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How Delores Barr Weaver is Shaping Jacksonville

by | May 26, 2022

You might’ve heard Rethreaded’s new home being called the “The Delores Barr Weaver Campus Of Hope”. We were able to purchase our warehouse because of a generous matching grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund. Delores Weaver came from humble beginnings and worked to become one of the country’s top 20 generous donors! 

Delores is a philanthropist and one of the greatest supporters of this city. Some of her many titles include one of the original founders of Women’s Giving Alliance, and the founder of The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund. She has helped Jacksonville in tremendous ways that many of us don’t even realize. 

Delores Barr Weaver came to Jacksonville in 1993 with her husband Wayne Weaver and established the NFL Franchise, The Jacksonville Jaguars. Delores was passionate about establishing the Jaguar Foundation and was the champion of its work and oversaw the day to day operations. Since then, she has challenged our community’s generosity and created philanthropists throughout Jacksonville. Delores continuously gave and continues to give through her legacy fund to causes that support the rights for women and children, public education, hospitals, and more. 

She has donated and helped women’s youth programs, nonprofits, community outreach programs and more. Because of Delores Weaver’s advocacy for women and girls, she was the original funder for what is now named after her: The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center that opened in 2013. The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is “a center which engages communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls, young women, and youth who identify as female, especially those impacted by the justice system”. (Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center) 

The Delores Barr Weaver center has already produced 27 original research publications elevating issues impacting girls in the justice system, passed 5 laws in partnership with the Children’s Campaign, trained nearly 3,000 professionals and students in the justice system, law enforcement, education, and health fields, etc. (Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center Accomplishments

Delores is one of the founding members of the Women’s Giving Alliance, an organization which aims to improve the lives of women and girls in Northeast Florida, and inspire women to be strategic philanthropists. Through the Women’s Giving Alliance, in 2021, more than 400 members pooled their gifts to make $587,500 of grants benefiting women and girls in Northeast Florida. (Women’s Giving Alliance

Though these accomplishments are incredible, the most interesting thing about Delores is how she challenges the community by offering matching grants to create new philanthropists. She believes that everyone can donate and rally around a cause to help their city. 

Rethreaded would not be where it is today without Delores Weaver’s continuous support and contributions. She has supported Rethreaded since our third year of existence and over the years, has made investments that have helped us hire more staff, obtain air conditioning in our previous building, and now has helped us create our forever home –  The Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope. 

Delores Weaver has created a tremendous legacy. Her investment into women and youth programs has changed the story for many in our city. Because of her generosity, generations of lives will be changed. We honor the legacy that Delores has created in our city.

Ways You Can Support Rethreaded

1. Make A Purchase Through Rethreaded:  Each purchase from Rethreaded directly affects the lives of survivors and helps them gain skills, get job training, get access to counseling, and put the pieces of their lives back together.

Shop: https://shop.rethreaded.com/

2. Corporate Gifting:  Gifts of Hope are perfect gift boxes for clients, customers, employees, speakers, conference gifts, etc. Shop some classic box combinations or create your own! 

Gifts Of Hope Information: https://rethreaded.com/gifts-of-hope/

3. Donate:   Every single dollar goes to providing employment, job training, access to counseling, and a community of support for survivors of human trafficking. No matter what your donation amount, know that you are leveraging your resources to make our community and the world a better and more healing place for survivors. 

Donate:  https://www.classy.org/campaign/general-giving/c355049

4. Become A Corporate Sponsor:    From upcycling donations and event sponsorship to recurring or one-time giving or even team volunteer days, there are countless ways your business can get involved with Rethreaded. Our corporate sponsors have included Southwest Airlines, Farah & Farah, Mac Papers, and many more.

Corporate Sponsor: https://rethreaded.com/get-involved/

4. Join A Giving Circle: Our giving circles are volunteer-led groups founded by Rethreaded donors and supporters. We have two volunteer led group, Circle of Sister and Band of Brothers

Join Circle of Sisters: https://www.classy.org/give/355029/#!/donation/checkout

Join Band of Brothers: https://www.classy.org/give/370516/#!/donation/checkout

5. Volunteer: You can join the mission to help survivors of human trafficking by joining us during one of our work days. While we operate a little differently than most other nonprofits, we do welcome volunteers to join us on our mission. 

Volunteer: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/567016312353450029/false#/invitation

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Birthday Party

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday and support survivors. There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday! There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Mom’s Night Out

Enjoy reconnection, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to make a difference. This event is designed to uplift and empower moms while supporting a great cause. 

Engage in refreshing activities, enjoy specialty treats, and revel in a community of women determined to support one another through thick and thin.

This is a special event meant to engage moms with refreshing activities, specialty treats, and connections with other moms in the area.

Cocktails For A Cause

Meet with other Realtors in your area while you enjoy cocktails, networking, exclusive toffee tasting, and a personalized shopping experience while contributing to the care and support of survivors of human trafficking.

Are you in the real estate industry and looking to expand your professional network? Our Cocktails for a Cause event connects relators, interior designers, contractors, and other real estate industry professionals here in Jacksonville. You'll not only get the opportunity to network but also here from industry experts.

Women Empowering Women

Connect, uplift, and support survivors of human trafficking. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and Rethreaded’s unique upcycled products. Take part in authentic breakout group discussions about how to value and intentionally use your time. 

Proceeds from ticket sales provide employment, holistic care, and services for women in Rethreaded’s Survivor Development Program.

Connect with other women at our Women Empowering Women events. You'll have the opportunity to take part in authentic breakout group discussions and network with like-minded women in our community.

Mukti Freedom Gala

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 

As always, proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Our Mukti Gala is our largest annual fundraiser that helps us provide the resources needed for the survivor's development program. We would love your support at our next Mukti- which means "freedom" in Bengali - and help change lives with us. Plus, if you have the opportunity to join us in the festivities you'll get to enjoy an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing and so much more!

Human Trafficking Educational Panel

Join us as we discuss human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and learn how to empower survivors. Experts will share their insights, experience, and perspective. Ticket proceeds support survivor care, support, and education.

Want to learn more about human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and how you can empower survivors? Join us at one of our Human Trafficking Educational Panels where experts share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.