Introducing our forever home, the Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope! After four years of searching, Rethreaded has finally found a space that will allow us the room to grow and expand to never say no to a woman who is ready to start her new life. We are so excited to share this wonderful news with you! We cannot wait until we can invite you all to come and visit.
Containing 36,000 square feet of space, the Campus of Hope houses three buildings on-site. Rethreaded will be moving into the main building on the property, which is over 20,000 square feet. This building is almost ten times the size of Rethreaded's current space. The two other buildings located on the Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope will be used as rental properties that help cover Rethreaded's utilities, maintenance, and any future repairs.
The main building was built in 1949 and was originally a train depot. The Campus of Hope resides in Historic Springfield, just on the edge of the East Side. Rethreaded's new home sits on the border of two important areas of Jacksonville.
Currently, Rethreaded has 15 survivors on staff and five career tracks, including Production, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Administration. The Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope allows Rethreaded to expand from 15 survivor staff to up to 60 at one-time and five career tracks to 16, including volunteer management, social work, and business development.
Rethreaded's production capacity would increase to allow us to grow and take on larger corporate orders, start a contract sewing company, and a logistic fulfillment company to ensure Rethreaded's economic future.
“We have been looking for a new building for four years. The moment we walked through this building we knew we had found Rethreaded's forever home. This building will quadruple our capacity to hire survivors and expand our business model. We are looking forward to being neighbors with both Springfield and East Side residents and businesses. I am confident that Rethreaded can help continue the economic development in both neighborhoods and are so proud to be part of the transformation of this area though business."
- Kristin Keen, Rethreaded CEO & Founder
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