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Summer Yard Sale was a Success!

Our Summer Yard Sale on July 13th was a major success! We had 175 visitors and raised over $1,000 for Austin Creative Reuse. Even more importantly for Rebecca, we were able to clear out a bunch of material in her garage.

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July 2013 Board Meeting

July 9, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Rebecca, Harley, Angela, Kaci, Katy, Cindy

East Austin Studio Tour – Coordinator Volunteer Needed

EAST is just around the corner and we’d love to participate this year! We need a coordinator (that’s you!) to plan and organize our craft and volunteers. Think you might be interested? Get more information at info@austincreativereuse.org.

Upcoming Events

July 13 – Summer Yard Sale
August 24 – Fabric Sale at Fabriker
October (TBD) – Educators Material Drive

 

Austin Upcycle Challenge Recap

On June 15th, we partnered with Goodwill Austin,  Austin Zero Waste Alliance and Re-Sourcery.org to challenge the Austin community to make something creative out of Goodwill’s “end of the line” items.

It was a great event!

June 2013 Board Meeting

June 11, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Rebecca, Harley, Angela, Kaci, Katy, Cindy

Austin Creative Reuse Annual Report

We’re very pleased to release our FY2012 Annual Report. You can find the annual report and our other 2012 highlights on our Community Impact page.

Upcoming Events

June 15 – Austin Upcycle Challenge
June 20 – Craft Night Meet Up at Recycled Reads
July 13 – Summer Yard Sale
August (TBD) – Fabric Sale at Fabricker

Austin 5th Graders Create Mosaic with Reuse Materials

5th graders at Forest Trail Elementary recently finished a mosaic service project in which they used tile, plates, and bowls to create a beautiful mural!

Austin Creative Reuse was delighted to donate the plates and bowls to their project! They did such an amazing job!

Thank you for giving us the colorful plates and bowels. The kids had a blast breaking them up into pieces! They incorporated the donated Austin Creative Reuse tiles within some of the butterflies, flowers and birds. It helped bring interest to the piece.

This is one of those brilliant ways teachers are reusing items in projects to educate kids about art and reuse. We’re really excited to help them with gathering materials for the project.

Isn’t the finished piece beautiful?

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Plastic cap mural at Clayton Elementary

Second through fourth graders at a Clayton Elementary after-school program found a way to keep plastic lids out of the landfill and beautify their school at the same time. Using multicolor and various sizes of lids, they are in the process of creating two murals for display at their school.  Art teacher Nancy Hallmark says the entire school community has been contributing plastic lids for this project. Great work, guys!

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May 2013 Board Meeting

May 14, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Harley, Kaci, Katy, Cindy
Visitors Present: Leslie

Bean Bag Donation from SXSW

SXSW donated about 20 large bean bag chairs to Austin Creative Reuse! We’ll be using a few in our center and providing a few to teachers and after school programs. Thank you SXSW!

 

Austin Earth Day CD Scrabble

We had a booth at Austin Earth Day today and played a pretty great game of CD Scrabble! Each tile was created out of a used CD case.

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Rebecca has been talking about CD Scrabble for months now, so we’re excited to finally put the game into play! This would be a great birthday party idea, don’t you think?

Donate Paint

PaintDo you have extra paint hanging around? We have a few events coming up and we could really use PRIMARY colored paint. No oils please!

If you have paint to donate, please email us at info(at)austincreativereuse(dot)com.

Thank you for your support of Austin Creative Reuse!

April 2013 Board Meeting

April 9, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Angela, Harley, Rebecca, Kaci, Katy, Cindy

Upcoming Events

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

Stellar Volunteers!

As you know, we couldn’t possibly do all that we do without volunteers. We are so grateful for the people in our community who donate their time, energy, ideas, and hands to make our organization better.

In particular, we’d like to call out Nora, Carole, and Jan for their incredible work in the past few months. They’ve become a group of core volunteers that we truly value. THANK YOU NORA, CAROLE, AND JAN!