Oceanside CA— Nielsine Archibald, Oceanside resident and member of the Oceanside Civitan charitable organization, recognized in early March that her friends and neighbors needed protection from COVID-19 but they couldn’t find any facemasks. That’s when Nielsine decided to act.
She immediately gathered the necessary materials so that she could make facemasks for those in need. Since mid-March, Nielsine has created and distributed more than 450 hand-made facemasks to many local folks and even to those as far away as New Jersey.
All Nielsine asked was that recipients donate whatever they could reasonably afford to her favorite charity, Oceanside Civitan.
In that same vein of giving, she has presented facemasks to the Women’s Resource Center and the Senior Housing Center in Oceanside.