Iowa Woman Creates Neighborhood 'Giving Tree' with Free Face Masks

Deb Siggins had a personal goal of hand-making 100 cloth masks for St. Luke's Hospital's medical staff in Iowa. But when others in the medical community... plus family members... and friends asked her to make more, Siggins said: "I just kept making them and making them."

After donating masks to the medical community, firefighters and paramedics, Siggins still had leftover masks. So she decided to hang the masks on a pine tree in her front yard, creating a neighborhood "giving tree".

"My husband decorates the tree for Christmas, so I thought, 'Oh, I'll just put these on the tree and do something funky.' I never dreamed it would do this," Siggins said.

Word soon spread and now she estimates that she's hand-sewn over 650 masks!

But that doesn't mean she's going to stop.

"I'm going to go until the need's not there," she added.. "When someone contacts me, I just let them know that they're out now, or they'll be more tomorrow."

Read the full story on the Better Homes & Gardens website.

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