Lowell Community health center
Lowell community health center CVS pharmacy team receiving their masks.
Olu our Volunteer!
A beloved friend Olu helped us with pick ups and drop offs of masks and materials. Thank you Olu
Sabrina sewing Masks
Thank you for working hard to help your community.
to Violence in Boston Inc. and Food for the soul for feeding our local community
Bill for beingon the front line
Lydia 3 years old
wearing her princess mask
Nielsen Eye Center
in Quincy Receives donation masks
sewing masks for her community.
Dropping off sewing kits for our team
COVID Shield Boston came into fruition because my sister wanted to learn how to sew masks and donate them to front line workers. I thought this was a great idea and wanted to also give back to the community. Not having a clue on how to sew a thing, we both decided to pick up a sewing machine and get to work.
We started by sending our first batch of donations to the Presbyterian hospital in New York. This donation was received with heartfelt gratitude and we knew we had to do more!
Along this journey, we began receiving an overwhelming amount of donation requests from various organizations. In an effort to assist all those organizations, we knew we needed to grow our team.
Hi! I'm Dina, Omar's sister. I'm from Quincy, MA and I'm so excited to be a founding member of COVID SHIELD BOSTON. As mentioned, this was at first a small project I created for myself to give back to the community during these hard and challenging times. I have friends who are nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and more. They were all overwhelmed and over worked. I really felt like I needed to do my part in the community to give back in the only way I knew I could. Making masks. I honestly did not expect the overwhelming support we received from our community, family, and friends. My good friend Rita, owner of Boston Bon Bon, was the first to step in and broadcast to her TWITCH fans about our efforts. We hosted a 6 hour Mask-a-thon that was just so much FUN. What moved me was the crazy amount of support we received from our online community watching from home. They cheered us on, offered donation materials, and forwarded organizations in need of masks. From there, Omar and I came together to sew these masks to protect our front line workers and local community members.
Before we knew out, we began growing our team with amazing volunteers from near and far. We collaborated with friends, family, friends of friends, business owners, and more. Whether it be help with sewing, driving for drop offs and pickups, or donating needed materials, we couldn't have done it without our volunteers and supporters. We thank and appreciate every single one of them. We still continue to seek out help where we can. So if you are interested in volunteering please email us at