Alesia Cannady (founder of Women United and the Angel of Hope Play Place) is leading a group of kinship caregivers (primarily grandparents caring for grandchildren) in sewing colorful cloth face masks for community members in need.

She is quoted in “My West Seattle” saying:

The fire comes from deep in my heart to share my gifts and talents to the senior population of Seattle. Offering joy and unity to the lives of kinship caregivers who have spent their lives caring for others within their families. I desire to share this spark with my fellow grandmothers and spread a passion for giving to my community. Women United’s Grandma’s Hand Face Mask Project encourages us to help one another and do our part to serve in a time of need during COVID-19 and beyond. I can sum it up in a few words. Protecting you, protects me, as we join together we protect our community.