We are so excited to announce that we have promoted Josefina to Artisan Program Director! In addition to her responsibilities as our Studio Manager, she will also take on artisan programming, all special orders, and help to generate business and sales ideas.
Brittany Fellowes has know about Re:new since it first started. She has always loved their purpose of creating jobs and a safe gathering place for refugee women.
In early February of this year (right before everyone’s world turned upside down as a result of the pandemic), I traveled to the island of Lesvos, Greece to serve at the Moria refugee camp. God put it on my heart to go, and I am so thankful that, after two previous unsuccessful scheduling attempts, He led me there.
Those who volunteer know the joy of giving and getting. The giving is the known part. We know what we are “signing up” to do.
The first time I taught an ESL class to the women of Renew was in Spring 2017. I'd approached the executive director at the time about my volunteering as a sales associates/ESL teacher and she welcomed the idea.