2020: A Year of Firsts

2020: A Year of Firsts

The Year in Review: 2020

At Austin Creative Reuse, the past 12 months have been a year of learning, adaptation, and firsts. We started the year by making our first move since opening up Austin’s first creative reuse center, we hired our first Retail Manager, and we experienced the first pandemic in our lifetime. While initially it was challenging, the ongoing pandemic provided an opportunity for us to adapt and get creative with how to get reuse materials into the hands of our community. In response, we opened our first online store, held outdoor sidewalk sales for the first time, hosted our first reuse gallery and market, hosted our first virtual workshop, and offered virtual shopping for the first time. We have truly had an unforgettable year and we thank everyone who has and continues to support us along the way.

Despite the impact 2020 had on ACR, we were still able to accomplish much throughout this one-of-a-kind year. Here’s a look back at the year in numbers:

  • 1 Virtual workshop series hosted
  • 2 Days spent moving into our new location
  • 9 Virtual field trips hosted
  • 24 Outdoor sidewalk sales held
  • 33 Vendors for our first outdoor market
  • 45 New core volunteers onboarded
  • 120 Pieces selected for our first online reuse gallery
  • 160 Days closed to the public due to the pandemic
  • 658 Dollars worth of materials donated to mask-making initiatives
  • 2,374 Online orders
  • 8,063 Hours contributed by volunteers
  • 17,048 Items sold during the sidewalk sales
  • 232,793 Pounds of material diverted from the landfill
  • 315,599 Dollars in sales

We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us. Happy New Year!

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2005 Wheless Lane, Austin, TX 78723
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CLOSED Until Further Notice
Curbside Pickup, 10am-4pm, Daily
Tel: (512) 375-3041