MBS Donates Over 2,000 Masks to Children's Hospital
Dr. Lisa Beckham presents Children’s Hospital with over 2,000 masks donated from MBS. (L to R: Stan Royer, Jamie Dabal and Dr. Lisa Beckham)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 -- Mountain Brook Schools donated over 2,000 white cloth masks to Children’s Hospital on Thursday morning. MBS had a surplus of masks from the recent school year.
“We’re very appreciative of the donation and willingness Mountain Brook has to provide these for us,” said Adam Kelley, Manager of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Children’s Hospital.
He added that masks will become more prominent in the hospital setting post-pandemic. With students no longer in school, Director of Administrative Services, Dr. Lisa Beckham, saw it prudent to donate the child-sized masks to Children’s of Alabama.
“We really wanted to find someone that could use them and benefit from having them,” Dr. Beckham said. “The idea originated last year when we donated extra gloves to UAB at the beginning of the pandemic.”
The mask’s white color and cloth material will allow for patients to draw and customize their masks. Students at MBS were able to do the same over the past school year in their classrooms.
“I think it adds a fun element to it,” Dr. Beckham said. “Especially in that environment, children can add some personalization to their situation.”
Just over a year ago, MBS spent the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic partnering with local groups to identify supply sources for the community. It’s something that Dr. Beckham says is in the nature of Mountain Brook.
“Oftentimes, our students are the ones leading the charge to help groups or people in need,” she said. “It just reflects the giving spirit of our community.”