masks for everyone

#WishBoard is a project to help causes
which impact peoples' lives through one initiative at a time

About

Currently, distributing masks in 20+ cities in India and US + supporting workers who were laid off due to COVID-19.

It all started as a wish list by creating a catalogue of meaningful causes to support them than gifting me birthday presents and launched it with an instagram post to help an animal shelter raise funds. Every cause is different from the other and its impact affects variety of recipients. With COVID-19 outbreak, being an immigrant in foreign land made us all realize the value of care, concern, support and feeling of belonging.
That's the beginning of #WishBoard.
Now it operates in the US and in India.


Highlighted cause

👉🏼 #WishBoard Masks
Raised : ₹ 37,866.95 ($ 504.89) & 2501 masks
An initiative to help everyone with a mask at this dire situation; distributing masks for homeless and less privileged. Three W’s to ward off COVID-19: wearing a mask, washing your hands, and watching your distance. But of the three, the most important thing is wearing a mask.

The impact of this project can be noticed in two countries in the US and India.

Our masks are distributed in Indiana PA, Monroeville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Morgantown WV, New York city, Detroit, Charlotte NC, Washington DC, parts of Maryland, Falls Church VA, Nashua NH, Chicago and have reached as far as Las Vegas in the USA and Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Chittor district and Mysore are the cities in India.

The ways to help us :
• Send us masks - numbers do not matter.
• Contribute funds - we buy masks from local sellers, self-help or minority women groups who sew masks to earn their living.
• You can get in touch at sankethys@gmail.com to learn more.

Partner companies :
Kym Laret from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rafi Nova, Murdy Creative, Everbrand, Sock Fancy, CVR UP, InCare, BS Brand, DODOcase, MASK-FOUR-Mask, Zoca Gear and Chikori Ethnic.

Indian card holders :

US and other residents :


Previous Causes

👉🏼 Four Footed Friends, Indiana, PA
Raised ~ ₹ 19,333.24 / $ 261.26
In honor of Molly, Judy's cat, which she piloted with a donation of $ 105, funds will be collected in her rememberance and all the proceeds will be donated to Four Footed Friends, a no-kill animal shelter in Indiana, PA.

👉🏼HasiruDala, Bangalore, India
Raised ~ ₹ 2285.30 / $ 30
Hasiru Dala (the “Green Force”) is a social impact organization that focuses on justice for wastepickers through interventions co-created with the wastepickers. They help ~ 3500 families with food and supplies for COVID-19 affected people.

👉🏼 Four Footed Friends, Indiana, PA
Raised ~ ₹ 2220 / $ 30
Four Footed Friends (FFF), which was founded in 1982, is a local, non-profit organization, which helps homeless animals in a variety of ways.

👉🏼 Indiana County Humane Society, Indiana, PA
Raised ~ ₹ 2220 / $ 30
It is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering to all animals, providing safe haven and compassion to the animals in our care, placing unwanted animals in permanent, responsible homes, investigating and prosecuting cases of animal cruelty, measurably reducing companion animal overpopulation, and taking a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals.

Contact

You can e-mail me any questions you have, about the initiative, causes or anything under the sun and I'll answer my best : sankethys@gmail.com


Numbers don't lie and neither does the media. Everyone's trust, help and compassion has helped in making this world better. Here are the press coverage's by The Indiana Gazette and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Made it to the front page of The Indiana Gazette
The second feature in Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Request masks

We are getting mask requests across the social channels and to make the requests coherent, you can fill out this application.

You can request masks for personal use or to distribute in your community.

Request here.