Hope Central provides a place for non-profits to get their name out
Rochester is home to a new collaborative space downtown that allows non-profits to come together. Hope Central by Texteijl is not only a store but a place where people can make their own braded products. Every time a customer makes a purchase, 100% of the proceeds go back to the organizations. One such organization using the space includes Rochester Youth Tech Foundation to C.E.R.T.
"Our goal isn’t to change anybody, you know. As a company, it’s really just to shift the culture and a lot of that is offering a different perspective on life. That is not about donating or about power, but it about is as people. How do we see each other how do we treat each other," said the co-owner of Hope Central and sales manager of Texteijl.
Texteijl is a screen printing embroidery shop that is also actually a branding company. They do a lot of contract printing but also do it for different organizations around the community.
"A lot of the sports programs come to us for their printing. We have wineries and lots of restaurants, construction companies we do a little bit of everything. Local non profits as well. Yes lots of local non profits," according to Mindy Bedsted, the sales manager of Texteijl.