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Making Of Orange – YOUR Impact

Betsy Garrett
Betsy Garrett Monday February 21, 2011
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So did you know that by signing up for Orange, YOU are providing jobs for real people that are trying to make a better life for their families? And if you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area these people might just be in your backyard.

This year, we have partnered with an incredible organization called Plywood People to create the conference bags for each attendee. Plywood as joined forces with a group of refugees in North Carolina to take used billboards and turn them into your conference bags. We’re using part of your conference fee to pay them a fair wage for their product and services, and they’re providing jobs and E.S.L. classes to this incredible group of survivors.

Two weeks ago, our own Angie Bogen took a trip with Jeff Shinabarger (founder of Plywood People) up to Charlotte to check on the progress of this project and meet the people who are working to make these bags for YOU! Check out this short video of Jeff talking with one of the women in the project (the audio is very difficult to hear, but Jeff does a great job highlighting the key points) then browse through Angie’s photographs below.