Masks In Action

They’re an essential tool to protect the health of ourselves and our community. Each of these six face masks helps stop the spread, and benefits the most vulnerable among us through charitable donations. By Gabrielle Echevarrieta
Renowned artists such as Jenny Holzer, Shepard Fairey and Luchita Hurtado have works that are featured for pro-democracy political action, urging Americans to exercise their right to vote. Each set of five bandannas benefits voter-activist groups Woke Vote, Rise and Mijente, a 501(c)(3) grassroots Latina activist collective. Artists Band Together bandannas, set of five, $175; available on eBay
This Biden/Harris face covering is the ultimate declaration of the wearer’s beliefs and hopes for a better future. Each face mask purchase is a donation to the Biden Victory Fund, aiding the Biden campaign in their battle to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Biden/Harris Facemask, $20;




Stay protected and demand racial justice. Twenty percent of proceeds for each mask—available in a number of styles featuring the BLM logo, power fist, and the “I Can’t Breathe” graphic—are donated to the Black Lives Matter movement. Cotton Black Lives Matter face mask with filter pocket, $10; available through Cantoneri on Etsy


Show some love for your feline fur baby and those in need with this quirky patterned mask. One hundred percent of the sale price (minus fees, tax and shipping) will be split evenly among Be Fido’s Friend, CRISP-Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program, and St. Joseph’s Indian School, which serves Lakota (Sioux) children and their families. Cats & kittens cotton face mask, $12; available through ShadowsAglow on Etsy
Support NYC’s most at-risk populations by sporting this sleek black mask, urging us to move through the world with acceptance and compassion. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit GMHC, a leading provider in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and will provide a week’s worth of meals or 50 face masks for a New Yorker in need. Black DYFH mask, $30; available at
These tropical-inspired masks fuse Pura Vida’s carefree beachy aesthetic with Vera Bradley’s timeless charm. Available in cheery pink and vibrant blue hues, 5 percent of the purchase price from each mask purchase is donated to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization that provides PPE and medical essentials to health care workers. Pura Vida x Vera Bradley face mask, $8;