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1% of all Whole Foods Market Domain Store Sales to go to Austin Creative Reuse

Whole Foods MarketHoly smokes! The opening of the highly anticipated Whole Foods Market in the Domain is going to be one epic week!

To celebrate, Whole Foods Market is donating 1% of all Domain store sales on Friday, January 17th to Austin Creative Reuse (ACR)!

Maybe I should say that again.

Whole Foods Market is donating 1% of all Domain store sales to ACR on Friday!

If you shop at the new Domain store on Friday, you’ll be effectively donating 1% of your sales to Austin Creative Reuse!

We’ll be there all day from 10am to 7pm. From 6-7pm, we’ll be hosting an in-store craft in their new community room (which we hear is an absolutely gorgeous space). We’ll be making envelopes, 3D stars, and gift tags out of cereal boxes.

Join us, won’t you?

Whole Foods Market | At the Domain
11920 Domain Drive
Austin  Texas  78758

 

FAQs

Can I shop at any Whole Foods Market for the 1% donation to Austin Creative Reuse?

No! It’s only for sales at the new Domain store located at 11920 Domain Drive, Austin Texas  78758!

Does it count if I shop on any day other than Friday?

Sorry, no! It’s only for sales on Friday, January 16, 2014.

Are there any limits to how much I can shop that will benefit ACR?

Nope! Shop ’til you drop, my friend.

Is there any other way I can help?

Sure thing! We’ll be setting up a booth all day at the Domain store to spread the word about Austin Creative Reuse. We could always use another pair of hands at our booth or during our craft night from 6-7pm. Email us to sign up for a shift at info@austincreativereuse.org.

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Austin Creative Reuse is Hiring an Intern!

Do you have a passion for art, reuse or the environment? Do you want to learn more about start-ups and how to create a business?

About the Internship

Austin Creative Reuse (ACR) is seeking interns to work 15-20 hours per week.

We are looking for students who are ready to use their creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and skills to help move ACR forward.

This is an unpaid internship but can count towards school credit and is a great resume builder and opportunity to gain valuable experience.

You’ll have the chance to see what it takes for a non-profit organization to go from an idea on paper to a sustainable community organization.

We offer super-flexible hours seven days a week. You will work remotely most of the time, but must be located in the Austin area. We’ll have regular in-person meetings to check in and offer help and guidance where needed.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with the opening of a retail location.
  • Support Reuse Alliance ReuseConex 2014 conference setup
  • Coordinate a marketing brand development project.
  • Coordinate an online giving campaign.
  • Coordinate collection of materials for ACR.
  • Attend events hosted by ACR that build awareness in the community.
  • Create internal and external communications that excite audiences about ACR

Skills:

  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity working with Google Drive, Trello or other task management tools.

Requirements:

You must have access to a computer and the Internet.

About Austin Creative Reuse

Austin Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization that collects, sells, and distributes donated reusable materials. We’re giving materials a second life! We are currently working towards opening a public community and retail space.

How to apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Rebecca@austincreativereuse.org

December 2013 Board Meeting

December 10, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Katy, Harley, Cindy, Leslie, Kaci, Carole
Visitors: Alice

AmazonSmile
photoMany thanks for Katy for setting us up with AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Austin Creative Reuse! The setup is crazy simple too. Start making an impact on ACR today!

Holiday Stroll
We had a fabulous time with InkTank at the Holiday Stroll on December 7th. We donated the materials for them to create yeti costumes and a winter-y living room! It was so much fun!

Goodbye Harley! (Sort of)
We’re so sad to say that Harley has decided to move on from the Austin Creative Reuse board. She’s starting grad school this Spring and will need all the time she can get for studying and pursuing her Masters. She won’t be too far away though and we’re sure you’ll continue to see her at events.

Donate 0.5% of your Amazon Purchases to Austin Creative Reuse with AmazonSmile

You can make a HUGE difference this shopping season by donating 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to Austin Creative Reuse.

What? Yes! 

It takes only 20 seconds of set up:

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  1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
  2. Search for Austin Creative Reuse.
  3. Select Austin Creative Reuse as the charity you’d like to support.
  4. For all future Amazon purchases, go to smile.amazon.com.

Every Amazon purchase you make will directly benefit Austin Creative Reuse at NO COST TO YOU.

The products are the same on AmazonSmile. The prices are the same. The only difference is that Amazon will donate 0.5% to Austin Creative Reuse!

****Make sure you start your Amazon product search at smile.amazon.com.****

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5 Reuse Gift Giving Ideas for Ladies (Part 3)

Know what women love more than gifts? Gifts you’ve made yourself. Take a gander at these five awesome reuse ideas that any lady would love to have made especially for her!

1. Milk Jug Clock

Milk Jug Clock

 

2. Cell phone charging tote

leftover fabric or felt for a cellphone recharging tote

 

3. Wine Cork Pendants

Wine Cork Pendants

4. Vintage Book Purse

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5. Milk Jug Lamp

Milk Jug Lamp

Other Reuse Gift Giving Ideas: Part 1 | Part 2

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5 More Reuse Gift Giving Ideas (Part 2)

We have five more fun reuse gifting ideas. I have to say, we are delighted by the craftiness! The cleverness! The reuse-iness! Okay, enough. You’ll love ’em!

1. Etched Map Serving Tray

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2. Vintage Book E-Reader Cover

Vintage Book E-Reader Cover

3. Magazine Reed Box

Magazine Reed Box

4. Vintage Trophy Coat Rack

Vintage Trophy Coat Rack

5. Rope Nesting Bowls

Rope Nesting Bowls

More reuse gift giving guides: Part 1

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Bubble Mailers Needed

bubblemailerPlease donate your used bubble mailers to Austin Creative Reuse this holiday season!

Some guidelines:

  • Ensure your mailer is complete. It can be open/used, but we need both sides.
  • Save up a pile or hold a bubble mailer drive at your work (you’d be surprised how many get delivered to offices!)
  • Email us at info (at) austincreativereuse (dot) com with questions or to schedule a donation.
  • Or make a delivery to 6942 Ryan Dr, Austin, TX 78757 (there’s a blue bin in the driveway with ACR on the side)

And hey, thanks for reusing!

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Five Reuse Gift Giving Ideas (Part 1)

I know, I know. Gifting blog posts already? We’re not even through Thanksgiving yet!

Giving gifts you make yourself can take more time (but less money!) than a trip to a department store. It’s a good idea to start now, if you plan to make all your pressies. Plus, we want you to be super prepared with crafts for after you stuff yourselves silly on Thanksgiving. Thoughtful, I know!

Here are five great ideas for gift giving this holiday season!

1. Beaded CD Ornaments

Beaded CD Ornaments

2. Rolled Paper Flowers

Rolled Paper Flowers

 3. Album Cover Box

Album Box Cover

4. Pom Pom Necklace

Pom Pom Necklace

5. Cork Succulents

Succulents in Cork

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What Can I Do With… Styrofoam

The dreaded Styrofoam. It sneaks into your life by way of product packaging, take-out containers, and mailed parcels. The next thing you know, it’s taking up space in your trash can (since Austin is not currently set up to recycle styrofoam through single stream recycling) and being carted off to the landfill. To live. Forever and ever.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. While Austin Creative Reuse also cannot accept styrofoam, you can find a new home for it with a tiny bit of effort.

Donate

Donate packing peanuts at your nearest UPS store.

Freecycle or give away packing peanuts on Craigslist.

Recycle

You can also recycle all styrofoam (free for drop-off only) at:

Texas Disposal Systems
3016 FM 1327
Buda, TX 78610

TDS accepts styrofoam, but they must be clean of food residue, plastic film, tape and labeling and not in bags.

(Updated and accurate as of July 2015)

Educators Material Drive Recap

We were delighted to offer our second material give-away to Austin area educators in October. With the help of generous individual and institutional donors and dozens of dedicated volunteers, we were proud to provide free supplies to classroom teachers, early-childhood educators, home-school teachers and families, after-school support providers, and others in the community. Some critical stats:

  • Teachers representing over 4400 students attended the event.
  • We diverted over two tons of material from the landfill.
  • We gave away 75 pre-packed educational activity kits and featured 2 more model hands-on lessons that could be produced with some of the materials we were giving away.

We all got a little nervous when rainfall in the area topped six inches the night before, but it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the event or the willingness of educators to come out for it! Thanks to everyone who participated. We’re looking forward to finding more ways to serve our Austin educator community in the future.

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