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 manufacturers 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 mission is to promote environmental awareness, community engagement, and creative expression through reuse, education, and the arts. Our location features a retail store, workshop space, a maker's lab, and a welcoming place to meet and create together. We envision a world where all non-trash items see a second life through art and creative reuse.
We imagine a world where nothing is used once nor thrown away but instead reused again and again.
Visit us in our new location at 4118 Spring Garden 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.
To support a full creative life for all, Reconsidered Goods commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.
DEFINITION OF CULTURAL EQUITY
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & AFFIRMATIONS
● In the United States, there are systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally such that inequity and injustice result, and that must be continuously addressed and changed.
● Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts sector.
● We must all hold ourselves accountable because acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.
● Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.
● The prominent presence of artists challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.
MODELING THROUGH ACTION
To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, we strive to…
● Pursue cultural consciousness throughout our organization through substantive learning and formal, transparent policies for staff and board members.
● Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and report organization progress.
● Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within our board, staff, and advisory bodies.
FUELING FIELD PROGRESS
To pursue needed systemic change related to equity, we strive to…
● Encourage substantive learning to build cultural consciousness and proliferate pro-equity policies and practices by all of our constituencies and audiences.
● Improve the cultural leadership pipeline by creating and supporting programs and policies that foster leadership that reflects the full breadth of American society.
● Generate and aggregate quantitative and qualitative research related to equity to make incremental, measurable progress towards cultural equity more visible.
● Advocate for public and private-sector policy that promotes cultural equity.
LONG TERM VISION
Reconsidered Goods, together with our reuse and arts community, will create a meaningful culture, structure, and embedded vision for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at our organization that is strong enough to outlive our time in leadership and in everything we touch and do. We are committed to honoring and sharing our community's collective history and experiences through leadership, funding, programming, and community engagement.
Closed on Major Holidays
Mondays - Closed
Tues-Sat 10-6, Sunday 12-6
Now you can buy that perfect gift for the Holidays or for any occasion! Get a voucher for yourself or gift one to a friend! Click the link below and we will email this voucher with the selected amount of your choice. Thanks for supporting Reconsidered Goods!
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.
FOR OUR STAFF'S SAFETY, DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS ON ANY DAYS OR TIMES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED BELOW::
Our Education Philosophy
~We offer field trips, participate in outreach events, and host workshops. Click here to inquire about booking an event https://forms.office.com/r/MZP3KxRjjb
~Looking for a place to have a birthday party...look no further! We are now booking birthday parties. Click here to inquire about booking a birthday party https://forms.office.com/r/irtuuqtiYP
~The Make-n-Take Lab is open Thursday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday's 12-5
~Join us every first Sunday for CRAFTERNOONS from 12 pm to 4 pm!!
~Craft & Draft will be returning starting November 17 from 6 pm-8 pm at Oden Brewing Company on 802 W Gate City Blvd
~Contact Shayla Doyal, Interim Education & Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconsidered Goods is a benefit for all that are involved — because of our501(c)(3) status, our donors are eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the items they donate. Community members 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 comes from income generated through sales and fee-for-service programming. The money we make through retail sales and outreach programs pay for day-to-day operations (salaries, rent, utilities, vehicles, etc.) and allow us to continue collecting materials and providing programming that fulfills our mission. The remaining income is generated through community grants and cash donations to further the arts, education, and environmental endeavors.
Please consider supporting Reconsidered Goods and help us care for our community.
Reconsidered Goods accepts donations on designated donation days and is averaging around
of materials that are donated per month and diverted from our local waste stream.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN VOLUNTEER WITH US AND
TOWARDS THEIR REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR GRADUATION?
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 scientists 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!
If you have a group or event that you would like a Reconsidered Goods representative to come talk about our mission please contact email@example.com
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Reconsidered Goods recently received a grant from ArtsGreensboro.
Have items to donate or have questions, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our retail location offers inexpensive materials to the public to reuse and create. Our facility features a retail store, workshop space, a maker's lab and a welcoming place to meet and create together.
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