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Local School PTA Auctions reMade Artwork!

The PTA at Independence Charter School (ICS) held a silent auction last month to benefit their Fine Arts Fund. Students creatively used old player piano rolls that were found at The Resource Exchange and reMade beautiful pieces of art that were auctioned off for the benefit.    ICS is a “community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners.” We’re so impressed with the school’s creative reuse and glad these rolls were able to benefit Philadelphia arts education. Congratulations on a successful fundraiser!

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The Repurpose Project: Temple U’s Sustainable Event Management Course visits the re!

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management partnered with The Resource Exchange to create The Repurpose Project. The Project is part of the Sustainable Event Management Course within the Event Leadership Certificate. The overall goal of STHM Sustainable Event Management course is to better educate students about environmentally friendly initiatives in the event and meeting planning industry. Students are provided with resources and tools to needed to become socially responsible future leaders of event and meeting industry. The Repurpose Project is a great way for STHM to Partner with a community leader in sustainability. And we’re so glad … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Sewing at Bodine High!

Many of our regular customers are educators in the School District of Philadelphia. We always love to see the creative ways they’re able to promote reuse with their students! Marita Fitzpatrick, a teacher from Bodine High School for International Affairs, recently picked up a whole bunch of reclaimed fabric from our $1 per pound fabric section to use in a sewing lesson with her students. The students made these adorable stuffed toys! We’re so glad this fabric was used in a local school instead of being sent to landfill. Thanks for sharing, Marita!

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