Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Message from Trash to Treasure: Still Going Strong

Many of you have expressed concern about Trash to Treasure with the closing of the thrift store.

While the thrift store did not generate the levels of income that we had hoped, we actually made money on the venture.

Trash to Treasure's Board is looking for ways to reach the next level of sustainability.  We are exploring multiple options.  Nothing ventured nothing gained.

We remain extremely solvent and we are here to stay.  We continue to partner with major organizations to raise funds and promote reduce, reuse, recycle.  As most of you know we recently teamed with Whole Foods Fort Lauderdale and their 5% day.  Our Trash2Art event was our most successful yet.  We are involved with a matching grant fund-raising campaign with Jack Johnson's Ohana Foundation.  Once again this year, we will team up the the Tribune Company for the CityLink Beerfest.

There has never been a better time to become a member of Trash to Treasure.  Memberships play an important role in our success.  About half of our income is derived from them.  Please spread the word about our organization.

Thanks for your concern and support.

Trash to Treasure
Board of Directors

Monday, August 30, 2010

Matching Grant for Trash to Treasure from Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson's "To the Sea" concert tour's profits will go to national and local nonprofits.  Trash to Treasure has been selected by the Jack Johnson All At Once Foundation to receive a matching grant up to $2,500.

Here is the story from the web site:

100% of Jack Johnson's 2008 tour profits were used to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, an endowment founded by Jack and Kim Johnson to support environmental, art and music education now and into the future. As part of the 2010 world tour, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation will offer direct and matching donations to All At Once partner non-profits. Jack Johnson will once again donate 100% of his 2010 tour profits to charity.
Here is how you can help.

Stop by Trash to Treasure with cash or check.

Send a check to:
Trash to Treasure
1100 NW 53 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Note Jack Johnson on the check.

Visit our Network for Good credit card web site.  It's listed under our parent organization South Florida Reuse and Recycling Institute Inc.  Put Jack Johnson in the Designation box.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors who are helping us reach the goal:

Thanks to Emerald Isle Recycling's Chris Martin (former T2T Director) for making this happen.
 Also, thanks to Paul Baker at Ace Waste for their generous donation.

UPDATE:  A very special thank you to Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs.  Commissioner Jacobs won re-election without opposition recently.  She is donating most of her campaign funds to Broward County nonprofits.

Can't donate right now?  Watch this 50 second video and Jack Johnson will donate $1 to our cause.

Want to buy Jack Johnson's "To the Sea" album?  Go to GoodShop and Trash to Treasure gets part of the proceeds.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Workshops in September

Don't miss out! We have a great teacher lineup!

Thursdays from 7-9 pm and Saturday Mornings from 10:30-12:30 pm
Please RSVP one week in advance! info@trash2treasureFL.org
trash to treasure workshops in september Stella White presents "Bits and Pieces"
THURSDAY: 9/2 and SATURDAY: 9/11
A collage workshop using exciting scraps in a creative way. Look
thru the kaleidoscope of creative reuse materials to see new
patterns and possibilities emerge. The process is more important
that the outcome and enriches all who participate.
Master Gardener Maria Rotunda presents "Edible Schoolyard and Backyard Gardening"
SATURDAY: 9/4 - For teachers or anyone interested in planting a backyard garden. Its planting season again. Time to get started organizing your seeds and planting your garden.
THURSDAY: 9/9 Classroom Experiments and Hands-On Activities that help in Teaching Climate Change: MIddle and High School Teachers and students: demonstrates hands-on experiments for teaching climate change in the classroom from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Princeton University.
Simply Puppets presents: "Plastic Water Bottle Transformations"
THURSDAY: 9/16 and SATURDAY: 9/18
Don’t dump that Gallon Plastic Water Bottle! Save your Bottle
Caps! Re-use old Video Tapes. Find the hidden faces and
create new objects from these and many other scrap / recycled /
and everyday things.
Come play with us and go home with a mask, puppet, pet or
fabulous art project.
T2T presents "Mobiles and Windchimes"
THURSDAY: 9/23 and SATURDAY: 9/26
We love things that blow in the wind and make lovely sounds.
Scraps of this and that come to life when assembled.
Click here to download a printable jpg flyer!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trash to Treasure Gift and Thrift August Sale


Trash to Treasure Gift & Thrift Store is having a Super Summer Blowout Sale!

The July heat was brutal, and sales fell through the floor. The Thrift Store came up way short of paying the rent.

But our loss is your gain!

All August long we are practically giving stuff away. We are marking the whole store down - almost every item in the thrift store - to just $1.

That's right - one dollar!

All clothes - $1
All shoes - $1
All homegoods - $1
All hair products - $1
All wigs - $1
All bedding - $1
All kinds of stuff - just one dollar!!!!!

Some things are even less than one dollar! Anything that is marked $1 or less already is 50% off.

All books are $.25 each or 5 for $1.

All furniture is 75% off of the marked price.

Only Zen of Scrap items are excluded from this Super Summer Blowout Sale. Don't wait any longer to come shop at the Trash to Treasure Gift & Thrift. We will be open the same hours as the Creative Reuse Center - Friday 2p - 7p and Saturday 10a - 3p through the end of August. That's just four weekends to save yourself a lot of money, while supporting one of your favorite non-profit organizations.

The Thrift Store helps to support The Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center and its programs. Help us keep the store open. Shop with us this August and save.

Trash to Treasure Gift & Thrift Store
1100 NW 53rd St #1 & 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
888-828-8242 x705
Open Friday 2pm to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm