March 23, 2013 at 10am
Directors Present: Angela, Harley, Rebecca, Kaci, Katy, Cindy
We have lots of upcoming events in April and May! Check out our events calendar for the full details.
4/17 – Green Jobs for All Panel (Rebecca will be on the panel)
4/18 – St. Edwards University Week
4/18 – Volunteer Meetup
4/20 – City of Austin Earth Day
5/4 – Violet Crown Spring Festival
5/5 – Austin Mini Maker Faire
Appreciations to our Volunteers
We cannot begin to give enough thanks to our volunteers for being the true muscle (and we’re not kidding) for our first Educators Material Drive in February. We had so much support in researching, collecting, moving, weighing, giving customer support, moving again… and we really, truly could not have done it without their support. THANK YOU!
Appreciations for Amplify Austin
Wow! Just wow! Austinites (and I guess folks across the US) really turned out to support Austin Creative Reuse during Amplify Austin, a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $1 million in 24 hours for 330 nonprofits. We received 61 donations totaling $2800. Again, thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
From now until March 31st, Half Price Books is holding a new and used children’s book drive. For every book you donate, they’ll donate one too!
You can donate your books at any Half Price Books today.
Earlier this year, On February 24, 2013, Austin Creative Reuse held it’s first Educator Materials Drive, which proved to be enormously successful! Educators from all around Austin, including school teachers (public, private, charter), after school teachers, daycare providers, scout troop leaders and more gathered to take part, share, learn and receive reused materials.
We collected over 7,400lbs of materials from the community and area businesses and invited educators to receive the materials to use for projects in their classrooms and programs.
In one day, we supported over 3,200 kids in Austin with free materials.
Examples of materials distributed:
Not only were these teachers reusing materials for a greener environment, but also they were inadvertently teaching their students the importance of resourcefulness or a “Reuse Behavior” that will stick with them for years to come, How wonderful!
Below are some videos of the Educator Drive Event, available in English & en Espanol. Take a peek!