Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has named OWWR an "Official Ministry Partner."
OWWR began its sewing lessons in a small group of rooms at the Della Lamb adult training facility, and then moved to share the main campus near Independence and Paseo. We have maintained strong ties with their work in the KC refugee and immigrant community and beyond.
This thrift store/community services organization has provided major in-kind donations to OWWR in support of refugee resettlement and vocational training.
Mike Mitchell established this company in 2017 and employs a staff of approximately 30. RAC’s intent is to help restore dignity to apparel manufacturing. They operate living-wage sewing factories in Haiti and KC, employing our graduates whose home situation allows them to work full-time. One of our graduates has become a supervisor, trainer and then department manager.
InFaith Community Foundation of Minneapolis
InFaith was an early backer of the OWWR concept and provided significant and vital seed money to establish services in Kansas City.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
OWWR is an affiliate organization for the FastTrac program, which allows us to offer the entrepreneurial training program for free to our refugee clients and others.
Charles M. Helzberg Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Thank you for the generous donation.