Barbershop Angel at Work

Bonnie Morton, a member of the A Cappella Showcase chorus in Milton, Ontario, has always been a very giving person, but her reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has taken her selflessness to an entirely new level.

A knitter for many years, she decided to branch out in the face of growing requirements for protective masks. Dipping into her stash of cloth augmented by her husband’s old t-shirts and “creative ways” to scavenge elastic, Bonnie set to work. Between March 26 and April 28, she
created 300 masks. She even figured out how to use excess material to create scrub caps for those who needed them.

She posted videos on Facebook showing how to make masks so others could join in and make masks as well. She donated masks to chorus members, assisted living communities, seniors homes, grocery store workers, long term care facilities, and pretty much anyone who needed one.

She has inspired friends and family to make masks of their own using fabric they had around the house. In turn they have helped her by donating fabric and delivering completed masks to hospitals and other groups on her list of those in need.

Bonnie is an incredibly talented, kind, caring, and giving woman. We are all grateful for her commitment to her chorus and community.  The light of Harmony certainly burns brightly in her heart.

Submitted by Angie Morton-Locke
A Cappella Showcase PR & Marketing Chair
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