished N95’s. ITAV has also assembled and donated over 52,000 face shields and over 300 gallons of hand sanitizer. Our members include Boy/Girl Scout and youth community groups and a community of volunteers extending from Piedmont/Oakland, west to San Francisco, east to Dublin and south to San Jose. ITAV started with supporting the medically underserved including safety net hospitals, federally qualified health care centers and communities in need. These include Highland Hospital, UCSF Benioff Oakland Children’s Hospital, La Clinica, UCSF Zuckerberg SF General and Healthright 360 SF. Our current donations are focused on 2-5 year old children, school aged children and families and individuals in family homeless shelters.

ITAV is one of the few groups that continues to make and donate keeping our communities safe during the upcoming holiday season. You can help us continue our reach by volunteering to sew or refurbish N95s (all you need is a hole punch), or drive to deliver donations. See us at

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