2021 was a big year for all of us. At The RE Store, we made the most of it. We prioritized community, reuse, waste reduction, and building resiliency. Our work is possible because of the support of our shoppers, staff, trainees, donors, neighborhood, and larger community— thank you all! Take a look at what we accomplished together:
- Salvage services rescued 422,393 pounds of material for reuse
- This is the equivalent of keeping 40 houses’ worth of material out of the landfill.
- The Manufacturing Waste Diversion Program diverted 57,413 pounds of materials. We helped local manufacturers make use of their leftover materials — and kept it out of the waste stream.
- We received and processed 809,243 pounds of material from community members like you. This helped us to offset 313 metric tons of carbon emissions— the equivalent to taking 67 cars off the road for a year.
- We welcomed 10 interns and trainees through our Community Jobs Training Program. In addition, we hosted 26 volunteers and provided 11 trial work experiences for adults with disabilities. Together, they racked up over 1,900 hours of training and work experience.
- The Revision Division built 441 pieces of hand-crafted furniture and home furnishings from reclaimed and used building materials.
- We launched the Revision Division Design Build Training Institute, which teaches upcycled design and carpentry to underserved individuals and students. To date, the new program has trained four participants who have built over 30 pieces.
Thank you for your support this year. We love our community and waste reduction! We can’t wait to see what we accomplish together in 2022!