Re:new is moving! September 15 2015, 0 Comments

Sometimes opportunities arise as a result of hard work and planning. At other times, wonderful gifts wrapped up in unexpected partnerships seem to fall across Re:new’s path. 

The latter is certainly the case in this circumstance, and we’re jumping in with both feet!

It has been a dream to move into the downtown center for several years. The heart of Glen Ellyn’s retail district, Main Street is prime location for expanding any business with easy access to shopping year round. With a strong downtown business alliance, an active Chamber of Commerce presence, and a loyal customer base, we are excited to call 483 N. Main Street our new home. 

Formerly occupied by the Flour Barrel Bakery, we are humbled to follow such an iconic and successful business, which operated for more than 20 years in this very location. While we’re unable to offer the same array of scrumptious treats and tasty desserts, what you will find at Re:new is a retail space filled with high-quality handbags and accessory items crafted right in our Studio by our amazingly talented refugee Artisans.

With lots to do and less than eight short weeks until the big move, we are actively planning the remodel and renovations. We are pleased to announce that Amy Storm, of Designstorms, will take the role of lead designer and Tiffany Diaz volunteered to facilitate the myriad of details preparing for this move as the Project Manager.

Friends, can we ask your help? As a small nonprofit, we are in process of raising the funds necessary to remodel the space and secure short-term capital as we adjust to our new home at 483 N. Main Street. 

To help raise the anticipated $50,000 required for this wonderfully exciting transition, we are launching a CrowdRise campaign. This campaign will run for only three weeks. Join the excitement and share this campaign with your friends on social media. Together, we can reach this goal; of this I am fully confident. Every donation matters, and every gift of $5, $10, $50, $100+ goes a long way toward reaching this goal.

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On behalf of the amazing refugee Artisans, volunteers and staff of Re:new, we appreciate all that you do to care for refugee families in our community. Every handbag you purchase or donation provided helps to create a space for refugee women to thrive. Moving to downtown Glen Ellyn will enable Re:new to expand our impact by serving more refugees.

We look forward to sharing more about our move in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!