Teacher Care Kit 2021
After realizing the hard work our teachers put into making virtual and hybrid classes filled with positivity and engagement,
we wanted to show our appreciation for their dedication. Thus, CYCG initiated the COVID Teacher Care Kits project in order to show our love and care to our amazing HCPSS teachers and staff.
Teachers can request their free kits through this Teacher request form.
We have proudly delivered 1700+ kits to 64 HCPSS schools (80% of 77 HCPSS schools).
A handy mask lanyard is included recently.
Watch our story Here
Recognized by Governor's press!
2021 Volunteer Recognition Day (9/3/2021)
Maryland Strong (9/7/2021)
Maryland Governor's Citation.
Howard County Innovation Grant
National Award-winning Project
Featured on many medias like Baltimore Sun, WUSA9, Washington Post, USNews, Yahoo, ABC, and more.
Check Media Coverage for details
Baltimore Sun 3-12-2021
CMS PTA Newsletter 3-5-2021
MRHS Tweet 3-22-2021
CMS PTA Newsletter 4-7-2021
Clarksville ES Tweet 4-28-2021
CMS PTA Newsletter 4-30-2021
HCPSS Student News 5-19-2021
Baltimore Sun 5-20-2021
River Hill Villager Aug 2021
Forest Ridge ES 11-3-21
Governor’s Citation 1-12-2022
River Hill HS Tweet 4-7-2022
HCPSS News 4-8-2022
Our Face Mask Designs
Key Volunteer Contributors
River Hill HS: Arthur W^#, Amanda W^*#, Tongtong G*, Grace H*, Michelle Y*, and Grace J*
Atholton HS: Rebecca W^*, Steven T*, Anna T*
Marriot Ridge HS: Angela T^, Emily H, Sarah F, Sanjana C, and Neha N
Mount Hebron HS: David Z^
Clarksville MS: Amanda W^*#, Jerry H, Daniel L, Brandon Y, Michael J, Jiaming Z^, Joy Z, Lily Z, Kyle C^,
Evan C, Patrick D, Balwyn J, and Sophie S
Mount View MS: Cynthia T^, Iris H^
Burleigh Manor MS: Lucas D^
Folly Quarter MS: Emma L^
Ellicott Mills MS: Katherine Z^
Clarksville ES: Wendy G
Pointers Run ES: Nicole T, Kegan C
Manor Woods ES: Dylani D, Evan T
^ School Coordinator
* Production Manager
Teachers love our gifts!
We received over 500+ thank-you comments, emails and post cards from teachers.
Here are some examples.
“I want to thank you so much for the face mask! It was such a wonderful and appreciated surprise.
As a seamstress, I am very impressed by the workmanship. Masks I have purchased commercially are not made quite so well nor are they as comfortable. Please express my gratitude to all of the volunteers.”
"We are so lucky and honored to have the support of Clarksville Youth Care Group. The masks they gave us are top-notch. They're extremely comfortable and even come with a filter insert and an extender for additional comfort. Having the support of CYCG has really helped teachers feel comfortable and safe during the transition back to school. Their efforts have truly made a difference in our school community."
“This is so lovely of you and your organization! On behalf of educators in Howard County, thank you for undertaking such a kind and compassionate project. Your support means the world to us.”
“Thank you so much! This may be the best mask I’ve tried! And the ear saver is great. That has been one of my many worries about returning to school and wearing a mask for a long time. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much!”
“It is absolutely the best mask that I have, fun, comfortable and beautifully sewn! I won’t have to wear those generic “hospital”-like blue masks when teaching. You should be very proud of the work you are doing and the service you are providing to the community!”
“I am a special education teacher. I wanted to send a huge thank you to you and your group for the beautiful mask, carbon filter and ear saver. The mask is so well done, and I love that the nose bar is sewn in. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. I will think of your group with gratitude every time I wear the mask, which will be often. With much appreciation and gratitude!”
“Thank you so much for making this kit for me. I am so touched that your group has done this for us. Please tell your group of students, Thank you. I look forward to wearing my new mask!”
Please leave your comments HERE!
Comments From Teachers
4/21/2021 06:56:27 am
I just got my mask yesterday and I absolutely love it. I have been showing off to all of my colleagues and telling them to signup for one. I teach AP Physics and the one with the science equations is so cool! Plus the fact that is was made by one of my students makes it even more special. It is my new favorite mask. I wish I could get more. The mask is so cute and so well made. Good job Clarksville Youth Care Group! Thanks for making hybrid learning a little bit better. :)
4/29/2021 05:18:09 am
I am SO thankful for this wonderful group of students!!! I received my mask today and absolutely love it. It fits perfectly, especially with the wire on the nose piece. The math pattern is incredible - I have been showing it off to everyone. Thank you so much!
5/3/2021 10:14:04 am
Thank you so much for the beautiful, handmade mask that was delivered to me today. The mask is made with so much love and kindness and the handwritten note enclosed from my former student was a special touch.
5/3/2021 11:05:36 am
I love the handmade mask! I received an adult size M and it is really a great fit. Knowing it was made by my talented former students made it extra extra special. I will be wearing it proudly. Thank you for thinking of the teachers during this pandemic. xoxo
5/5/2021 05:51:12 am
Just got our Masks today LOVE THEM!!! Elkridge Landing Middle School!!!
5/7/2021 04:13:00 am
Thank you so much for thinking about us. Your creativity and kindness are deeply appreciated. ELMS.
5/7/2021 05:04:36 am
Thank you so much for my mask. I love it and, it fits so well.
5/7/2021 08:20:37 am
Thank you so much for making the masks and providing them to the ELMS teachers. This has been a rough year, but these moments bring clarity and love and remind me why I am a teacher. Thank you for everything!
5/7/2021 08:53:31 am
My mask arrived today and I love it! (Dr. Suess ABCs) Thank you so much for thinking of teachers. Little things mean so much this year. This group if wonderful. I so appreciate all you are doing.
5/7/2021 10:55:27 am
Thank you for your care and compassion that you have shown the teachers and staff at Elkridge Landing Middle School! We received our masks today and the teachers and staff are so grateful! Thank you! We love our new stylish masks!
9/20/2021 05:39:04 am
Great masks made by a great group of caring students....These masks are great looking and comfortable to wear the whole day. Thanks!
11/3/2021 03:41:34 pm
What a treat! I checked my mailbox and there was a beautiful musical new mask! THANK YOU for taking the time to make these masks. What a gift to have such a thoughtful group of students helping teachers. That's what it's all about--helping and supporting each other:)
11/8/2021 05:32:47 am
I just received my mask on Friday and I absolutely love it! It fits great and provides great coverage. I also loved the material :)
11/8/2021 09:34:48 am
I received my music mask just before the weekend. It's definitely the most comfortable, best fitting mask that I have by far. Thank you so much!!!!!!! You guys are amazing!!
11/15/2021 07:04:20 am
Great Idea and great quality. Best of luck to all!
11/15/2021 07:06:13 am
Thank you so much for the beautiful mask to help me smile a bit more each day as I teach my wonderful music students!
Debbie Wolf, Longfellow Elementary
12/2/2021 05:23:27 am
To everyone involved in this worth-while initiative, THANK YOU! I received my mask and am very impressed by how well it is crafted. Even more importantly, thanks for the spark of encouragement this gives to educators at a time when all can use little lift. Stay strong!
12/8/2021 09:50:23 am
This is a wonderful and music appreciated gesture. Thank you so much to all involved in coordinating these care kits.
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