It all started when a lonely neighbor of Becky’s needed a purpose and Becky suggested she sew masks for the local healthcare community. After Becky posted the story on her Facebook newsfeed, Mary Beth Kratsas went to work and created the Sewing for Angels Facebook Page.
According to Kratsas, ‘it’s our way of giving back. Neither Becky nor myself can sew but we can organize so that’s what we did.’ To date, the Facebook group has more than 550 members. Over 2300 masks have been requested from local healthcare organizations. Over 1100 masks have been delivered and $625 has been raised on the Go Fund Me page Auer started. ‘So many people wanted to sew, help with pick up and delivery of supplies, volunteer or donate so the group houses everything in one place’ says Auer.
Every few days, Kratsas and Auer go LIVE in their group to thank their volunteers and find out how things are progressing. The volunteers are from all over the Pittsburgh area.
Kratsas’ storefront MBK Photography studio is the hub. ‘I have a whole process where we are practicing social distancing and we are taking precautions so we are safe, our volunteers are safe and so are the supplies’ says Mary Beth.
‘It’s really taken on a life of its own’ says Kratsas. ‘ It’s exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time and we wouldn’t have it any other way.’
To learn more about the Sewing for Angels group visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingForAngels/
To make a donation, visit gf.me/u/xsfqv5
About MBK Photography
Mary Beth Kratsas owner and photographer, is a world renown photographer who passionately creates beautiful custom wall portraits to treasure a lifetime. Her work has been acknowledged in the countries of Jordan, China, Taiwan and the USA. She travels anywhere in the world offering her photographic talents to clients, families and travel agencies and board of tourisms across the globe. Her works have been on display at a gallery presentation in NY at the Academy of the Arts, in LA She also photographs destination weddings or weddings here in Pittsburgh. She is also the official photographer for Pittsburgh Fashion Week. Her style is both editorial, playful and romantic.
You can find out more about Mary Beth Kratsas and her work at www.MBKPhotography.com
About Becky Auer
Becky Auer is a 3X multi-million dollar business owner. She is a top-rated business coach and international keynote speaker. Becky works with small business owners and helps them take their business to the next level in mastermind groups, VIP groups and in her online No BS Marketing Meetings. She is also a passionate fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You can find out more about Becky Auer at www.BeckyAuer.com
Learn More About MBK Photography
Address: 3940 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 229-8749
Learn More About Becky Auer
Phone: (412) 301-3019
Social Media: Sewing for Angels Facebook Page
3940 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146