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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture + the re

When a member of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture came into our store and said they could use some of the music stands we saved from a movie set – it was music to our ears!  Al-Bustan offers Philadelphia artistic and educational programming rooted in Arabic arts and language.  They had this to say about their re shopping experience:  “We are astounded with the amount of goodies that Resource Exchange has and you’ll never know what you may need unless you step in.”   “‘Al-Bustan,’ Arabic for ‘The Garden,’ serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while … Continue reading

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Teatro del Sol + reuse on set!

We were so excited when Teatro del Sol came to the re for materials for the set of their latest production, Good Cuban Girls by Iraisa Ann Reilly and Directed by Jose Aviles! Antique figurines from the re can be spotted on stage in the background of the production’s awkward family dinner. “Good Cuban Girls is a coming of age story that navigates the first generation American struggle for cultural preservation in the face of exile.” A big thank you to Jose Aviles, Director of Education Outreach at the Arden, for sharing these photos from Good Cuban Girls! Teatro del … Continue reading

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Salvaged Vinyl – creative reuse on stage at Arcadia University Theater!

Shout out to Arcadia University Theater, and Managing Director of Theater Arts/Production, Visual and Performing Arts, Robert Napoli for sending us photos of how they transformed our salvaged vinyl banner fabric instead of buying new!  The vinyl banners were donated from Penn Museum from Mayor Kenney’s Unity Cup! A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer.  One of their talented students, and re customer Laura Bonacci created scenic pieces for the Eager Beaver Inspirational Poster contest in their production of the Tony Award-winning comedy, … Continue reading

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