Donating Masks To Teachers On National Teachers Day, May 5

Donating Masks To Teachers On National Teachers Day,  May 5

On National Teacher’s Day, Teachers Health Trust (THT), the dedicated health plan for the educators and licensed professionals in Clark County, is donating 200 handcrafted masks to local educators. 

In partnership with the Mask Task Force powered by the Las Vegas Fashion Council; and in coordination with nonprofit, Communities In Schools of Nevada, the protective masks were delivered on May 5 (and May 6) to teachers at local schools, including, JT Williams Elementary School and J.D. Smith Middle School.

“Our thoughts are with everyone involved with the health impacts related to the COVID-19, especially to our educators.  Maintaining our teachers health and wellness is our top priority.” said Michael Skolnick, ceo of Teachers Health Trust. “We wanted to do our part.  We are proud to collaborate with the Mask Task Force, powered by the Las Vegas Fashion Council, and non-profit, Communities in Schools, with this donation and program to help our teachers in Clark County fight against the pandemic.”

Crafted by local designer and Fashion Council volunteer, Larissa Navarro, owner of Tailor Shop by Larissa; Navarro has provided nearly 5000 face masks and face coverings to date, producing from 150up to 300 masks per day. Each mask is made of 100% woven cotton and are machine washable, as well as CDC approved.

“We are grateful for the Las Fashion Council and Teachers Health Trust for their eagerness to help teachers who are working tirelessly to meet the needs of Clark County School District students, especially during these times of uncertainty and while schools are closed,” said Cheri Ward, executive director, Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada.

It’s because of community partners like these that we’re able to continue to provide basic needs such as wholesome food and educational supplies, while still maintaining proper social distance and safety measures. These masks will enable teachers at JT McWIlliams Elementary School and J.D. Smith Middle School to continue going above and beyond for their students and there’s no better way to celebrate National Teachers Appreciation Day than through acts of kindness such as this one.” 

In its ongoing mission to provide access and quality of care to educators, Teachers Health Trust offers a suite of benefits including its IPA Health Network, featuring established Clark County primary care physicians to provide a real-time virtual care to all members, always-free same-day prescription delivery and an in-house Mental-Behavioral Health network with a dedicated phone number to find an aligned therapist (many also offering virtual sessions) – all with the clear intention of improving access, offering more convenience, improve quality of care and redefine cost-savings.  

The Mask Task Force powered by Las Vegas Fashion Council was assembled due to the dire news of the mask shortage, amongst other items, to fight the COVID-19 crisis and support our front line medical and health workers, senior centers, food banks, CCSD food distribution volunteers and more. The Mask Task Force has donated over 4000 masks to the Las Vegas community due to generous support of volunteers. 

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