Company teaches orphans to sew
In 2013, Core Covers provided Christmas presents and food to the Casa Hogar Santa Teresita Del Niño girls orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, where its factory is located. The Christmas drive was such a success and so popular with its employees that the company decided to partner with the orphanage on an ongoing basis.
Twice a week two sewing trainers volunteer to go to the orphanage and teach the girls how to sew. It’s optional for the girls, and typically 10 to 15 participate. The company provides the equipment and material, and the girls make backpacks, garments, bags and belts.
“The Core employees love to do this work; we have a couple senior sewing trainers (both women/mothers) who covet this assignment,” says Jerry Greer, CEO at Core. “Everyone wins. Our employees see that we care about their community by this program, and the girls get tangible skills to aid them in life. The act of giving reinforces the values we aspire to live as a corporate family. We hope to expand the program over the region as we mature as a company.”