Be Silly Project: Raising Money for Masks

We are flooded with requests from local hospitals, organizations with vulnerable populations and essential services. We are also raising money by selling individual masks , with a buy 1 and we donate 2 masks model. 100% of proceeds go to making masks for heroes and humans who need them. Our mission is to serve our local community at the ground level.

As Minnesota "waits" for mass produced masks to reach their hospitals, we're producing 3,000/week to deliver locally and relief major hot spots and underserved smaller networks in rural areas or isolated areas like Hilo, Hawaii - who have little power in buying masks when they are competing with big hospital networks for the national stockpile.

Do you know someone who needs masks? Request help here 

Our local operation consists of 3 sewing entities. Our main factory is Clothier Design Source , a woman owned apparel design company in the Twin Cities. We have 10 years experience in medical garment design and development.  Four weeks ago, Mindy (CEO) started hustling to convert her apparel design house into a fully operational factory to produce masks at scale for the state.  

With the money raised here and our online sales (100% proceeds go to masks) we're able to continue batching masks for organizations experiencing shortages or with no protection at all.  You can see who we have helped here .

Speciality medical & PPE
We have the materials and capabilities to pivot and support other PPE garments like gowns, shoe covers, etc. when our hospitals ask us to do so.  Hospitals request help here 

What is the Be Silly Project?
A social project to to raise awareness so we can make as many masks as possible for our hospital heroes. Join the fun on Instagram  or Facebook  at @BeSillyProject. 

We also post updates of where masks were delivered here, so see where your donation went and feel good about contributing from home!


About Clothier Design Source 


Other ways you can help:

If you are a factory or small operation (LLC or Corp required) that has the capacity and equipment to support the Defense Production Act, please contact [email redacted] to connect with our local Minnesotan network so that we may share resources and information during this PPE crisis. 

If you are volunteering as an individual or group of sewers, please join the Relief Crafters of America . They are very organized and helpful in coordinating individuals and hospitals in need.

Bulk fabric donations, please contact [email redacted]

Donations

  • First Lutheran Church 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 3 mos
  • Wendy Merritt 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Therese Buckley 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
See all

Fundraising team: Clothier Design Source (3)

LauraLu Heurung 
Organizer
Raised $3,860 from 59 donations
Minneapolis, MN
Alyssa Meyer 
Team member
Raised $1,050 from 14 donations
Mindy Martell 
Team member
Raised $495 from 5 donations
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