Palm Beach Mask, a Riviera Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE), will donate 100,000 disposable facemasks to government offices, medical organizations, first responders and non-profit groups across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast this holiday season.
The company was created as a spin-off of Canvas Designers, a Riviera Beach custom marine canvas shop, to combat the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by Mike and Pam Erickson along with their sons John and Robert, Palm Beach Mask produces, distributes, markets and sells consumer-grade and medical-grade facemasks.
“We, as a family, decided to pivot some of our resources and know-how to start this venture in the hopes of helping everyone in our community get through this pandemic,” says Mike Erickson. “We have to work together to end the pandemic, and only then will we be able to return to a normal life.”
The company has donated thousands of face masks to local organizations throughout the pandemic, but this marks the company’s first opportunity to give back in a much bigger way. It will deliver holiday-themed facemasks to 50 community-based organizations. The company is also donating masks to both the Boca Bowl and the Delray Open Tennis Tournament, two large-venue events that will take place in Palm Beach County over the next month.
Palm Beach Mask’s three-ply facemasks are made from nonwoven fabrics including a high-quality inner filter than exceeds 98% bacterial filtration efficiency. In addition, the holiday-themed facemasks provide a fun, colorful alternative to the typical disposable face coverings sold in stores.
“Tis the season for giving, and as a local startup disposable mask manufacturing company, we want to contribute to our local communities in as big of way as we can,” says Erickson. “We hope that this holiday season we will make a difference and so will the people who wear our donated masks. Please help support our startup and watch for another 100,000-mask donation this spring.”
For more information, visit https://pbmask.com.