During this time we at Above and Beyond are thinking of you. With changing circumstances we are required to be flexible and fluid to both help you, and stay safe. So far we are unaware of anyone in our sewing family being ill, and we want to do our part to keep it that way! We respect what the government is trying to do to stop the spread of this disease.
Effective today, Monday, March 23 we will close as a non essential business. We do believe however that we are essential. We are essential to those of you who are now shut in and worried. The barrage of news is always bad. The fact that most people who get coronavirus recover is left out of every story. That is not to say that it is not serious, it is. We just want to give you the opportunity for prospective. If you are not on facebook, please sign up. Find us by searching @aboveandbeyondcreativesewing. We will be keeping in contact with you almost daily. We have received requests for help for things like making masks for nursing home personnel. We will share information like that to our Facebook page in hopes that those of you who are able to help will help.
We will have someone man (or woman!) the phones from home during regular store hours. You may hear noises in the background that are not business related, and know you will understand that we will do our best to help you. Once a week I will go in the store and pack to ship orders of supplies or machines that you may have run out of. Please try to order $50 and we’ll ship free, but if you cannot we understand and will ship free anyway. If you have a question on your machine or project, just call. We are here to help.
Finally, some of our sewing family fall into the higher risk category of people who are vulnerable. If this describes you and you need any essentials, such as food or medicine, please email Ron directly. firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to pick up and deliver things that you might need within Rockland County. Some of you have also offered to help in other areas of all three states, so if YOU need help anywhere, contact me. I’ll do my best to get it done. To make sure I can do this when needed, I will not deliver sewing supplies. Only emergency supplies to people who cannot get them themselves.
You are not alone. We look forward to seeing you as soon as the close order is lifted. Stay safe.
Ron and Diane Linhart and the
Above and Beyond sewing family