Nashville, TN, April 19, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc., a Performance HealthCare Products, Inc. company, the leader in on-demand apparel manufacturing, announced today that it is giving back to the local community by donating several Singer sewing machines to Catholic Charities of Tennessee’s Sewing Training Academy.
In a special arrangement with Singer Sewing Machines, OnPoint Manufacturing developed an initiative to foster early sewing programs that give young designers and seamstresses the necessary assistance and tools they need to jump start their careers.
“When I approached Van Tucker at the Nashville Fashion Alliance (NFA) about the possibility of a donation, she immediately thought of the great work that Trishawna Quincy was doing with her sewing program at Catholic Charities of Tennessee,” stated J. Kirby Best, Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing. "We are pleased to be able to make this type of donation."
“The Sewing Training Academy is thrilled to receive this amazing gift. Not only will the sewing machines enrich the classroom experience, some students who could not otherwise afford machines will get to take one home, giving them an opportunity to sharpen their skills beyond the classroom,” Trishawna Quincy, Coordinator and Instructor of the East Nashville-based Sewing Training Academy, said.
“OnPoint Manufacturing understands the value of skilled commercial sewers and the good work being done at the Sewing Training Academy. Trishawna and her students will be able to put this generous donation to good use, helping individuals learn commercial sewing skills that will lead to job creation opportunities,” stated Van Tucker, CEO of the NFA.
About OnPoint Manufacturing, Inc.
OnPoint Manufacturing specializes in Purchase Activated On-Demand Mass Customization of apparel. OnPoint has developed technically advanced manufacturing and distribution solutions for the apparel industry. Our factory model automates and integrates almost every aspect of the manufacturing process from order entry to delivery. The integrated components that are driven by complex software allow OnPoint to manufacture millions of unique SKU's on-demand reducing inventory costs and streamlining the whole supply chain. Founded by CEO J. Kirby Best, OnPoint maintains a manufacturing facility in Florence, Alabama, with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, with guidance from the NFA, began the Sewing Training Academy in August 2015 to close the gap between jobs available in skilled sewing and the lack of skilled sewers. Over 80 students, including refugees and other underserved populations, have gone through the program since it began. The classes are open to anyone who wants to sew for commercial purposes.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, established in 1962, had 70,000 service connections last year with residents of 38 Middle Tennessee counties. Major areas of community involvement include adoptions & parental support, counseling, senior services, education & job training, refugee & immigrant services, and basic needs (including feeding, housing, financial literacy, and other forms of assistance). ~ The agency is a licensed child placement agency of the State of Tennessee and its adoption program is Hague Accredited. Services are available to people of every religious, ethnic, cultural and racial background. The Tennessee Office for Refugees is a department of Catholic Charities of Tennessee. For more information, visit www.cctenn.org or www.facebook.com/CatholicCharitiesofTN or call 615-352-3087.
J. Kirby Best, (615) 330-2407
Christopher Taylor, (615) 900-9022
Director of Marketing
Trishawna Quincy, (310) 946-9048
Coordinator & Instructor at the Sewing Training Academy of Catholic Charities of Tennessee