An army of moms is a force for good in Englewood

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CHICAGO -- A group of moms is on a mission to stop violence in Chicago and build stronger communities.

This summer they have been on patrol in their bright pink shirts, setting up at 75th and Stewart to create a safe space for kids while also collecting school supplies to hand out during a big party before kids head back to class.

“We're collecting school supplies and money for uniforms for everything kids need to start the school year off well,” said Dagmar Knorr, a MASK member.

“We really want kids to look good on the outside and feel good on the inside,” said Tamar Manasseh, who started MASK last year.

Her army of moms has continued to grow, crossing zip codes and racial barriers, Manasseh said. They’re a positive influence in a city struggling to loosen the grip of violence.

“If it can work in somewhere like Englewood it can work anywhere because when you show love people show you love. That's what I'm most proud of with MASK,” Manasseh said.

The moms will have three more back to school drives leading up to their party on September 4th.

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