SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Stickers with the message ‘got mask?’ have started spreading throughout Santa Barbara.
Within their workshop, Drake and Harry Rabin having been printing and cutting these stickers for the past two weeks.
Their local campaign was created to help the medical community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's an awareness campaign to really help people who are at risk and elderly have a voice,” co-founder Drake Rabin said. “That everybody matters in this community."
"There's a conscious message behind here,” co-founder Harry Rabin said. "When people look at that, they're going to think about it."
They’ve been selling signature stickers, face masks, hats, t-shirts and water bottles
"We've been actually going door by door on foot to businesses, passing it to friends,” Drake said. “Just trying to get the word out."
"Doing it here and going through our local restaurants and businesses is the best approach,” Harry said. “The reception for it has been unbelievable."
The father-son duo recently partnered with Jeannine's Restaurant & Bakery, which started selling their merchandise.
"Getting the word out and making it something that's catchy,” Jeannine's owner Alison Hardy said. “Some people will understand immediately what it means, which is fantastic."
Got-Mask's goal is to utilize 100% of its profits to purchase PPE for hospital staff, those in need and to encourage best practices to win the hard-fought battle over COVID-19.
"I'd rather we have our frontline doctors and nurses be as prepared as possible,” Drake said. “Equipped with the safest gear."
Without having to say anything out loud, they aim to get the entire community to support a simple message which speaks volumes.
"Spread the word and not the virus,” Harry said. “I think the message is going to get out."
"Wearing masks in a non-politicized way, I think can get us back to normalcy,” Drake concluded.
With an overwhelmingly positive response, Got-Mask is preparing to ramp-up production and distribution.
They’re also working with other local businesses such as Tennis Shop of Montecito, Santa Barbara Polo Club along with the Village Cheese and Wine Store.
To learn more about Got-Mask, you can visit their website.