Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Join Trash to Treasure at Seminole Hard Rock "Trim a Tree". Vote to Help T2T win $5,000

You're Invited!
Event: Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood
When: Thursday, December 10 6- 9 PM
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood
Details:  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host its third annual “Trim-a-Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge,where Trash to Treasure could win a $5,000 cash donation.  Check out our tree decorated with repurposed ornaments!
Fifteen 12-foot-trees, each representing a South Florida charity, will be trimmed to tell the “story” of its community need and origins.

All guests who vote in the tree trimming competition will be registered to win a $500 gift card valid at any restaurant or retail store at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood and will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. Entertainment will be provided in Seminole Paradise where Santa will join stilt walkers, a live band and DJ, and an interactive Cirque du Soleil Amalunaphoto booth. During voting, well-wishers will enjoy fresh blown snow; cookies and eggnog can be purchased with all proceeds going to charity.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GoodShop Sunday November 30, 2014

Know what's better than Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  Goodshop Sunday!  It's coming on November 30 and we need your help to spread the word.  Thousands of retailers (including Amazon, Target, Apple, Macys, and more) will be posting their best coupons and deals on Goodshop AND a percentage of every purchase will be donated to Trash to Treasure when you designate us as your favorite charity.

Check out Goodshop throughout the holiday season for more great deals on shopping, travel, and more.  Your participation in Goodshop, Goodsearch, and it's affiliated programs helped us raise almost $100 last year.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trash2Art 2014 Reception Saturday November 15.

This year we're taking Trash2Art to Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion.  We'll be showcasing these innovative creations in conjunction with the monthly Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 6:30p – 9:30pm. 

Come by and see all the great artwork.  The exhibition runs through December 5.

Thanks to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Broward County Cultural Division for their support.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Broward Next: Opportunity to Participate

Join the Conversation on Planning Broward’s Future!
-First round of focus groups for #BrowardNEXT set to begin October 16th-
CONTACT:  Henry Sniezek, Director, Planning and Redevelopment Division
Barbara Blake Boy, Executive Director Broward County Planning Council
PHONE: 954-357-6670954-357-6670 or 954-357-6982954-357-6982

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - As Broward County celebrates its Centennial, we are looking forward to Broward’s future, ensuring it will thrive in the next 100 years! With 1.85 million residents and 12 million visitors annually, there is a lot to plan for. Working with residents, businesses and Broward's 31 municipalities, our goal is to review the County’s Land Use and Comprehensive Plans to make sure they reflect current and anticipated growth and priorities. These priorities include areas such as transit, affordable housing, climate change and economic development.

The goal of #BrowardNext is to review the Broward County Land Use Plan to ensure it is reflective of Broward County’s current and anticipated conditions and priorities. The review will seek more efficient methods and effective policies to facilitate a countywide planning program consistent with the challenges and opportunities of our ever changing community.

An initial round of #BrowardNext focus group meetings is set to begin Thursday, October 16th, covering two areas: Intergovernmental Coordination/Statutory Requirements and Redevelopment. Each topic has been allotted approximately one hour and the sessions will run back-to-back to encourage maximum public participation.

All meetings will be held at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S Andrews Ave., in Fort Lauderdale:

Thursday, October 16th, 9AM | Room 430
• Intergovernmental Coordination/Statutory Requirements
• Redevelopment (set to begin at approximately 10:15AM)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 1:30PM | Room 302
• Natural, Recreational and Historic Resources
• Public Facilities (Non-Transportation)
• Disaster Planning and Emergency Management

Wednesday, October 29th, 1:30PM | Room 302
• Housing
• Transportation

Participation in the focus groups is open to the public. Feedback from each session will be presented to the #BrowardNext Steering Committee. For all the latest news, visit and also follow @BrowardPlanning on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #BrowardNEXT.
About Planning and Redevelopment The Planning and Redevelopment Division leads and participates in multiple programs, including managing the County's sustainability and redevelopment planning initiatives; coordinating corridor redevelopment plans that will increase the tax base; preparing and administering elements of the Broward County Comprehensive Plan; participating in municipal and unincorporated area redevelopment; coordinating the implementation of Complete Streets; supporting the County’s renewable energy and climate resiliency initiatives; promoting compliance with community standards in unincorporated areas through enforcement of applicable zoning codes and regulations; administering the Broward County Land Development Code; and overseeing site plan review for the unincorporated area. The Division also evaluates rezoning requests, land use plan amendments and land use compatibility reviews; maintains demographic and economic databases; conducts research and analyses; develops Geographic Information System (GIS) applications; and coordinates the County’s GIS Program. For more information visit
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About #BrowardNEXT
The goal of #BROWARDNEXT is to review the Broward County Land Use Plan to ensure it is reflective of Broward County’s current and anticipated conditions and priorities. The review will seek more efficient methods and effective policies to facilitate a countywide planning program consistent with the challenges and opportunities of our ever changing community. This goal includes maintaining a positive and balanced relationship among and between the municipalities and the county with important topics of community-wide significance such as: transit and mobility, affordable housing, climate change mitigation and adaptation, regional economic development, environmental protection, enhancement and protection of recreation and open space areas, and disaster preparedness.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Call for Artists: Trash 2 Art 2014 Intake November 1st at Arts Park in Young Circle

Call for Artists: Trash 2 Art 2014 to be held at Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion November 5 – December 5, 2014

Here at Trash 2 Treasure Creative Reuse Center - Fort Lauderdale we are busy prepping for our annual art event -- Trash 2 Art.  

What started out as an idea to simply raise a bit of operating capital and have some fun growing awareness for our scrappy organization quickly grew into what is now considered the premier re-purposed art show in South Florida. 
This year we're taking our show to Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion.  We'll be showcasing these innovative creations in conjunction with the monthly Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 6:30p – 9:30pm.

The complete exhibition will run from November 5 – December 5, 2014 at the facility at Arts Park in Young Circle, Hollywood, Florida in the Visual Arts Pavilion, Hollywood Boulevard at U.S. 1, Hollywood, Florida 33020. 
 For the fourth year, this will be a juried exhibition with cash prizes to the winners in professional, amateur, and student categories.

Intake for artists will be Saturday, November 1st, from 10am - 2pm.  Artists may register through this paypal link: 

Trash 2 Art Registration
We'll follow up with the paperwork once we receive your payment. 
Watch for updates on the specific festivities over on our Facebook page along with nearly 2000 supportive "fans" at .  
Do you have an idea you'd like to share to add some excitement to our event? Please contact us at 888-828-8242.
And, since no event like this is possible without community partners, we are actively seeking sponsors at this time. If you are a like-minded business owner or individual who wants to support this event and/or the other community services that Trash 2 Treasure provides, please contact us at 888-828-8242 or email us at  
As we receive confirmation from our partners, we'll be sharing their special message of support here and through our growing network of collaborators. 
And remember, all ages are welcome to participate as artists and all mediums are welcome. Our only requirement is that the materials used must be 75% recycled or re-purposed.
So, register above and mark your calendar for 11/1 Intake and 11/15 for the reception, and now go create!

Friday, September 19, 2014

More Volunteer Opportunities this Weekend 9/20/14

Thank you to all that volunteered last weekend to help with the move.  You made a huge difference.

We have more volunteer opportunities this weekend.

9 AM
We need volunteers at the old center (1100 NW 53 St, Fort Lauderdale) to help with the moving the last of our stuff and beginning the cleanup. 

12 PM
We need volunteers at our new location (1350 E Sunrise Blvd) to help with setup.

We hope to see you there.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Congratulatons to Shoppe 561 in WPB

Who is Shoppe 561?

It's a funky little store in West Palm Beach focusing on local artisans.  The following is a excerpt from their website, "Developing and building a sense of community among artisans and customers while leaving a lasting impression on visitors is my vision for Shoppe 561. In a world of mass production, I invite you to step into Shoppe 561 and be inspired by hand-crafted items rarely found in a typical store. Read artisan stories that reveal their passion to create. Artisans of all ages and stages of life throughout Florida will be featured in the shoppe with new items being added continually.

Recently, Palm Beach Illustrated has chosen Shoppe 561 in West Palm Beach as the Best Local Place to Shop.  For more info, click on the link.

We offer Shoppe 561 our best wishes and encourage you to drop by if you are anywhere near their location at 319 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach  (Belvedere Road and Dixie Hwy).

Monday, September 8, 2014

Volunteers Needed for the Big Move

Ahoy Mateys,


for our Big Move day this Saturday, September 13.  We will start at 8 AM at our old location and move on to ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.) but you can show up anytime.  If you are coming after 10, call us (888-828-8242) to see which location to show up at.

Here is what we need:

Strong people to help move big things

    A great way to bend those biceps
    Young men who need volunteer hours are great

    Help us pack up the last of the treasures for our new home

    We have a vision for our new location
    Help us realize it


     Our moving company neighbors are providing a truck but we need other vehicles to transport       items that are fragile, don't fit , or miss the van.

Let us know what you can do and when you can do it.  Email or call 888-828-8242.

Can't make Saturday?  We'll be there Friday night starting the process. 

We'll have water, if you forget, but bring your own drinks.  Coolers with ice will be available.

Thanks for helping make us a success.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


~Help Florida State Parks keep Florida's coasts clean by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup.

John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania

Date: September 20, 9:00 AM - Noon

Join us on September 20th for the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup. Sign-in and registration will take place at the boat ramp. When you arrive at the gate, advise that you are participating in the Coastal Cleanup and they will admit you free of charge. Once inside the park, the boat ramp is the first turn on the left. (Approx. 1 mile north of the entrance station)

Please be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and bottled water. A limited number of tee shirts will be given away and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact the park at (954) 924-3859 or the Broward County at (954) 519-1287 for information or an update if the weather should change.

Fees: Free park entry for volunteer participants.

Contact: (954) 924-3859(954) 924-3859

Directions: I-95 to Sheridan Street (Milepost Exit 21 - Old Exit 24), east to A1A, north 1.5 miles; or Florida Turnpike to Hollywood Blvd. (Exit 49), east to A1A, north 2.5 miles. Click here for additional directions and map of entry to park.

****For information on sites other than John U. Lloyd State Park, see

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Move Is On!!!

Update re:  Volunteer Needs

All hands on deck! We are entering the home stretch in getting ready for our new location. 2 LOCATIONS on Saturday, Sept 13th
•ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale from 9 am - 5 pm•Current location from 7 am – 5 pm
Please email if you are interested in helping out. As far as other dates in September, please stay tuned to FaceBook and/or the blog for details about volunteering.

Special Sale and Freecycle

Thanks to all of you who helped make our THRIFT SALE fundraiser a success!

STILL AVAILABLE: Very nice gold sign display racks (like at hotel events, etc.) $10 each; heavy duty work table $20 , folding table $15, Zen of Scrap goodies. $1/lb. for vintage postcards, vinyl records, milk crates, other storage bins.

The rest is for FREECYCLE: including FABRIC galore and sewing notions, arts and crafts, paper craft, picture frames, including GIANT ones, office supplies, drink cozies, holiday decorations and ceramic figures, baskets and all kinds of interesting stuff.  For more info, call 954.655.9662.

FRIDAY, Sept 5~ 2-7 p.m.
SAT, Sept 6, ~ 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues at the Coral Springs Museum of Art
on Thursday, September 11

Every year, the Coral Springs Museum of Art is proud to host an annual fundraiser with the mission to raise support for the Museum’s innovative and educational art programs and exhibitions. This year, the Museum will present The Masterpiece Event: Butcher, Blues & BBQ on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Photographer Clyde Butcher, the Ansel Adams of Florida, is the honored celebrity guest for this event.

Guests will be able to meet Clyde and view his newest body work, Preserving Eden, in the Museum’s Main Gallery. Retired pro football players, Darryl Williams and Darrell Fullington, will also be attending the event as celebrity guests. Attendees will be able to mingle with the celebrity guests, listen to live bands, bid on auction items and enjoy delicious BBQ and other wonderful dishes provided by area restaurants and caterers.

The Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For more information, call 954-340-5000, or visit

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Volunteering/Prepping for the Move

Thanks to everyone who came in during July and, especially, August.  We are now beginning to prepare for the move in earnest.  This coming weekend (8/15-8/16) will the last we are open to the public until the Grand Reopening on October 3rd. 
We still need volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays, regular hours, as we start packing.  We will send out emails and post on FaceBook when we are going to have special days dedicated to packing. 
T2T will be hosting or participating in several special community events coming up in the Fall that we need your help with.  Please email at if you are interested in participating in any of the following:

Nova Southeastern University Volunteer Fair
September 10th
11:30 AM – 1 PM
Don Taft University Center Atrium
Grand Re-Opening
October 3rd
2 – 7 pm
Trash-2-Art 2014 intake
October 30th
Trash-2-Art reception
November 15th
Everyday Green Expo
November 15th
10 AM – 6 PM
Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach
Craft & Outreach Fair
December 6th
9 AM – 1 PM
Community Church – Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Please sign-in on the Volunteer Sign-In sheet by the check-out scale.  If you need to have your hours documented or reported, Center staff will be happy to sign off on your forms. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Three Things You Can Do to Help Us with Our Move

In case you missed it, we are moving to ArtServe effective October 3.

Here are three things you can do to help.

Renew your membership now.  Our membership costs will be increasing at our new location.  You can lock in the costs we have held for seven years by renewing now.  Your membership expiration date will be extended for an additional year.  Has your membership lapsed or were you thinking about getting a membership?  Do it now.

Donate money.  We have expenses related to the move.  Plus, we will be closed for about six weeks but still have to pay rent on at our current location.  Your donation will help keep us going.

Volunteer.  We need help to move.  Email or call us at 888-828-8242 and let us know when you can help.

Friday, July 11, 2014

First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs has Gone Green

First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs Has Gone Green
Announcement from a church bulletin:

"We have recycling throughout the campus as of this week. Look for the blue recycle bins and assist us in environmentally taking care of our world and the community.  There is a large recycle container beside the dumpster which will be used for broken down cardboard and large items."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014