August 2018

Wow! It's been a busy and hot summer at Reconsidered Goods. Thanks for everyone sweating it out with us through this hotter than usual month. Being in a warehouse is great for space, but not great for climate control. So thanks for still coming in to shop, attending classes and donating despite the heat.

Speaking of donations, in July we took in 7 TONS of donations. That is our highest month so far! That's 7 tons of things that will be reused and not heading to the landfill. Because of the many generous donations, we decided to have a 50% off sale last week to help with our limited space. We love receiving good stuff, but 7 tons is a lot!!! So we thought we'd give customers a chance to save some money and it helped us make a little breathing room on the sales floor. Getting these items out to people for reuse is our mission. So when our cup runneth over, we like to pay it forward to our loyal customers. That is just one more way RG is here for the community and here because of the community. And we plan on being here for a long time!

We have been busy this summer writing grants, planning outreach and booking projects. Laura, our Education Director, has been busy preparing for the upcoming school year. She's ready to dig in to getting our STEAM curriculum out in the district and supporting our teachers.

On Saturday, August 18th, we will have a planned kid's activity at the Renaissance Shops School Daze event . We will have a creative reuse activity from 1-3. Come out and support the Renaissance Shopping Center's mission in creating a democratically owned and controlled grocery store in Northeast Greensboro that provides healthy foods at affordable prices and is committed to locally sourced foods, community education and dignified jobs.

 Alex Lowe is new to our RG team. Alex interned with us last year after graduating from NC State in Industrial Design and we are so glad to have him managing our warehouse. Say hi to Alex when you drop off donations at the back dock.

We would like to highlight our volunteer Beth Wright, who has been a volunteer at RG for a year and a half. She has also donated her time to the Piedmont Land Conservancy and Peacehaven Community Farm. Beth is a Greensboro native and enjoys taking nature photographs. She once had a photograph that she took at The Goat Lady Dairy published in Our State Magazine. When asked what she enjoyed from spending time volunteering at RG, she said "It's fun to see children and adults explore their creativity in the make & take space. I am also drawn to the mission of keeping good stuff out of the landfill. I enjoy checking out the great fabrics the store has."

Thanks to Beth for her contributions at RG. She is a huge asset to our outreach and retail environment.