Rhode Island Medical Imaging Creates Masks for Kids to Benefit Black Girls Code

Kiddos can color their own handmade face mask with fabric markers.


Rhode Island Medical Imaging Pediatric Radiologist, Dr. Cassandra Sams, came up with  a fun solution for kids to wear masks: Kiddos can color their own homemade mask with fabric markers.

Dr. Sams says the idea began when she made a mask for a family member. “I made one mask for my nephew. His day care reached out to me and asked for several more because they liked the way they fit the children. Then my daughter wanted to color on hers and ‘Color Your Mask’ was born,” she says. Now she’s combining her love for crafts and kids to launch a collection of masks available to order on Etsy. There are fifteen different hand-drawn designs to color, including a unicorn, puppy and rainbow, and even a blank one for ultimate creativity. Both adult and child sizes are available.

All proceeds from the masks are donated to Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing technology for Black girls and girls of color to learn and master computing skills. “I wanted to donate to a cause that promoted women and science, and in these important times I felt that this was a place where I could make an impact,” says Dr. Sams.

A single mask costs $12 and can be found on Etsy here. The masks are made by hand and may take several weeks to be made and shipped. More details and shipping cost can be found on Etsy.