Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Where has the time gone?

Hi Reusers!

I just noticed my last post was all the way at the end of January! So much to catch you up on:

Our Expression of Interest for our Board of Directors ended on January 31st and I will soon be introducing you all to the great ladies that will be joining me in this little adventure (more coming soon!).

We had our first Teacher's Appreciation Sale during the February family week break. Three lucky teachers got to take home free supplies in appreciation for all they do to enrich programs at our schools and other educational facilities.

I presented about Regina's Art Supply Exchange at the Investigating Our Practices conference at the University of Regina Faculty of Education. It was a great way to feel connected again to other educators and the Education Faculty (it has almost been three years since I convocated). I had a really awesome weekend and was honoured to have presented among so many great change makers, innovators, and colleagues.

What is on the horizon? Lots of great things maybe even another sale or two (check back soon!)... In the meantime here are some of the great items we have had donated in the past weeks:

We had a 6 foot piece of borco/vyco working surface excellent for resurfacing a desk donated, a great selection of art history and instructional books, and some really neat natural dyes (which have mostly gone already - we were cleaned out)! Please remember if you are dropping off donations to clean your items a little if they have been stored outside or in a garage.

Finally had some room last week to put this great donation out from the Log House Thrift Store in Regina. Boxes and boxes full of silk flowers (of all colours and types) and even leaves. Ignore prices on bags, prices as always are by filling up our in house bag sizes (it seemed wasteful to take these out of their highly categorized bagging system)! There are still so many flowers and leaves - come and get 'em!

Happy Reusing,
Erika Folnovic