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  • Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center

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(26.136778,-80.13024)
 

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Mission Statement

Our Vision:
To provide an abundant and varied source of materials in order to:

REDUCE unnecessary consumption and waste of resources.
REUSE what is already available from the "clean scrap" waste stream.
RECYCLE after reusing for the short term.
EDUCATE by providing hands-on workshops to encourage the creative reuse of materials and to provide training in the use of open-ended materials and their inherent value in the learning process of adults and children.

Our Philosophy
There exist an abundance of materials for all of us to share. We must all strive to overcome the erroneous perception that "there is not enough" in the world.

With this thought in mind, please feel welcome to TAKE WHAT YOU WISH, without the need to horde, and be confident that each time you return, there will continue to be plenty for all.

Honoring Community, not the mall.
We are all familiar with the respectful reference to Mother Earth, but in the Native American Ojibwe language, the bar is raised by using both "Mother" and "Grandmother" to personify the human relationship with our precious, one-of-a-kind, Planet.

The heritage of nurturing community and creativity is at the heart of what Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center is about.

These are times of awakening and commitment to live sustainably with a renewed recognition of the values of thrift and responsibility. This journey to re-think the "stuff" of our lives is empowering and liberating.

Welcome to our World!

Description

Trash to Treasure is a non-profit organization that has a mission to locate clean, re-usable materials (called "clean scrap") and redistribute these items as valuable educational and artistic resources.

These items are typically discarded by businesses and households. In the minds and hands of creative individuals - teachers, artists and children - these "clean scraps" take on new life, beneficial to both children's learning processes and the environment.

Our Philosophy
There exist an abundance of materials for all of us to share. We must all strive to overcome the erroneous perception that "there is not enough" in the world.

With this thought in mind, please feel welcome to TAKE WHAT YOU WISH, without the need to horde, and be confident that each time you return, there will continue to be plenty for all.

Honoring Community, not the mall.
We are all familiar with the respectful reference to Mother Earth, but in the Native American Ojibwe language, the bar is raised by using both "Mother" and "Grandmother" to personify the human relationship with our precious, one-of-a-kind, Planet.

The heritage of nurturing community and creativity is at the heart of what Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center is about.

These are times of awakening and commitment to live sustainably with a renewed recognition of the values of thrift and responsibility. This journey to re-think the "stuff" of our lives is empowering and liberating.

Welcome to our World!

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