Protect MA is an online marketplace
that connects Massachusetts-based Black and Latinx designers, makers, and manufacturers of non-medical masks, cloth face covers, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) with potential buyers in the business and residential communities.
About Protect MA
The COVID-19 pandemic not only impacts the health of Black and Latinx communities in Massachusetts but also their wealth.
Protect MA is our way of safeguarding both. It is an online marketplace dedicated to connecting designers, makers, and manufacturers of non-medical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) with potential buyers in the business and residential communities.
The ultimate goal is to build wealth in Black and Latinx communities while also ensuring we are keeping our communities safe from further spread of this deadly virus.
How it Works
Protect MA will roll out in 3 phases:
1. Collect the information of both suppliers and buyers of PPE in MA
2. Create a commerce system to establish an online marketplace
3. Coordinate the delivery of PPE products to their proper destination
Protect MA is a collaborative effort to match Massachusetts-based designers, makers, and manufacturers that are producing non-medical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies and individuals who want to purchase them. Our goal is to promote the purchase of local products by local companies from communities impacted hardest by COVID-19.
This is an initiative of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) -- the Chamber of Commerce for Black businesses in the Commonwealth -- and is done so in collaboration with IncluDe Innovation and the Sofenomenal Agency Group.
Looking to join the cause? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108