SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Students can start the school year with a locally-made face mask.
Interform, a nonprofit organization that employs local Congolese and Marshallese residents, donated 2,500 handmade fabric masks to Springdale High School.
Communications Coordinator Rochelle Bailey says the donation is an important step in keeping kids safe.
“It’s our top priority. Our main priority is to make sure everyone’s safe in our community and surrounding areas in Northwest Arkansas,” Bailey said. “We really feel like we’ve got a head start and kinda kicked it off, and hopefully people will follow suit.”
Interform has donated over 21,000 masks across the region.