A non-profit creating hope for refugee women
While the primary goal of Re:New at 483 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn (630 547-2176) is to lend a helping hand to refugee women in need, like all acts of kindness, there are rewards for the giver, too. Here, those take the form of beautifully hand-crafted bags, clutches and totes — all designed and created on-site by volunteers.
Chic and high-end yet sturdy and functional, the purses reflect the cultures of the home-countries of DuPage county’s refugees, many of whom have survived war zones in Somalia or the Middle East.
Blankets, pillows and other home items made from fabric and leather make unique and compassionate gifts. The shop employs eight women, and all have learned to sew or improved their skills. This is a community with a purpose. As Production Director Ruthie Seager describes, “Some of these women have stories like nothing you’ve heard before. Truly heartbreaking.” Re:New gives them a safe place.Edit Module