BUFFALO, NY – Del Reid, best known for starting the famous Bills Mafia movement, is the founder of 26 Shirts. Thanks to this, sports equipment is sold and funds are donated to help those in need.
âI got the idea to create this year-long community service project called 26 Shirts,â Reid said. âWe were going to sell a different shirt every two weeks. And give as much as possible to families who need it. The idea took off and here we are eight years later.
the Mafia girls, a community of about 16,000 female Bills fans, decided they wanted to help 26 T-shirts.
âBecause our values ââare very similar,â said Kristen Kimmick, owner of Mafia Babes. âWe are moving in the same direction by wanting to be charitable and help the community. “
The Mafia Babes have teamed up with the company to create team clothing.
âThe Mafia Babes foundation funds are all lumped together in all different avenues,â Kimmick said. “With 26 shirts, the proceeds from all the equipment go to the foundation.”
At the end of each month, the funds raised are donated to a different charity, decided through partnerships with Bills players.
âThis month, we are teaming up with Emmanuel Sanders, who has just relaunched his foundation,â Kimmick said.
The mission is to help children from disadvantaged families.
Through all of this work, the Mafia Babes say they want to not only support the bills, but also support the community.