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The Collective Thread is a non-profit that trains immigrants and refugees to sew. They graduate skilled stitchers to fulfill the sewing workforce issue for local companies as well as hire graduates to work in their small batch facility.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the non-profit has shifted their textile production to exclusively make masks and hospital gowns. 2,000 masks had been produced for the St. Louis Community as of April 1st. Their cost is $5 per mast, and thousands of requests remain in our region.

They are giving items to hospitals and the VA free of charge. With no income from texle orders, they are keeping their staff on payroll, relying exclusively on donations.

HesseMartone has donated to The Collective Thread and invites you to join. Donations are urgently needed to keep their efforts going.

Visit their website to support.