Village Books and Paper Dreams is proud to Round It Up, our amazingly simple giving program created to support local nonprofits! Each season, we'll feature a different nonprofit partner that will benefit when you choose to Round It Up, increasing your purchase to the nearest dollar. The non-profit will receive the Round It Up difference. Your change can really make a change!
To participate: As you pay for your purchase, just tell your Village Books or Paper Dreams sales associate that you'd like to Round It Up for local nonprofits, and we'll take it from there!
September through November's featured nonprofit is The RE Store! The RE Store is non-profit program who exists to divert as much reuseable material as possible from the landfill and to build a culture of reuse in our community. RE Source’s vision is to see people living satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on – generation after generation.
In the 1990s, a group of dedicated community members got together to brainstorm ways to keep valuable reclaimed building materials from ending up in the landfill. From their ideas, The RE Store was born. Each year they:
- Save the community over $1 million in building materials costs,
- Divert nearly 3 million pounds of quality building supplies from the landfill, and
- Provide more than 1,500 hours of accessible on-the-job training opportunities.
They’re more than a store
Every dollar raised through their retail sales and services goes back into work to conserve valuable natural resources, provide job training to displaced workers, and advocate for a strong, resilient local economy. But, The RE Store is just one part of who they are and what they do. In the warehouse, you can find the Revision Division woodshop, a design lab for the design and construction of hand-made furnishings from reclaimed materials. Upstairs from The RE Store you can find the workspaces for our Salvage Crew, Manufacturing Waste Diversion and Community Jobs Training staff, offices for RE Sources program staff, and the Sustainable Living Center; a meeting space and conference room open for public rental.
Please join us in celebrating The RE Store's accomplishments and Round It Up today!