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YOU are one of our greatest supporters -- we can tell, because you opened this email and you're reading it right now, when we know you have lots of other things you could be doing. You shop with us, you bring us awesome stuff, maybe you are one of our community partners. You probably even took the time to complete our survey.
Next Tuesday, we hope you will continue your support by donating to Creative Reuse during the annual Pittsburgh Day of Giving, May 6th between the hours of 6am and midnight. Your contribution that day will help us raise additional funds with a match through the Pittsburgh Foundation. If we reach our fundraising goal on Tuesday, we'll be able to replace 52 failing light fixtures to make our shop brighter, more beautiful, and energy efficient.
Are you or do you know a student looking for an internship?
Interns have been a vital and valued part of our recent growth, and we currently have opportunities for committed, creative folks who would like to use their skills and energy to help us build a more creative and sustainable Pittsburgh. Although these volunteer service-learning positions are designed with students in mind, we will gladly consider both credit-seeking and non-student applicants. Learn more and apply here.
Take the Creative Reuse Survey (and get a free bulk bag)!
We are so grateful to the 170 (and counting!) of you who have already shared your insight with us by taking our first ever Community Survey. If it's still on your to do list, why not do it now? It takes just 10 minutes (unless you want to write us a novel, which would be fantastic but would take longer), and in appreciation for your "two cents," we'll give you a free medium-sized bulk bag. Take the survey! It's fun and has pictures of donkeys.
Volunteering at Creative Reuse
It feels good to volunteer for a place you love. If you fill out our volunteer application here, you will soon get an email from us inviting you to our next volunteer orientation.
What’s happening at the shop this month…
Date: Thursday, May 8
Time: 6-8 pm
Creative Reuse Open Studio Night is an after-hours gathering for creative minds 21+! Pay-what-you-can, potluck, and BYOB.
May’s Open Studio Night will be dedicated to moms. Whether it’s your own mom or a mom you admire, come on down and create a handmade token of affection just for her. Maybe it's a card, a piece of jewelry, a special trophy, or a piece of fabric art ... whatever you think she might like. If you make it on Thursday, it will be ready before you take her to Bar Crafts on Sunday! Or, as always, you can make anything you’d like, for mom or not. The bulk section is free to use for projects you are making that night, as are the tools of the trade. You can bring a half-completed project to finish, or come empty handed and start something new. It's what you make of it (and we know you will make it awesome).
Creative Reuse Epic Fabric Sale!
Dates: Tuesday, May 27 - Tuesday, June 3
Time: 11am - 6pm every day
Experience row upon row of fabric delights in our epic Fill-a-Bag Fabric Sale! New material put out daily. Fill-a-Bag deal includes:fabric sample books, patterns, sewing notions, remnants, yardage, how-to books, and lots of special finds! Enjoy 20% off everything in the Fabric Section, too!
We’ll be out in the world at events too, you should join us…
Bar Crafts! Mother's Day! BYO-MOM (Bring Your Own Mom)
Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: The Allegheny Wine Mixer, 5326 Butler St., Pittsburgh 15201
Join us for BAR CRAFTS: a fun ol' time for creative adults. $5 gets you a project kit of your choosing. This month, we'll be making sweet crafts that feature wearable art like earrings, necklaces, ball caps, and fancy pin buttons!
Marathon Day in Homewood!
Date: Sunday, May 4
Where will you be for Marathon Day? On the day of the Marathon, we’ll be joining GTECH and Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps in a space adjacent to Homewood’s water station at North Lang Avenue and Frankstown Road. We’ll be on hand with a creative reuse project, and assisting in the assembly of a “junk” collage (using recyclables, found, and reclaimed materials).
Food Revolution Pittsburgh Day
Date: Friday, May 16
Time: 3-6 PM
Location: Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
We'll be participating as an exhibitor this year at Food Revolution Pittsburgh Day on from 3-6 on May 16th, at Barack Obama Academy of International Studies. Come out for free eats and lots of fun! Creative Reuse will be representing with a hands-on art activity using some of our beautiful reclaimed materials. Information about how to support the Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club can be found here.
Endless thanks for your love and support!
We'll see you soon.
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11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
214 North Lexington Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
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