In addition to utilizing his resources and team to make masks for the Shawnee community, owner of Lifestyle Nails and Day Spa Phillip Nguyen has donated $1,000 to Shawnee Public Schools for needs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Nguyen, this donation was one of three he made to other schools including Grove Public Schools and North Rock Creek Public Schools and he hopes SPS uses it for those involved in the meal delivery program.

"Hopefully they can use the donation for masks or anything else they may need. We hope other small businesses will follow our lead and join us in helping the community," Nguyen said.

According to SPS Public Information Officer Cherity Pennington, the district intends to use the donation for their meal program.