Human trafficking nonprofit launches campaign to pay for new building
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rethreaded, a social enterprise that employs survivors of human trafficking is launching an awareness and building funding campaign during Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January. With a new building, Rethreaded’s founder, Kristin Keen, says it’ll be able to expand its mission. rethreaded (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.) rethreaded (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.) So, we’re expecting nothing less now.”rethreaded (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)
Rethreaded launches campaign to raise money for new campus in Springfield
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Rethreaded launched its “Never Say No” campaign. “Our dream is to never say no to a woman who is ready to start a new life,” said Rethreaded founder and CEO Kristin Keen. The organization provides jobs and mental health services to survivors of human trafficking. The goal of the campaign is to raise money for its new campus in Historic Springfield. “Right now, we, at any given time, we’ll have a waiting list of at least 15 women,” explained Keen.
Hiring with a purpose: Jacksonville group helps survivors thrive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Giving human trafficking survivors a new purpose, the Jacksonville-based nonprofit Rethreaded Inc. has reached a new hire milestone. The group recently hired seven women to help other survivors build a new life. Rethreaded founder and CEO Kristin Keen says the new additions to the organization were made possible thanks to community support. During the pandemic our country has seen a 40% increase in calls for help to the human trafficking hotline, Keen said. We will stand with them in their new journey to freedom.Rethreadeds mission is to help human trafficking survivors start a new life.
Rethreaded gets largest-ever order for face masks
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Rethreaded, a Jacksonville nonprofit that employs survivors of human trafficking, is helping companies return to work safely by producing face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic. At Rethreaded, we see the power of impactful work every day as we grow our business and are able to employ more survivors of human trafficking, said Rethreadeds founder and CEO Kristin Keen. Rethreaded has helped three other large organizations prepare to return to work safely. The non-profit has made N99 masks for Baptist Health Jacksonville, Ascension St. Vincent, as well as cotton T-shirt masks for K9s For Warriors. The non-profits wish is that they can help more organizations return to work safely, while simultaneously progressing their mission to employ survivors of human trafficking.
Senator Rubio names 'ReThreaded' as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio named Rethreaded of Jacksonville as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Founder Kristin Keen established Rethreaded in 2011 to employ women who are survivors of human trafficking. The business, which offers a selection of conscious gifts and handcrafted accessories at its storefront in Jacksonville and online, has employed 40 women throughout its history. Rethreaded is a great example of the positive impact social entrepreneurship ventures can have on our communities," Senator Rubio said.