Staples Partners With Moms and Jobs on Socially Responsible Apparel
Located near Boston, MoJo provides employment to single mothers in the apparel manufacturing sector—offering on-the-job training and education, free child care, health care, retirement plans, higher wages and a career development plan that transitions clothing and apparel seamstresses into senior roles throughout the company and propels them into greater career opportunities.
Currently, two out of every five babies are born to single mothers, and 27 percent of those mothers live in poverty. MoJo's mission is to create jobs that will allow single mothers to work while offering alternatives to the expensive daycare programs that prevent some mothers from being able to re-enter the work force.
Through a new partnership with Staples Advantage's promotional products business, Staples Promotional Products, MoJo's products—including fleece jackets, caps, blankets and more—will soon be available to an even wider audience, and its mission more widely realized. As the largest promotional products distributor in North America, Staples Promotional Products serves small- and mid-sized businesses to more than 40 percent of the Fortune 1000—companies that can now order products and apparel manufactured by MoJo and customize it with a company logo.