Here at Rapt Clothing, we might be a small team, but we have big goals. We’ve seen how large corporations have been able to use their resources to help prevent, detect, and manage Covid-19 on the frontlines - and we’re impressed. As our big brothers and sisters are dealing with, well, the big stuff, we’re putting our resources to do our part in helping those who are often overshadowed
by the “bigger picture”.
You can find “little pictures” of local community members who are rockin' our masks down below!
Being based out of Downtown Los Angeles means that we have a worm’s eye view of the over 8,000 homeless people living here. When Mayor Garcetti urged LA residents to cover up, we knew we had to be the ones to help out our community on the individual level.
We went to the streets with a mission to pass out masks to our local residents. Surprisingly, we were approached by all walks of life who expressed their difficulty finding masks amidst the shortages. We were thrilled to help out! Even a few new friends & police officers wanted some masks so they could “look as cool as them.”
A customer reached out to let us know she loved our masks and the way they looked with her outfits outside of work. We got to talking and found out she works at the Los Robles Respiratory Therapy Center, dealing directly with Covid-19 patients. We saw this as another opportunity to do our part on the community level. We hit up our favorite locally owned lunch spot, Chicken King Express, and with their partnership, we delivered lunch and masks to the entire respiratory therapy department.
We’ve helped out parts of our community, and now we want to help yours! We need you to guide us to the people in your neighborhoods that need help and highlight the people in your neighbors who are essential workers, health care providers, or a hero in their own way.
Armenia & Artsakh
Our community outreach knows no borders. As the founders of Rapt Clothing, we are proud Armenian-American diasporans working alongside our team to bring the magic of Rapt to you. 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, but we felt compelled to reach out to our brothers & sisters back home in Armenia as they had a particularly challenging year.
In September of 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, war broke out in the region of Artsakh. The dispute over land was instigated by neighboring country Azerbaijan with support from Turkey. The Armenian people indigenous to these lands were driven out after 44 days of brutal attacks. The shift in focus for the Armenian people during these trying times caused an uprising in Covid-19 cases.
Within the first week of this outbreak, the Rapt team decided to do its part. For every mask sold in the months of October & November, we matched FIVE masks to be donated on the ground, in Armenia, by our very own team members who went out to help however they can. It was a small part of a huge effort, but it made us feel that much closer to our homeland.
We donated a total of 700 masks to the people of Armenia and the displaced families from Artsakh. We refrained from photographing every moment as to not offend the families of the fallen, wounded, and displaced. On the left is Anya, who specifically asked for her photo to be taken. She was stoked to receive a Rapt mask (all thanks to you). A picture worth a thousand words and a mask that may just save a couple of lives...