We've been busy at CCRx -- developing our warehouse space, launching creative reuse products + kits and our online market, and delving into a bunch of other components that a start-up nonprofit needs. If you haven't been to the warehouse lately, you have a treat in store next time you visit!
At last we are poised to start some new Volunteer Opportunities to engage those folks who expressed specific interests by signing up on our General Volunteering Interest form.
In addition to the always popular "Sorting and Arranging at the Warehouse" (which can be done on Wednesdays through Saturdays by booking a Volunteer appointment here), our opportunities will include help with Fabrication, Communications and Donations:
Here are 3 different ways to start to participate in a conversation and effort to recycle / reuse and to spark creativity. There are lots of ways to help above and beyond what's below and we'll come out with new and exciting activities, but this is great way to get a taste of what's happening at CCRx and to start to get involved and to tap into your knowledge as a maker, a teacher in search of creative solutions, a parent, a student, a member of the community.
1. Sparking Ideas for Reuse Purposes (virtual)
We'll provide a list of 10 most abundant supplies and the group will brainstorm together on different reuse purposes for these various supplies and what types of kits we might be able to make. All the ideas will be documented by a facilitator and we'll then look to see how we make these ideas come to life!
The kits could be something teachers / camp counselors could use in their regular instruction OR something that could be made by makers like this group to then be used for fundraising OR something completely crazy that could be great for social media to help market CCRx.
A few starter ideas would be: Bead animals with pipe cleaners, Rainy day supplies kits (extra pens / pencils / markers for teachers to support students who lose them, etc), Holiday card kits for a class...
Tuesday, 3/16 --- 7-8PM CT
Saturday, 3/20 --- 10-11AM CT
Interested? Sign up here
And, if you are interested in prepping kits at the warehouse for existing projects (Cloth Face Masks, Zip Pouches, Recyclo-Ponies and Owls (small soft sculptures of ponies and owls), Rainbow Crayons, Make Masks Fun Again, Summer Camp kits sponsored by the MCA, Hospital Comfort Kits and more), you can sign up here.