Creative Reuse at the Mummers Parade

Check out how the Vaudevillains New Years Brigade repurposed large canvases as backdrops for their performance at the 2018 Mummers Parade! The title of their skit this year was “The Party Artery.” The heart, veins, and blood work to nourish the parts of the body equally, but nefarious germs and diseases invade and attempt to block access to health for power and profit. White blood cells come in to defend the body but are briefly overwhelmed until all parts of the body work together to fight off the disease-causing agents. The canvases were initially salvaged from an artist’s studio back in October of last … Continue reading

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Thank you and Farewell…

Today, on my last day as a staff member at the Resource Exchange, I would like to thank YOU, dear re blog reader (who I assume is also an re customer). It is because of you that I have this job and because of you that my job is so delightful. Over the past three and a half years, I’ve had inumerable heartwarming, hilarious, or thought-provoking interactions with the people who shop and donate here. I’ve always said that we have the best customers. One of my very favorite parts of the job has been seeing, profiling and helping customers … Continue reading

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Vanguard Charitable: The Value In Giving

Vanguard Charitable is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor advised fund and direct grant assets to charity. Their services facilitate in long-term, strategic charitable planning that minimizes costs and maximizes the impact of philanthropic giving. They offer donors a convenient way to give and, ultimately, help them make a greater charitable impact. The Vanguard Charitable team reached out to us to set up a volunteer day with their grants team and to learn more about our nonprofit and how we promote reuse and conservation in our community. It quickly … Continue reading

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