Goodyear boutique's mask creations for medical heroes is a family affair
Megan Nixon saw the opportunity to raise the spirits of medical heroes while teaching her kids about the value of giving back.
“I wanted to donate to hospitals. They deserve it and they need the masks, and I like being able to help,” said Nixon, owner of Sweetly Unique Boutique in Goodyear.
While gnomes are traditionally Nixon’s specialty, she pivoted when the COVID-19 pandemic began placing an additional strain on nurses and medical staff in Goodyear and throughout the Valley. She created a buy-a-mask, donate-a-mask program: Customers can buy a hand-sewn mask at full price, which will allow the boutique to donate a mask to a medical worker.
Best of all: Nixon’s kids are assisting in her mask creations by cutting and sewing fabric pieces together.
“I like to help people because if they need it, why just stand back?” said Megan's daughter, 13-year old Kaitlyn Nixon. “It’s amazing that they go out of their way to risk themselves to help others.”
Megan Nixon has teamed with other local businesses, including Boyer Bakery and Enroute Coffee and Tea House, to deliver masks, coffee drinks and baked goods to medical facilities in Goodyear and across the Valley.
“I feel like, yes, I am contributing, but there are so many people that are just doing the same thing, and that’s awesome of them, also,” Nixon said.
Nixon has gotten super-creative with her offerings, creating everything from Star Wars-themed masks, to reflective masks for medical staff looking for a little more flair. Her husband has even chipped in to help with the mask creation process.
It’s all part of giving back while teaching their children the value of honoring those working on the front lines to keep us healthy and safe.
“We’ve always tried to do things that help other people,” Nixon said. “We’ve had our kids constantly ask us, ‘Why stop and help them? Do you know them?’ No – we just help because we can.”