Coral Springs charities donate over 600 face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 • Coral Springs Talk

By Jaime Vining

the CDC recommend – and Broward County Emergency Orders require – residents and visitors wear face coverings in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Locally, various organizations in Coral Springs have joined forces to put masks in the hands — or on the faces — of vulnerable residents in need.

Recognizing that COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for individuals and governments, the Ismaili Community of Florida organized a group of intergenerational I-CERV volunteers to find and produce much-needed reusable face coverings.

I-CERVwhich stands for Ismaili Community Engaged-in Responsible Volunteering, is a voluntary organization committed to sharing the time, knowledge and resources of its members for the improving the quality of life of the community as a whole.

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These volunteers have spent countless hours lining up to source the best materials available, cutting, sewing and assembling reusable masks to support the most vulnerable members of our communities during the pandemic.


I-CERV volunteer Razia Pullen sewing masks.

I-CERV volunteers then joined the philanthropic association Project direction, United Student Networkand the Youth Innovation Table to distribute the masks.

Crystal Boudreau, president of Students United Network, collected more than 600 hand-sewn masks and coordinated with Coral Springs City Hall for the community project.

“Giving back to the community felt right and necessary in the times we live in today,” Boudreau said. “There is a need for unity now in the community, and giving a mask was just the way to do it.”

Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook, who founded the Youth Innovation Table, said he was pleased with the results.

“I’m glad I was able to play a small part in connecting those in need with a resource provided by such a caring organization,” he said.

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Jaime Vining
Jaime Vining

Jaime Vining is originally from Florida, but recently moved to Parkland. By day, she’s a Florida Bar-certified intellectual property attorney, an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Law, and an avid blogger.
Before graduating from law school, Jaime was a featured reporter for publications like Orlando Sentinel and aXis Magazine.
Jaime is also a mom to two little boys and you’ll regularly find her running early in the morning at Pine Trails Park trying to keep up with them.