It has been an absolute honour to work alongside our most disadvantaged communities, through the Middlemore foundation and support them with face masks
We have been thrilled with both the quality and quantity, as well as the value, of your amazing masks. I have been on the phone with several marae staff and CEOs over the last few days, and some of our community not-for-profits who are getting the masks out and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The brand has been a big boost to all.
Natasha from Manurewa Marae says your masks are the most comfortable and the more cool (in both senses) and the whaanau have been really excited to wear them.
Tony the CEO from Papakura Marae says it is by far his favourite mask personally and he commented "Do you mean the Annah Stretton masks? They are awesome and the young people love them as well". I can see him in a nice flowery one - he has that personality!
Melissa from the Pride Project has been getting them to the most challenged whaanau in particular they young ones whose families are battling with drugs, addiction and gang issues. She says they feel so special getting such lovely masks to wear. She says there is depth of despair and loss of hope out there right now and your beautiful masks make people feel loved and cared for and have made a real difference, it's amazing how much a small thing can count.
Many thanks again, we fully comprehend the contribution and effort you and Sami are making.
It's hard to put into words, but it's great to be a part of.
Ka mau te wehi! Kia kahi, kia manawanui,
CEO Middlemore foundation