Salvaged Set Materials in Local School Production of Macbeth!

Here at the re, many of our customers are teachers…and they’re always reusing the materials we’ve salvaged in creative ways!   One local teacher, Meghan, found fabric and a ton of cardboard tubes (which are in endless supply here, and only 50¢!) and knew they’d be the perfect materials for her school’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Check out the students creating the spooky set from reclaimed materials! “The story of Macbeth takes place in a forest and for our design, we made it a ghost forest where the witches lurk. The tubes I received from The Resource Exchange allowed us to create trees … Continue reading

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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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