MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As COVID-19 spreads shortly amongst younger individuals, a Wayzata highschool pupil has made it her mission to assist maintain individuals wholesome.
Marit Larson began her personal masks making enterprise to cease the unfold of COVID.
“It provides me one thing to do, so I’d properly attempt to work out the best way to customise masks and make individuals wish to put on them and make them cuter,” Larson stated.
Larson needed to encourage her Wayzata senior classmates and different younger individuals to put on masks, so she began an Instagram account to satisfy the younger individuals the place they’re.
She’s additionally designing masks that match the developments she and her pals are into proper now, like tie-dye masks.
Larson additionally utilizing her Instagram platform to teach individuals. In her posts, she shares the variety of each day COVID instances from the Minnesota Division of Well being.
“Educating and displaying how dangerous COVID nonetheless is, since most individuals my age don’t watch the information,” stated Larson.
Whereas her masks assist maintain individuals wholesome, her earnings assist her neighborhood. Larson donates a majority of her revenue to Interfaith Outreach and Neighborhood Companions, a Plymouth non-profit meals shelf for households in want.
“Individuals can go there and get provides they want after they’re financially unstable, which is certainly rising with COVID,” stated Larson. “May as properly give again to those that are in larger want than I’m at the moment.”
Larson says she is going to maintain making them so long as individuals want them.
“It’s actually enjoyable after I’m at a retailer or out in public and I see somebody carrying a masks that I made and inside I’m like, ‘Ope, I made that one!’” Larson stated.
To date Larson has donated greater than $500 to Interfaith Outreach in simply three months. To purchase a “Masks By Marit” message her on her Instagram page or MaskByMarit.com, which is launching quickly.