A few protective masks on a table with the total revealed, 40,524 masks

With the requirement to wear face coverings when in a public place and social distancing needed, the Antioch Mask Brigade has recently donated a supply of masks to both ACHS and Lakes. The group was organized by Anna Fielder (Haley) who graduated from ACHS in 1998. Linda Zeman, retired ACHS teacher, is also part of this group, as is student services secretary Stephanie Geiger. Here are some stats on how this awesome group of people have impacted our community—

The current numbers: Over 37,000 masks 31 football fields of fabric 145 football fields of elastic

The Antioch Mask Brigade’s mission is to continue providing masks for as long as possible, through donations. This SEW-tastic crew goes long hours, 16 hours a day, to keep pace. All of their time, talents and energies are donated, including the masks; nothing sold. Please consider donating on their GoFundMe page. You can also find a list of where their donations have made an impact.

Masks have gone to: Village of Antioch’s Police Department, Antioch Fire Department, Antioch Post Office, Meijer, Butera, Lakes High School staff,Antioch Chamber of Commerce, Allendale, The US Navy, Victory Lakes, Vista, Amazon, Chicago Fire Department, and Northbrook Police Department, Wings Etc, Lovin Oven, Wisconsin Correctional Department, Antioch Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Antioch Seniors, Carol Stream Police Department, Hillcrest Nursing Center, Condell Hospital, Centegra, North Western Medicine McHenry Hospital, Lake County Corrections, Home Instead Senior Care, Berwyn FD, Northwestern Lake Forest, Antioch Township, Lake County Health Department, Vista Labor and Delivery, Vista Emergency Room, Grand Appliance, Village of Victory Lakes, Good Shepard Hospital, Ascension All Saints Hospital of Racine, Froedtert of Milwaukee, Froedtert South, Orchard Medical Center, Walgreens, Cancer Treatment Center Zion, Racine Police Department, Caledonia Police Department, Strang’s Funeral Home, Waukegan Fire Department, Bristol Post Office staff & Trevor Mail Carrier, Cosley Zoo, Wheaton IL, Grayslake/Saddlebrook Farms Mail Carrier, Libertyville Toyota, Riverside Insights, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, U of C PICU, Quality Service and Repair, Advocate Aurora, R & K Construction, Advocate at home Lake Zurich, Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, Aurora Sinai Milwaukee, Lake Bluff Park District, Liberty Auto City, Loyola Hospital ER, Warren Barr Golf Coast, CJR Tri Lakes Realty, Will Tremonte’s Barber Shop, Rock County Correction Center, Woodman’s Grocery store, McHenry Hospital, Michaels Craft store employees, Big Daddy Pump Company Gas Station, Home Depo employees, Celebration Health Hospital, Northwest Neurology, Pain Management Surgical team & Office staff– Advocate Medical Group, Northwest Cancer Infusion Center – Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Condell Women’s Health Center, Radiation Oncology Center – Advocate Condell Medical Center, Echocardiogram nurses – Condell Hospital, Libertyville IL, CT Scan technician and nurse – Condell Hospital, Libertyville IL, West Tower Front desk & Registration staff – Condell Hospital, Libertyville IL, Radiology and EKG Express Check-In staff - Condell Hospital, Libertyville IL, Food Banks, Antioch Jewel, Crystal Lake Jewel, State Farm Insurance in Round Lake, Sam’s Cement Company, Lake County Grading Company, Ravenswood Title, Fox Lake Senior Living Apartments, Dog N Suds, and many friends, family and neighbors of the Antioch Mask Brigade.