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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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George Washington University: Celebrating Spring with Service & Sustainability!

This Earth Day we wanted to express our gratitude the volunteers who donate their time helping us save materials from landfill and making them accessible to Philadelphia’s creative community! We recently had an incredible group of volunteers visit from George Washington University’s Alternative Breaks Program. Their mission is to empower and challenge all students involved to understand their relationship with the global community through direct service, education, and reflection, while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship. Over the course of two days, our volunteers helped us sort, untangle, clean, and process donations of reusable materials in the store. Some of these dedicated … Continue reading

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Salvaged Set Materials in Local School Production of Macbeth!

Here at the re, many of our customers are teachers…and they’re always reusing the materials we’ve salvaged in creative ways!   One local teacher, Meghan, found fabric and a ton of cardboard tubes (which are in endless supply here, and only 50¢!) and knew they’d be the perfect materials for her school’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Check out the students creating the spooky set from reclaimed materials! “The story of Macbeth takes place in a forest and for our design, we made it a ghost forest where the witches lurk. The tubes I received from The Resource Exchange allowed us to create trees … Continue reading

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