UpCycle Creative Reuse Center is excited to announce our participation in Spring2Action 2023! Mark your calendar for April 26, Alexandria’s biggest giving day.
Spring2ACTion, hosted by ACT for Alexandria, is a 24-hour fundraising event that gives Alexandria nonprofits the opportunity to reach new donors and raise funds for their organizations. Last year, UpCycle raised just over $10,000, and our goal for 2023 is $12,000.
“We are so proud of how we’ve not only kept serving people in our local community throughout and beyond the pandemic but also how much we’re growing,” says Executive Director Theresa Esterlund. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, last year’s Spring2Action helped us move into a much larger space on Eisenhower Avenue and reintroduced our creative reuse programming for schools, families, and adults. This year, we’re reorganizing our space to allow us to accommodate even bigger groups and make our donation and shopping experiences better. From weekly Tinker Time for all ages to preschool Materials Playgroup to after school programs to adult creative art workshops, we can't wait to begin engaging in creative conservation with you in our larger space.
While we value donations every day, gifts on April 26 are essential to our fundraising efforts because of the generosity of matching grants and the support from ACT for Alexandria. On this special day of giving, we are honored to join together with other Alexandria community nonprofits that make Alexandria a vibrant place for everyone.
We are excited to spring forward as we offer even more resources and community engagement opportunities in 2023 - and beyond. As one member of UpCycle’s community described our Materials Center, "What a wonderful treasure trove of craft and art supplies! We had a fantastic shopping experience and the kids had so much fun filling a bag with all their treasures to craft with at home. Can't wait to come back!"