LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Lexington couple is selling cloth face masks with Team Kentucky logos on them to show their support for the commonwealth during unprecedented times.
Chris Gancio and Susannah are a couple in Lexington who are trying to do their part as Team Kentucky given the new mandate requiring masks in public. Their business has been busy with new orders.
“The charity thing we thought that there's a lot of people that are going through things. We're lucky in the fact that, you know, we were able to still keep our jobs through this time frame. Yes ... kind of still struggled financially a little bit. But we also know that there's a lot of people that are worse off than us” Gancio said.
When anyone buys a mask from the couple, 60 percent of the proceeds go to charity, with a portion of the money going to the Team Kentucky fund and a matching mask donated to the United Way of the Bluegrass.
“And then they turn around and they're going to hand those out to places like the homeless shelters, families and persons in need,” Gancio said.
In addition to the Team Kentucky masks, Chris and Susannah are looking to expand their business and organization to help create customized masks.