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Delaware Theatre Company + the re!

When the Delaware Theatre Company recently wrapped their production of “Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical” on May 12th, they found they no longer had a use for the large quantity of blue ball-pit balls which played the role of “water in the marsh”. Ball-pit balls are mainly composed of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) – meaning plastic! Even though LDPE (#4 plastic) is recyclable in Philadelphia, the Delaware Theatre Company saw their great potential for reuse. They contacted the re to make sure the “water in the marsh” would get a more sustainable second life! Thank you to the Delaware Theatre … Continue reading

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NELCO Architecture, Inc. + The Resource Exchange

This week, we received a donation from international design and consulting firm NELSON. NELCO Architecture, Inc., the firm’s Philadelphia branch, has offices on Walnut Street in Old City. It’s always refreshing to get a call from a responsible design firm trying to find a home for what they no longer need! Since they are reorganizing their space, they decided our creative clientele could use some of their interesting items. In addition to a fantastic collection of architecture and interior design material samples, they donated four flatfiles in great condition. In our shop, we use flatfiles like these to hold theatre and film drawings, paper, foamcore, and matboard. They are a … Continue reading

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Don’t spend it all in one place.

Here’s the thing about the holidays: it’s the season for giving. And doesn’t every nonprofit know it. The growing stack of year-end annual appeal letters on my coffee table is painful to me in two ways: 1) that sure is a lot of paper and 2) I wish I had the means to support every nonprofit that I have worked with or visited this year, but I surely don’t. I, like many of the people to whom The Resource Exchange matters most, am creative but cash-poor. How can I show these groups that I care without writing a check with … Continue reading

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