Join WashMasks Mutual Aid and Seattle Children’s Theatre in solidarity for Washington’s farmworkers. As temperatures lower in Washington, so does the risk of cold weather exposure; help protect those who feed us via the Cold Weather Exposure Prevention Donation Drive. Bring an item to help reduce the stress of cold weather and receive a free snack from the SCT concession stand. Donations are accepted throughout the run of A Very Electric Christmas in the lobby at SCT.
What can you bring?
- Coats (all sizes)
- Sweaters/sweatshirts/hoodies (all sizes)
- New socks
- Work boots
- Emergency hand & feet warmers
- Select books from this culturally inclusive book list (please note, only these titles will be accepted at this time)
All clothing items must be clean, gently used, or new, please do not give us items that are torn, dirty, or heavily used. Please, no used socks.
Why do cold weather conditions impact farmworkers?
Farmworkers work outdoors through wind, rain, snow, and ice. They risk frostbite and hypothermia to ensure that we have the food we need to nourish ourselves and our families through the winter. Many farmworkers arriving in Washington are from warmer climates and are underprepared to be living and working in these conditions. Those who feed us deserve to be safe and warm. Winter clothing donations will be distributed to farmworkers in Wenatchee, Skagit and Lower Yakima Valleys.
November 16 – December 31, 2023
WashMasks Mutual Aid works with communities to provide care, creative joy, and community to Washington farmworkers, their families, and other BIPOC rural communities. We believe farmworkers and rural communities deserve safety, equity, and dignity.
Who Are We?
WashMasks was formed in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. WashMasks is an all-volunteer mutual aid consisting of artists, classroom teachers, public school administrators, activists, and the extended arts community from across Washington state. The communities we work with deserve support, dignity, and advocacy. WashMasks works in solidarity with rural community activists, schools, organizations, educators, farmworker unions, migrant youth, and farmworkers themselves. WashMasks aims to amplify and support these communities and their leaders.
What Is Mutual Aid?
Mutual aid is an act of solidarity among communities and neighbors. Mutual aid work happens when communities work collaboratively in addressing community needs.
Want to contribute another way?
WashMasks is entirely volunteer lead and run-- this work is only possible via community participation. There are so many ways that you can participate via your time, energy, and/or wheels. Check the link for more specific information on volunteering. Thank you in advance and look forward to you joining us with care, community, and creative joy for the families and individuals who feed us all.