Reuse Minnesota invited several of its members to share exhibitor space at the Minneapolis Home Building & Remodeling Expo held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis on January 19-21, 2024. Reuse Minnesota's booth featured home vignettes that highlighted reuse, repair, and repurposing possibilities. We were joined by these members throughout the event: Hennepin County Environment, LumberStash, Minnesota Tool Library, PaintCare, Bridging, Good To Go Cups, Arc's Value Village, PRISM, and Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP). Better Futures also had a separate booth.
We enjoyed engaging the community in conversations centered around what reuse can look like inside and outside the home. Bridging shared many copies of their donation list to encourage attendees to donate furniture and housewares they might be replacing during a remodel. Shop for Change discussed how their thrift store takes donations and that the proceeds benefit their social service programs.
We are thankful for Minnesota Tool Library, Bridging, and Arc's Value Village Thrift Store for lending furniture and props for our booth!
Diana from Bridging helped supply the furniture display for our booth.
Jeremy from LumberStash connected with property managers and remodelers,
sharing his unique business model and its opportunities.
Olivia with Hennepin County was on hand to share about deconstruction grants.
Kate from Minnesota Tool Library and Gratias from PaintCare
shared how their services can help remodelers.