20 Jan Do-It-Yourself: Repurposing With A Purpose!
Goodwill participated in the first-ever Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in Nashville on Nov. 5. The event, an exhibition and sales of handmade goods from independent artists, included numerous repurposed, upcycled and do-it-yourself objects.
At the Goodwill booth, Goodwill Donation Specialists Jamie Goss and Suzanne Fletcher demonstrated for visitors how to make a custom chalkboard from an old baby crib and how to make a coffee table or foot stool from used luggage.
More and more people are discovering that Goodwill is a terrific place to search for items and materials for upcycling or DIY projects. Not only can they enjoy a handmade, personalized item that is beautiful, useful or both, they get the satisfaction of knowing they also helped people in need of work and helped the environment by shopping for used items at Goodwill.