Fifth Grader Finds a Way to Give Back

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Marion Street fifth grader Lyla Gaffoor is making a difference in the lives of frontline workers during the quarantine. She has put her sewing and crocheting skills to use by sewing 25 masks and crocheting 80 ear savers, an accessory to decrease the discomfort of wearing elastic masks all day. Lyla donated the masks and the ear savers to a local Moms Making Masks group and Maimonides Medical Center where her father serves as a doctor in the pediatric intensive care unit. The Moms Making Masks group distributes masks to frontline workers across Long Island. Lyla learned how to crochet in the fourth grade as a way to relax and practice mindfulness. She has been working on her craft for about a year and a half.