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Serena Williams Helps Donate Over 4 Million Masks to Schools in Need

Serena Williams (a katz/Shutterstock.com)

 (Photo: a katz/Shutterstock.com)

Students across the U.S. are preparing to head back to school soon and Serena Williams is doing her part to make sure they can return safely.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion, entrepreneur and mum has partnered with eco-friendly T-shirt company Bella + Canvas as well as Scholastic and the National School Board Association to provide face masks to schools in need.

The #MasksForKids program will see over 4 million masks delivered to students plus educational materials about masks to 115,000 schools across the country.

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“I’m grateful to be able to help educate our schools about this resource and to be given the opportunity to serve so many students,” Serena says in a post on her socials.

Bella + Canvas will also donate a mask for each one purchased by schools.

America’s Centre for Disease Control recommends face coverings are worn by students and teachers especially when physical distancing may be difficult.

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