October/November newsletter

The Fall has gotten away from us. If we weren't having a Hurricane, we were just busy. But we are excited to have moved on to November and to bring you news of RG happenings and excitement.

We have added 3 new members to our team. Sue, Courtney and Molly are volunteers that have moved into staff positions. They are all great additions to the team and we are grateful to have the extra hands on deck. Say hello to them at check out if you see them.

Because of the extra help, we are able to be open on Mondays for November and December!! Our new hours are as follows:

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5 
Sunday 12-5

*Special dates to make note of*:

The 2nd round of our BIG VINYL SALE will start Monday 11/12
We will be closing early (at 3:00) on Wednesday November 21
Closed Thanksgiving Day November 22
We WILL be open on Black Friday and have fun and exciting sales planned!!!

October brought in lots of donations, despite the multiple storms in the area. We received in 9.7
tons of donated materials that were diverted from the landfill.

November is here and we have some fun events planned. Make-It day is November 7 (Wednesday) & 11 (Sunday) and we will be making colorful friendship necklaces.

No Straw November: Join Laura at Center City Park this Saturday 11/10/18 from 3-5:30 for an RG activity table. Stick around for the movie viewing of STRAW! that evening. 

Join the City of Greensboro and local organizations in supporting No Straw November! Visit us from 3 pm to 5:30 pm for information, resources, games, activities and more!

Bring your blankets and chairs for a screening of STRAWS at 5:30 pm.

STRAWS is a 30-minute documentary with a colorful history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

It's estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone. Ocean Conservancy ranks straws as the #5 most found litter item on beaches. They're non-recyclable, so they wind up in landfills, litter streets and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris in oceans annually.----

Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Here are some great tips on reducing your waste for the Holidays.
http://zerowastememoirs.com/host-zero-waste-thanksgiving/.  Every little bit helps!

We are highlighting 2 of our favorite volunteers this month. Eric (aka Mr. music) and Missy have been volunteering with us for 6 months and help us out 4 days a week. We couldn't do all we do without them both.