Introducing our Fundraiser Mask Program
Part of our mission here at Beth Millner Jewelry is to give back to our community. Each year we run several fundraisers including donating proceeds from our Ladies Night Celebration to the Women's Center, and our Fundraiser Jewelry Program. When we started making cloth face masks, we made them available on a sliding scale so that they could be available to our entire community regardless of financial ability. We also were able to provide 36,000 aluminum nosepieces to sewers in the Upper Peninsula for free in partnership with the Superior Health Foundation. However, we wanted to find a way to specifically give back to organizations that we felt were particularly important during this time. So far, we have partnered with four local organizations to create Fundraiser Masks. A portion of the sales are donated back to our partners, and we'd love it if you would check them out and consider purchasing!
Theaters are particularly vulnerable during this time because they aren't able to run shows, which is a large part of their annual income. Further, the Vista will not be able to provide their summer camp for kids. This historic theater is a community landmark, and revitalization efforts are ongoing. It is particularly close to our hearts since our assistant manager Lex is on the board of the Vista. Help us keep this piece of local history alive! Check out our Vista Masks here.
Maker Spaces are places for people to "explore, invent, collaborate, tinker, play, create, and experiment" according to the MAPS Facebook page. So far, they have 3D printed over 4,300 face shields and sent them to hospitals all over Michigan free of charge. We are experiencing a national shortage of PPE, and this contribution is huge! When they aren't saving lives, the Maker Space offers educational workshops, hosts science fair events, and allows students a collaborative space to work on various STEM projects. With COVID-related budget cuts looming in the fall, it is particularly important to support our students and teachers right now! Help keep this awesome program up and running - check out our MHMS Masks here.
Stand with Trans is a national organization, but members of the Marquette community are opening a local chapter. The organization provides resources for transgender youth and their families, including workshops and support groups. During these uncertain times, free mental health resources are important, especially for members of already vulnerable populations. Celebrate Pride Month by donating to this fantastic organization - check out our Pride Masks here.
The Superior Health Foundation is a health-focused organization in the Upper Peninsula that provides grants "to address equipment, health education and program needs to support non-profit organizations across the Upper Peninsula for the health benefit of all Upper Peninsula residents" according to their website. They have funding set aside specifically for Covid-19 and were integral in our efforts to ship free masks and nosepieces across the Upper Peninsula early in the pandemic. Check out our SHF Mask here.
If you are interested in partnering with us to create a Fundraiser Mask for your Upper Peninsula organization, please contact us.