Local artists have joined forces with Kids In Distress/Family Central to create a collection of nine one-of-a-kind masks that are now available for sale. These artistic, limited edition “Let’s Face It” gift items are perfect for the ones you love with 100% of the funds raised directly benefitting South Florida children and families in need. “The artist community has not only embraced our mission, but they have also made it their own by creating ‘Let’s Face It’ original art in support of our children and families,” said Mark Dhooge, president and CEO of Kids In Distress and Family Central. “Their works are inspiring and filled with compassion for children and families in need. It is an honor to partner with such a talented and kind group of people. We can all learn a lot from them.” The “Let’s Face It” mask collection was created by South Florida artists Adam Atomik, Apia, Nathan Delinios (Nate Dee), Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, Mario Ruschel Burgoa and Flavio Galvan plus Maria Nepomuceno from Brazil. The mask designs depict artist-inspired abstract images, superheroes, thoughtful words and photographs. “Being able to help institutions that care specifically for the well-being of children and families is close to my heart,’’ said Apia, an artist who contributed two mask designs for “Let’s Face It.” “COVID-19 has created an overwhelming need for South Florida children and families,” added Dhooge. “The ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit that our team has embraced to ensure that our children and families are seen, heard, and understood by our community has been motivational during these challenging times.” “Let’s Face It” masks are available online, now at www.LetsFaceItSoFlo.org
Kids In Distress (KID) is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family and care and treatment of abused and/or neglected children. KID serves more than 20,000 children and families through programs that focus on prevention, intervention, foster care, education, and family counseling.