Over the last six weeks, the Kempenfelt Community Players (KCP) sewing team has produced
nearly 1,400 headbands to assist local frontline workers and relieve ear strain caused by wearing
masks and PPE. The team, led by costumer Brenda Thompson, is making headbands and masks for workers
at local nursing homes, RVH, and the VON. The demand for headbands and masks has not diminished as
the team continues to receive requests for more on a regular basis.
Since their initial call for donations, the team has received nearly $800 in monetary donations, as
well as metres and metres of donated fabric, buttons, and sewing materials. They are incredibly
grateful to all who have contributed as this initiative really took off thanks to their generosity.
“Special thanks to Moving Art, South Simcoe Theatre, and Theatre by the Bay for allowing Brenda to
raid your costume departments and to our list of private donors, please know that they could not
have done it without you,” says Lianne Romans, the Chair of the KCP Board of Directors.
However, as requests continue to come in, particularly for the headbands, the team still needs your
support. Cash donations are most appreciated as the group can purchase materials in bulk to keep
the sewers sewing and keep our health care system going through these incredibly tough times. Or,
should you happen to be in possession of jersey knit fabric (or similar stretchy fabric) and
buttons between .75” and 1.5” in diameter to create headbands these are the materials that are in
the highest demand.
Anyone who would like to offer a donation can do so by contacting [email protected]