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Student Art Using Reclaimed Fabric!

Local Artist Aimee Lin has been working with students from the Lingelbach Elementary after school program to make quilts and a woven fabric mural; all made from reclaimed fabric found at the re! The quilt says, “You change the world by being yourself”, a Yoko Ono quote! “I wanted to say thank you to The Resource Exchange for providing the materials! I just recently went back to you guys to get more fabric for this Spring’s quilt making project for Henry C Lea Elementary and am excited to see what they make.”  In 2019, we kept over 4,000lbs of fabric … Continue reading

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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 supporting … Continue reading

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A carload of MATH!

When the Colonial School District (from Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting) emailed and said they wanted to donate a CARLOAD of elementary math manipulatives, we said “Um… what are math manipulatives?” Turns out they are colorful 2 dimensional shapes, 3 dimensional shapes, counting cubes, unifix cubes, and various other items from Pearson’s Investigation 2 Series in grades K-5. These shapes can be taken out of the classroom and into YOUR creative process! The clear plastic shapes are thick enough to be drilled into or manipulated with other tools while the foam shapes are flexible and easy to cut. We love staring at them … Continue reading

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