Project Category: Other
Number of Participants: 50-100
Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours
Cost: Nothing, especially if you shop!
Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Financial Donations
Location: 820 Barnett Street
Jacksonville FL 32209 MAP LINK
Rethreaded is a social entrepreneurship that is breaking the cycle of the sex trade by offering viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade (i.e. human trafficking prostitution, drug addiction, pornography and strip clubs). Our vision is to unravel the effects of the sex trade by fighting business with business on a global and local level. The multibillion dollar sex industry is founded on the exploitation of mostly women and children. As a business we want to provide safe, viable, and dignity-giving work to survivors of the sex trade allowing them to be who they were created to be.
Impact: Rethreaded works with women locally who have been affected by the sex trade (i.e. prostitution and human trafficking) and gives them a second chance at life through business. More often than not, if a woman wants to start over and leave a life of exploitation and trauma she can’t find a job and therefore can’t start a new life. Rethreaded has provided over 15,000 hours of work and directly helped 20 women locally though providing jobs in the Jacksonville, FL area. Globally, Rethreaded has positively impacted the lives of over 2,000 women through our import company. Each life holds great value, and the positive impact these women experience in their lives reaches far out into the community through grace, hope, and reconciliation. There is great potential to help many more.
Volunteer Responsibilities: 1.If the participant would like a meaningful tour and shopping experience we can arrange an hour long tour where you get to hear all about Rethreaded and includes a testimony from one of our survivor employees. You will then have time to shop afterwards. 2.If you would like to volunteer plan on two hours on Tuesday afternoons where you will be able to sort t-shirts and help label product. IF you have other admin skills and we have the work, you might be doing admin.
Attire: Jeans, nice T-shirt and closed toed shoes are best.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: No
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: We would love to bring a pop-up shop with all our goods and give a talk about Rethreaded that would include a testimony from a survivor. We just need two or three 8 foot tables.