Charitable organizations support Philadelphia children’s hospital by creating a program to sponsor and donate protective face masks.


Warrington, Pa. –  BennettStrong Foundation, in partnership with Victory 4 Vincent and Brave Gowns – a revolutionary organization that makes fun and inspirational hospital gowns for children – announce for the first time a program for community members to sponsor fabric protective masks to be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

This unique partnership is a meaningful way that three organizations – all founded from personal experiences of caring for a child with medical complexities – are able to work with the community to give back and help relieve some of the pressure that the hospital staff is facing due to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment that is required for the safety of CHOP staff and their young patients.

“Being a N/IICU parent myself, I know first-hand how dire it is for those caring for our loved ones to have the proper protection to effectively do so,” says Mary Pellegrino, Co-Founder of the BennettStrong Foundation. “In a time that protective equipment is devastatingly scarce, we’re proud to be able to do our part to help CHOP continue to take care of our little fighters.”

“The CHOP team has become a second family to my son Vincent and when I heard they were facing a shortage of protective equipment, I knew we had to do something to help,” says Natalie Nowroozi, Mother of Victory 4 Vincent’s namesake. “These masks not only serve a purpose medically but also bring hope and inspiration to the hospital during a time that is difficult for so many.”

“There is a severe shortage of masks for our healthcare workers during this pandemic and by creating these masks it’s a way for us to do our part to help provide the staff on the frontlines with the protection they need to keep themselves safe,” says Summer Germann, CEO of Brave Gowns holding company, Summer IN LA, LLC. “We want to do our part to make sure that the staff at CHOP has access to the supplies they need to keep effectively doing their jobs.”

Each mask costs $9 to sponsor and are made with an antimicrobial fabric that is safe for both patients and doctors and are reusable and machine washable. They are created with the help of an industrial designer, engineers, fabric specialists and experts in the manufacturing industry.

To sponsor a mask and learn more information, visit