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10-year-old Cleveland entrepreneur creating, donating custom face masks

One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.
Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 10:58:47-04

CLEVELAND — With the latest CDC guidelines recommending face coverings and cloth masks for people out and about, we know many people are working to get them made. But one Cleveland girl has been busy sewing them for a month now.

Zaria Hill is just 10 years old — and the founder of Stringy Thingz and Sewing Thingz.

Back in February, Zaria created custom face masks for a dance company.

Soon after, as the coronavirus crisis ramped up, requests from healthcare workers from all over the country started pouring in.

One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.
One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.

The masks are made of cloth, using CDC guidelines, and add an extra layer of protection for those who need it.

“It’s awesome because I get to help out and give back to my community,” Zaria said.

Zaria’s mom Latoya Carter is her assistant. She said the requests have been from all over, and her daughter has been busy sewing and shipping out masks all month long.

“We have home healthcare aides who also reached out, we have occupational therapists still working, someone from the airport just reached out — her order is in progress,” Carter said. “Delivery drivers who are still out, grocery store workers who are still out.”

One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.
One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.

Zaria has been donating dozens of her custom masks to healthcare workers — her goal is to send some to every single hospital in our area.

For more information and orders, you can check out her company’s Facebook page.