Thursday, January 30, 2020

Monthly Workshop Series Starts February 1

We are excited to start a new monthly workshop series at RASE to help use some of our overstock items and to help you get creatively inspired!

RASE Monthly Workshops
happen on the first Saturday of the month running from 11am-2pm and are free for members and by donation for other community members. Suggested donation is $5/person. Below are the first two upcoming projects:

February 1 - Button Snowflake
March 7 - Tic Tac Toe Board

You can find more information about upcoming workshops on our Upcoming Events page.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

New Year, New RASE!

Big Changes in the Shop!

We have many things to share that will be changes to our customers for 2020:
  1. New POS System - we finally have a point of sale system, which means we can start accepting cash, debit card, and credit card payments!
  2. New Bag Prices - due to service fees on our new POS system we have increased the lowest bag prices to $2 (small) and $5 (medium). Large bags remain at $10 each.
  3. New Membership System - everyone can shop at RASE without a membership, however, we are rolling out $20 annual memberships, which gives individuals or groups access to special members only sales throughout the year and other benefits. As of January 4, 2020, if you signed up for a free membership in the past, it is now invalid. If you wish to be a member you can pay the $20 fee in shop.
  4. Punch Card Expiration - we will no longer be selling punch cards starting January 4, 2020. All current punch cards can be redeemed and will be accepted until December 12, 2020. One punch = $1. 
All these changes were voted on and decided at our Annual General Meeting on October 5, 2019. If you want to have your voice heard in the operations of RASE, membership will give you an opportunity to vote at our AGM each year and even the opportunity to join our Board of Directors.

We are excited to bring you all these changes and we hope that this new year will be our best year yet! Thanks for your support and creative energy. Let's be creative in 2020!

2020 Shop Hours

We will be open Saturdays Jan 4 - Dec 12, 2020 for donating or shopping from 10:30am-2:30pm at 1843 Hamilton Street (2nd Floor). Please note: we will be closed most long weekends including Feb 15, Apr 11, May 16, Aug 1, Aug 29, Oct 10, Dec 19, 26. We hope to see you in the shop!