Gino has dedicated his life to placing sewing machines in the hands of people who need them. He has worked with international humanitarian organizations and local communities to develop sewing classes and transport sewing machines around the globe. Sew Much Hope started as a small initiative of Gino’s. For decades he has scoured pawnshops and thrift stores to find sturdy sewing machines he can convert into hand-crank machines to place in poor rural areas of the world without access to electricity. Gino now also serves Sew Much Hope as its operations coordinator. He works with a network of humanitarian and community partners to find the most cost-effective way to deliver sewing equipment to people in need.