Refoundry continues to innovate its programming during the current crisis, providing craft training, internet literacy, opportunity and purpose to those most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
While our workshop remains closed, Refoundry is launching its Makers Make Masks project, providing homebound, formerly-incarcerated people with sewing machines, kits, pre-cut fabric swatches, technical support and online training to make washable masks for donation to Rikers Island and LA County Jail. We're targeting distribution of 5,000 masks in the first 8 weeks of the project.
Continuing our practice of engaging partners, Refoundry has enlisted other reentry organizations and businesses in its Makers Make Masks project, including Fortune Society, Strive, Women's Prison Association, Defy Ventures, ConBody, and Departments of Correction.
About us: Refoundry's mission is to provide formerly incarcerated people with skills and opportunity to achieve financial independence and become leaders and job creators in our communities. Our programs focus on craft, commerce and entrepreneurship. Professional skills training begins with repurposing discarded materials into home furnishings. Participants sell the goods they make and the revenue covers living wages and benefits. Refoundry teaches life skills and personal development, provides on-site services and referrals and maintains an alumni program.