In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kinzie Capital Partners (Kinzie), together with its portfolio companies, launches a campaign to support Re:new Project (Re:new) to provide fabric masks for local healthcare providers, frontline workers, childcare facilities and nursing homes. The goal of the campaign is to produce as many masks as possible to increase the safety of these individuals.
Re:new Project, a non-profit organization based in Glen Ellyn, IL , trains and hires refugee women to sew. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has pivoted its entire operation to produce masks following CDC guidelines. Using 100% cotton, these CDC-compliant masks are washable, reusable, and designed for optional layering. With the support from the campaign, the masks will be donated to medical organizations and essential workers in need to protect them against COVID-19.
Kinzie and its portfolio companies made a monetary donation to support Re:new Project. The campaign will continue until shortages of protective masks no longer remain a concern.
Re:new Project is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
About Re:new Project
Founded in 2009, Re:new Project is a non-profit organization that serves refugee women resettled in and around DuPage County, Illinois. The organization engages, equips and employs refugee women to sew, providing them a space to thrive as they rebuild hopes and dreams in the United States. To learn more about Re:new Project or make a donation, visit www.renewproject.org.
About Kinzie Capital Partners
Kinzie is a Chicago-based, women-founded and led private equity firm investing in lower middle-market companies in the consumer, manufacturing and services industries. For more information visit www.kinziecp.com.
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Sharon Lira Gomez