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“Organ Donors Are Super Heros!”: HelpHOPELive Celebrates Donate Life Day with Fabrics from the RE

Recently, team members of the local organization HelpHOPELive came in to The Resource Exchange to get some reclaimed fabrics for a very important event, National Donate Life Blue and Green Day! HelpHopeLive is a national nonprofit with a mission to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. They bring communities together in tax-exempt fundraising efforts to help patients and families pay medical bills and access treatments. During Donate Life Blue and Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and hold events and fundraisers, … Continue reading

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Earth Day Updates from the re!

Happy Earth Day! While every day is Earth Day here at the re, we would like to take today to share some of our biggest donations and highlights from the passed year. From film and theatre sets, local individual and business donations, and a huge warehouse clean-out, we have diverted 9,555 pounds from landfills and incinerators so far in 2016 alone!   Since last Earth Day, we’ve received many large donations, including some fantastic vintage stoves and other vintage housewares and appliances from a major motion picture shoot in NYC. From the set of Creed we got housewares, lumber, and our … Continue reading

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Resource Exchange Materials on Stage in NYC!

There’s a new production playing at Theatre Row on 42nd St. in NYC…and it features a prop that was diverted from landfill by The Resource Exchange! Set designer for Like Money in the Bank, Joseph Napolitano, purchased a reclaimed 1900s radio that he found here at the re. They refurbished it for the production, which is a period piece that takes place during the Progressive Era, described as “the first ever romantic comedy about the founding of the Federal Reserve Bank.” When he isn’t designing theatre sets (take a peek at this 1/4″ model of the set!), Joseph works for the Broadway Green … Continue reading

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