Wondering what Reconsidered Goods is all about? The short version is that we are a 501-(c)(3) non-profit that takes donated materials from maufacturers and individuals and helps divert them from the landfill and instead, puts these items and materials into the hands of artists, makers, teachers and kids to create something new. Our locations features a retail store, workshop space, a maker's lab, gallery space, and a community room for artists to meet and create together. We have opened our retail location and we are now be able to offer these materials to the public as inexpensive supplies to reuse and be creative with, rather than purchasing new.
Visit us in our new location at 2805 Patterson St, Greensboro NC 27407
If you have items or materials that you know have some life left in them or if you work at a company that has materials that are unused or could be used creatively, then get in touch with us about making a donation. View our list of items we accept below. As we are a non-profit, your donations can be deductible. Conversely, if you are looking for unique items and materials, we have lots from which to choose.
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We're always looking for new items and materials and would be glad to take your donations based on the list below. If you have somwthing unique or are unsure if it's something we can accept, please give us a call or email us. Also, as a 501(c)(3), many donations are tax-decuctible.
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Kids and teens alike will enjoy great experiences at Reconsidered Goods doing creative and fun projects. We'll provide the materials they beed to make their projects and they’ll learn about creative reuse and as well as learning to use materials in fun and creative ways.
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SPECIAL EVENTS: We host regularly scheduled art & creative events such as our weekly Wednesday Make It™ nights. You can find out more about these on our Facebook Events page!
FIELD TRIPS: Reconsidered Goods is a field trip destination for area schools. Students learn about recycling, upcycling and creative re-use. View our Field Trip Info packet here. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Host your child's birthday party with us and make it a fun, memorable and creative day!. Learn all the details on our birthday parties by downloading our Birthday Party Info Sheet. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
Reconsidered Goods is a benefit for all that are involved — after we achieve our501(c)(3) status, our donors will be eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the items they donate. Community members will have access to hard-to-find, affordable materials. Usable materials are kept from entering the waste stream..
As an organization, nearly 90% of our annual budget will be coming from income generated through store sales and fee-for-service programming. The money we make through retail sales and outreach programs will pay for day-to-day operations (salaries, rent, utilities, vehicles, etc.) and will allow us to continue collecting materials and providing programming that fulfills our mission. The remaining 10% will be generated through community grants to further the arts, education, and environmental endeavors.
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Give us a call at (336) 763-5041 or drop us an email! We're interested in hearing from you! We're looking for sources for reusable materials. We're seeking volunteers and we want to hear form artists, teachers, makers, dreamers, builders, mad scientist and everyone who would love to have access to a wide range of materials for your classes, projects, experiments, art etc! Send us a note or a question!
Have items to donate or want to schedule a class or field trip?
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Exciting things are happening this year with our efforts to start a creative reuse center in Greensboro NC! Our current intitative is become sustainable from ongoing sales of donated materials in our new location at 2805 Patterson St in Greensboro NC! However, we do have unfunded needs and startup costs that could benefit from financial donations. Please visit our donation link below and share this with your friends.
We have opened our retail location and we are now be able to offer these materials to the public as inexpensive supplies to reuse and be creative with, rather than purchasing new. Our facility features a retail store, workshop space, a maker's lab, gallery space, and a community room for artists to meet and create together.
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