The Soul Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership is leading an economic development initiative to benefit the famous quilting community in Gee’s Bend, Ala. The Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which has facilitated the acquisition of more than 500 works of African-American artists of the South for the collections of some 25 museums across the country is investing $600,000 in Paskho, a socially responsible, Black-owned lifestyle apparel company to establish a localized production pod in Gee’s Bend, an impoverished, isolated region with an average annual income stagnating at $12,000.