Broadway worker turns to mask making during the pandemic

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One out-of-work Broadway worker is stitching together a fundraiser for the arts.

Joelyn Wilkosz is one of many in the theater industry who is struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She set up shop in her home in Springboro, and has been sewing COVID-19 masks since March.

In November, she started making customized artistic masks for the Princess Grace foundation, which awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships to theater-based artists.

“The arts, especially live entertainment, has been left behind and a lot of the pandemic funding and pandemic support, restaurants are getting help, small businesses are getting help, the arts are kind of left off by the side.” Wilkosz said.

To learn more about these special masks, you can click here.

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