re:work was and is built on a foundation of community. (thanks, kickstarter!) we love local, and we walk the talk through sourcing and giving back.
how we source
we get our reclaimed materials from local sources—many are small businesses that specialize in tearing down older, unsafe structures (like barns) and then sourcing out the wood, others are simply families with materials they’re willing to sell.
every purchase of our cutting board provides $100 in food to area families in need through the mid-ohio foodbank.
some other examples of our love for local:
columbus kindness month
we’re proud to partner on the columbus kindness month initiative.
the columbus foundation and besa have joined forces to launch columbus kindness month in february, rallying the community to generate acts of kindness while uplifting the city people are proud to call home.
we are proud to be among the several columbus individuals, businesses and organizations partnering on the mission to connect, inspire and advance people throughout central ohio.
for every act of kindness shared with the #givekindnesscolumbus hashtag, we will donate a handmade keychain to a family emerging from poverty into a new home.
“now, more than ever, people want to be the change they want to see in the world. they want to take action. they want to make the world a better place,” said besa executive director matthew goldstein. “we hope this month creates easy ways for them to do it while uplifting our city.”
“columbus kindness month will build community using the power of unconditional acts of kindness,” said kelley griesmer, the columbus foundation vp, special projects & manager, walter family philanthropy.
columbus kindness month will promote different themes each week of february (love, connect, uplift, inspire and advance), encouraging people to become kindness ambassadors by performing acts of kindness and sharing them on social media with the hashtag #givekindnesscolumbus. the columbus foundation and besa will choose certain acts to amplify. the month also features several planned projects and opportunities. among the growing list:
- jeni’s is opening its scoop shops early on national ice cream for breakfast day saturday, feb. 4 and donating all morning proceeds to charity.
- homage will sell limited-edition “give kindness” t-shirts beginning feb. 17, and all proceeds will benefit charity.
- the nina west fund, homage, sherman & hiteshew interior design, gifts of kindness and besa will team to produce a $30,000 makeover of the dress for success columbus fitting rooms.
- a clothing drive for volunteers of america, which recently lost 225,000 pounds of clothing in a devastating warehouse fire, will be held.
volunteers will complete several projects throughout the month, from crafting art projects with senior citizens to writing notes of love on coffee cups that strangers will receive.
- for every act of kindness shared with the #givekindnesscolumbus hashtag, re:work furnishings will donate a handmade keychain to a family emerging from poverty into a new home.
- several other partners will launch kindness initiatives throughout the month, including: harmony project, hot chicken takeover, mikey’s late night slice and more.
find ways to participate all month at GiveKindnessColumbus.org.
we teamed up with the good folks at Besa, a columbus nonprofit that connects volunteers with volunteer opportunities, to build a little free library, a small weatherproof box where you can either take or leave a good read. watch us in action below.
we launched our Kickstarter campaign in february 2015 with a $15,000 goal. when it was all said and done, 123 people pledged $21,430. to say we’re thankful for our community is a gross understatement.