Creative Cache Educator’s Program

Creative Cache Educator’s Program


Connecting educators of all types with creative materials that inspire reuse in the classroom!

Creative Cache is a “pay what you can” program to support local educators, teachers and non-profit organizations.  Making creative materials affordable is an important tenet of Austin Creative Reuse.  We want to ensure that income limits and budgets are not barriers to creativity and that all people and all programs have access to creative materials.  

ACR processes thousands of pounds of donations every week from mainstream materials like markers, artist paper pads, fabric and yarn to more obscure materials like wooden architectural samples, colored 3 inch plastic dots, fabric samples and slide carousels.  

All of the materials in our center are intentionally priced low, but we would like to make that budget go a little bit further for our educator friends.  You can now shop our overstock items using a pay what you can model.  We will give you a list of the materials included in the program, you will tell us how many units of each you would like, we will fulfill your request as our inventory allows, give you a value for the materials, and you can make a donation to the organization in the amount that fits your program’s budget.  

Bringing the value back into discarded materials takes a lot of work.  ACR utilizes thousands of volunteer hours every year to ensure that our costs are kept low, allowing us to offer materials at an affordable price.  However, success is more than financial for us.  While we have a need to cover our costs to keep doing what we’re doing, diverting valuable materials from the landfill is what this is all about! 

Thanks for helping us make reuse dreams come true!


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