We wanted to help.
As we watched the COVID-19 pandemic sweep across the United States and hit particularly close to our home in King County, Simply Seattle decided to do our part to help stop the spread of the virus.
With people being asked to wear masks and practice social distancing, we started rolling out a line of masks. With 35 different designs, we offered them for free on our website. All customers had to do was pay for shipping and handling.
We created masks to celebrate the legacy of beloved Sonics, the NBA team we lost, the squad we continue to mourn. We created some that rep our city and a few that just look cool.
“I got my masks, I love them,” said Marlene, one of our customers. “Thank you for all you do for your customers and Seattle.”
The masks aren’t meant as a publicity stunt. We just wanted to help our community. We wanted to do what we could to help mitigate the spread of the virus and help Seattle get back to business as usual as quickly as possible.
“I’ve gotten so many compliments on mine,” said a customer named Marci after receiving an order recently.
Our business has been hit hard because of the pandemic. We have closed one of our brick-and-mortar locations, in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. We’ve had to shift our business model to focus on online sales and weather a series of break-ins at our Seattle locations.
“I love your company!” said Liz, another customer. “You make me cry when I read about everything you are doing for the community.”
Times are tough. Like our shirt says – This Ain’t It 2020. But we keep going. We continue to serve our customers. And, we continue to ship free masks. We have shipped 50,000 masks over the past four months and have 30,000 left to distribute.
We love our city and we will continue to work toward helping our community in 2020 and beyond.