Animal shelter receives donation from young boy who sews masks.
At a young age of eight, Lando Aldridge has developed a strong passion for helping animals in need. At six, Lando learned how to use the sewing machine, so he took this as an opportunity to raise funds for animals in need. With his talent in sewing, Lando thought of using it to sew hats and sell the same to people.
All the profits are donated to his animal shelter of choice, the Sanctuary Animal Rescue (SAR). With the high demands of facial masks due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Lando came up with a great idea for additional earnings.
The young kid sews masks for the healthcare professionals who are fighting the deadly disease. At first, Lando did not want to monetize this. Instead, he wanted to give the masks to healthcare professionals for free. However, since some of these people insisted on paying, he just accepted the money and donated it to SAR.
As of writing, the kid has already donated at least 40 facial masks to nurses. When the healthcare professionals learned about the kid’s advocacy, Lando received 250 orders of facial masks from different people.
Aside from the orders, the young kid received praise for the work he does for the healthcare professionals. He similarly got lauded for his advocacy. Whenever people learned that a kid was the brainchild of the masks, they get amazed because the masks are of good quality.
According to Lando, he appreciates the work and sacrifice that these healthcare professionals do to combat the coronavirus. Since he has nothing to do at home due to community quarantine, he thought of helping. Little did he know that he will get additional funding for SAR for this. According to Lando’s mom, the kid has already donated around $1,000 to the animal shelter.
Lando Aldridge, an 8-year-old boy in Alabaster, is giving back in a big way, using his sewing skills to help keep people safe during the coronavirus crisis. https://t.co/sCRFfj4yAe
— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) May 14, 2020
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