January 2019 Newsletter
Happy New Year!! 2018 has come and gone and what a year it was. Thanks to everyone that generously donated or shopped at RG to help us make this a wonderful year of reuse magic.
In December, we took in 7.9 tons of items in donations. Some items were forwarded on to other great non-profit programs such as IRC and the Teacher's Warehouse. For the year 2018, we diverted a total of 69.12 tons from our local waste stream!! Great job guys! That's a huge amount of items that would have landed in our local landfill, but found new homes and new uses. This is the essence of what RG strives for. All of those donations being received creates green jobs for RG, reduces our waste, helps someone afford supplies or items needed, and items are reused without buying new. The community has embraced this concept and because of you, RG is thriving and growing. So thanks for the support in every way!
We have added many great classes and opportunities to learn crafts and skills.
See below for our event listing.
RG Events for Jan-Feb:
Join us for our Make-It Days in February, Wednesday 2/6 and Sunday 2/10. We will be using leather scraps to make earrings.
Drop in during our regular open hours on either day. Activities are kid and adult friendly! We give you the supplies, directions and show you some examples to get your creative juices flowing. Cost is $8 per maker- bring drinks and food if you wish (alcohol is allowed)! Allow yourself at least 1 hour (or more!) to get your craft on.
Reconsidered Goods, a local nonprofit, is bringing creative reuse to the Greensboro beer scene with monthly Craft & Draft meetups. RG serves our community by taking donated materials from manufacturers and individuals and diverting them from the landfill and into the hands of artists, makers and teachers to create something new.
Join us on the third Tuesday of the month at Horigan’s House of Taps between 6-8 p.m. to make a simple upcycled craft. On Tuesday January 15, we will be making felt drink koozies Materials and instructions will be provided. It’s only a $5 donation for a great time and you’ll leave with something awesome!
Horigan's House of Taps
603A South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
Here's some BIG NEWS! RG received a SPARK Grant from Action Greensboro this Fall. We have a very exciting event happening in March that we will be launching soon. More to come... but mark your calendars for March 22nd and 23rd!!!
Because our Mondays have been a success in later 2018, we have decided to be open all 7 days a week from now on. Our operation schedule is:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-5
We accept donations on all of the days, but ask that you try to bring them 30 minutes before our closing times if possible.
This month we are highlighting our good friend and fellow re-user Bobby Craddock. Bobby has been a long time buddy of Paige's. He has the biggest heart and the greatest creative soul. He is the creator of "Scarves for Warmth".
Scarves for Warmth is A Community Involved Project brought together thru Workshops using recycled clothing and fabric to Make & Distribute Scarves 4 the Homeless in our Area.
No Experience Required. We simply need Your Heart & Hands in Participation. Our Project provides the rest.💛.
**We can accept gently worn sweatshirts/pants, wool sweaters, polar fleece yardage (I yard makes 5 scarves) to make Scarves - Day of Event.
**We will gladly distribute used hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, yoga mats and sleeping bags if you would like to donate any of those goods - Day of Event.
January 19th - T. Austin Finch House from 12PM-4PM hosted by Chair City MAKERspace
January 21 - Reconsidered Goods (MLK Day of Service) 12PM-4PM