CCRx wins Chicago Community Trust "Acting Up Award" for Swap Circle for Teachers

Last May, the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) and Envision Unlimited held an "On the Table" meal with fellow Chicago-area artists, teachers and nonprofit professionals to discuss how they could help each other with supplies and inspiration. “We focused on teachers. They’re extremely creative and generous,” said Barbara Koenen, CCRx's Executive Director. “And they need materials for their classrooms. We wanted to lighten the financial burden on Chicago teachers, who routinely spend their own money to provide classroom supplies. " As a result of that On the Table gathering, CCRx created the Swap Circle for Teachers to provide teachers with classroom supplies and other materials donated

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