Social and Employment
France, Niort, France
30,000 € to the Selection Committee at 2004/11/30
TRIO (Textile recyclage initiatives de l'ouest)
« A great integration project run through a partnership that the Foundation already knows with the Evira project. It is reinforced through the reliability of Emmaüs, a respected, well-established association. »
Collecting, sorting, and recycling: Trio, an off-shoot of the Evira association (Emmaüs vêtements Rhône-Alpes—Emmaüs clothing Rhône-Alpes region), which the Foundation already supports, was created with the objective of encouraging the social and professional integration of the disadvantaged, 80% of whom are women. Here, income support recipients, long-term job seekers, and the handicapped get a second chance. They regain confidence in themselves and get jobs. At the end of their CDDI two-year fixed-term integration with Trio, they receive the assistance of a socio-professional assistant who helps them find new lasting employment or complementary training.
Twenty new jobs created
All operations take place within the 2,800 m2 warehouse and the 50 m2 boutique. Collection, sorting and sales are done in partnership with fourteen Emmaüs communities and two friends of Emmaüs committees which provides them with used textiles. The Veolia foundation donated 30,000 euros to help obtain the necessary equipment: a baling press, a lift truck, etc. Trio hopes to create twenty new jobs through this activity.