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Rethreaded Receives Generous Grant From The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund Securing Significant Growth of Membership and Contributions for Giving Circles

Published Friday, January 31, 2020


Rethreaded is honored by the generous outpouring of community support. Delores Barr Weaver, a long time Rethreaded supporter and advocate has decided to present Rethreaded with a generous grant. The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund will match the financial contributions of 17 new Circle of Sisters members. Through this $30,600 grant, Rethreaded will have the opportunity to expand its reach further than ever before. 


In 2019, Jacksonville Social Enterprise, Rethreaded began their first-ever giving circle, The Circle of Sisters (COS). They are a volunteer-led giving circle founded by Rethreaded donors and supporters. This circle brings women from around Northeast Florida together to form a sisterhood committed to providing support and advocacy for the survivors at Rethreaded. 


The Circle of Sisters is now supported by a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Now in its 55th year, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida ( is Florida's oldest and largest community foundation. The Foundation works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community – helping donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helping nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helping people come together to make the community a better place. The Foundation has more than $384 million in assets and has made grants in excess of $500 million since 1964.


The Grant was presented by Kathleen Shaw, who handles the funds of Delores Barr Weaver. The goal of this grant is to expand participation in the Circle of Sisters membership to increase contributions and support of Rethreaded. Financial contributions from 17 new members joining the Circle of Sisters will be matched through this grant. To have their contribution matched, new members must join January 2020 to June 30, 2020, and membership funds being received before June 30, 2020.


“I am thrilled to have supported Rethreaded since 2014 and have been impressed with the impact of the organization,” says Delores Barr Weaver. “I applaud your amazing leadership and entrepreneurial spirit as well as the many other board members, donors, volunteers and most importantly the courageous women who are making positive changes in their lives. I hope you will share their message and this funding opportunity with everyone you know and allow many others to join in this important work.”


Rethreaded is looking forward to the new members that are going to join The Circle of Sisters, because of this grant. To get more information about the Circle of Sisters, please email  



Rebekah Suwak

Director of Marketing