Category Archives: classroom/office supplies

Marking Back to School with Creative Reuse!

Regular customer Bill knew just what to do when a friend of his posed a peculiar request:  “So, Bill, do you know where I could get a big cardboard tube fast, like by this weekend?” He responded with a confident, “I know a place…” Bill picked up a 10 foot tall cardboard tube from The Resource Exchange, cut it in half, and gave the pieces to his friend Tracy for these adorable back to school projects. The tubes were painted and topped with paper to create a giant pencil and crayon that marked the kids’ first days of school!   … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Teachers Brighten Classrooms with Creative Reuse

These amazing teachers are kicking off the school year with a sustainable start! We salvage homasote sheets from movie sets, made with 98% recycled paper and wax! They’re perfect for countless classroom projects and decorations. RE customer Honora saw the potential and put the homasote to good use in her art class. “The photos were from my Art 2H class at Harriton HS. The students were practicing using watercolors. They were working on the homasote boards I got from you last summer.  They were a hit! I hope to have them for many years!” More classrooms decorated with reclaimed materials from … Continue reading

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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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