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You can buy masks from black-owned businesses here

I think this is a moment where we can make good decisions for our own institutions and build a vehicle to tackle systemic racism in our economics.
You can choose who you buy from.
Kerma Medical, a black-owned business in Virginia is offering 3-ply surgical masks for $0.53.
Carolina Textile District PPE, a person-of-color worker-owned co-op, is making and selling high quality cloth masks with medical grade antimicrobial fabric for $4.12 — or if we get enough volume for $3.86 per mask.
You can place an order here from these and other vendors.
154 organizations have come together.
We vetted 11 suppliers across 20 items. These businesses rose to the top for a variety of reasons – quality, price, terms and more.
You can see the price list on page 2 of this background document or below.
We invite you to join us by submitting an order as part of this cooperative effort before June 9 at 12 noon ET.
By placing an order through our co-op order form by June 9, we’ll be able to get volume discounts because of the large number of organizations buying together.
Place your Order Here before Tuesday at 12 noon
If you’re interested, but not ready to order, you can complete this simple interest form and we’ll keep you in the loop. We’ll organize another group purchase in July.
Please spread the word.
Once again:
  1. Express interest here.
  2. Submit your Order here
  3. Read more background here.
Please spread the word.
PS – Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) is member-owned cooperative ( We help educational, religious, coop, and community institutions lower the cost of their largest contracts while being more effective with the performance they get from their vendors.
In response to our members and others, we started organizing this cooperative buying group for PPE with organizations looking to help share information, market insight, and facilitate group purchasing in this time of need, supply chain challenges, and uncertainty.

Additional Details & Price Lists here.

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