NOTL business owners selling masks for community impact
Domenic and Patrizia Trapasso, co-founders of NOTL’s Locomotive Marketing Inc., are helping Niagara residents stay safe and giving back to the community. As Niagara begins to reopen businesses and masks are being made mandatory in most municipalities, the NOTL business owners are offering high quality, reusable masks with the proceeds being donated to support the 2020 United Way Campaign.These aren’t just any masks; the Silver Ion Fabric Mask is regarded as the highest quality reusable mask on the market. Made with silver ion technology, it is known to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, are breathable, durable and comfortable. Silver is a well-documented antimicrobial that has been shown to kill bacteria, fungi and certain viruses. The masks are made with Sanitized® headlines. The Sanitized® hygiene function helps to reduce the growth and spread of microorganisms that are particularly problematic such as clostridia and antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, VRE and NDM-1.material protection.This is an opportunity for the Trapasso family to give back to the community.The Trapasso family has been strong supporters of United Way Niagara for a number of years. In addition to their personal support, Domenic and Patrizia have pulled together their business network to source and sponsor United Way’s Backpacks for Kids program donating thousands of calculators to the program to help give kids the tools they need to succeed in school.Recently, Domenic and Patrizia sponsored over 400 care packages for the United Way After School Matters participants. The care packages include kid friendly snacks as well as educational activities to help keep kids engaged in learning while programs are closed due to COVID-19.“We believe in United Way and the many organizations it supports. Now, more than ever, it is important that we help any way we can. We want our communities to stand strong and that everyone receives the support and aid they need.” – Domenic and Patrizia Trapasso.“We are just so grateful for all the support we have received from Domenic and Patrizia over the years. They are incredibly generous and always look for ways to engage their two young children in their philanthropic efforts” says Frances Hallworth, Executive Director, United Way Niagara.The masks are $10 each or 2 for $15 and will be available for sale (Exact Cash or Credit Card accepted) throughout the region the week of July 13-17 at the following locations:Monday, July 13 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMBoggio & Mackinnon Pharmacy6680 Drummond Rd., Niagara FallsTuesday, July 14 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMBoggio Pharmacy Ltd.200 Catharine St., Port ColborneWednesday, July 15, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMSimpson’s Pharmasave1882 Niagara Stone Rd., St. CatharinesThursday, July 16 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMBrock University (Parking Lot A)1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. CatharinesFriday, July 17 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMLocomotive Marketing Inc.242 Mary St, Suite 8, Niagara-on-the-LakeAbout United Way Niagara: United Way works to tackle some of the biggest social issues in Niagara; investing in solutions to poverty, food security, mental illness, homelessness, domestic violence & social isolation.