Paramount Theatre's volunteer ushers help make masks for Austin-area nonprofits

Several Austin-area nonprofit charity organizations received face masks thanks to the work of the Paramount Theatre's volunteer ushers.

The ushers turned 550 Paramount t-shirts into face masks for employees and volunteers at other organizations including Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Disaster Relief Network, and Community First! Village. 

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The Paramount says that it has about 275 volunteers to help make sure its patrons have the best possible experience when visiting for films, shows, and events like the Moontower Comedy Festival.


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Cathy McDonald, Director of Culture and Experience at the Paramount Theatre says, “We would not be able to operate without their support, hard work and dedication. We are missing our theatre family immensely during this time of no live shows and events, and this was a wonderful way for us all to come together by utilizing each other’s skills and big hearts to give back to our community in need.” 

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The plan is also to turn the leftover t-shirt scraps into dog toys that will be donated to the ASPCA.

For more information about the Paramount's volunteer programs, including how to become a volunteer, and details on how you can donate to help support and protect the landmark, you can go the Paramount's website.



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