IN TOUCH WEEKLY Print Edition: Smile Mask
Rafi Nova saw a problem in the deaf and hard of hearing community with cloth masks. For this community, masks prevent lip reading and impair communications. We initiated a partnership with actress Millicent Simmonds in which she customized the clear mask and chose two organizations, Deaf Women of Color and Texas Hand and Voices, to receive all the proceeds. The campaign was a win-win: Millie’s mask raised funds for meaningful organizations and Rafi Nova reached a much larger audience with Millie’s support.