Angelina Chin, a junior at Issaquah High School, is the founder of Youth for Masks – a group consisting of over 200 youth volunteers who have raised over $18,000 to distribute medical masks for hospital workers and other places in need. They have distributed nearly 30,000 FDA approved medical masks.
As reported by NW Asian Weekly, “the idea came to Angelina Chin, who incidentally has family and friends in China that manufacture medical protective equipment. She reached out and was able to secure surgical masks for health care workers in Washington state, shipped directly to her home. Chin’s family in China had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic earlier and she realized that a shortage of masks would hit America soon. Her mother, who works with Food with Love that provides meals for health care workers, was able to use her network of medical professional contacts to guide the girls to identify which hospitals needed urgent help.”