Every bag is uniquely different and handmade in America by legal refugees.
Plywood People is a division of Suffered Enough, a 501(c)3 organization formed to creatively support organizations conducting charitable activities and to provide relief to the poor, distressed and underprivileged. We do this in 2 ways. Education [conferences/events]and Implementation [Gift Card Giver/Billboard Bags]
We have 3 core values that drive all we do. Our goal is that we would measure all we do through the lens of Sustain, Open and Wow.
Generosity / Sustainability / Stewardship / Business Planning / Realistic Goals / Rest / Retreat
Transparency / Open Source / Shared knowledge / Education / Conversation / Connecting / Generosity
Creativity / Innovation / Excellence / Hard Work / Style / Why didn’t I think of that?
We pursue 2 aspects in our work. Education and Implementation.
Education: We host a series of conferences, retreats and events where we are working to educate others in what it looks like to pursue ideas and create change. We work to inspire, challenge, and encourage others in the work being done to make our communities better places. We believe we are able to speak into these projects, because we are doing the hard work ourselves.
Implementation: We have implemented 2 of our own projects, Gift Card Giver and Billboard Bags. Through Gift Card Giver, we collect unused/partially used gift cards, and then give them to people and organizations in need. Through Billboard bags, we employ refugees who go through a job training course learning English, Financial Management, and how to sew, with the goal of moving them into jobs where they are able to make more than minimum wage.