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THANK YOU! You raised $65,000 to break down barriers to employment and support sustainability!

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A one-of-a-kind fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind art, this evening celebrated sustainability with unique live entertainment, local bites and brews, and a wide variety of creatively re-purposed furniture and home décor! All proceeds benefited Easterseals programs like Building Value that break down barriers to employment.

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This year we enjoyed a live DJ and an epic lip-sync battle, hosted by Ray of Media Partner 94.9's morning show, The Sandy Show with Ray & Karen. There were exciting performances from hula hoop artists Cirqulate, award-winning magician Brett Sears, fusion dancer Jinyi, power tool drag racing, and more! And what an incredible Wine Bike, sponsored by the brand-new Revel OTR Urban Winery!

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Congratulations, Designers!

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The ReUse-apalooza! Designer Challenge is our eccentric and earth-centric annual contest where local artist create original and unique masterpieces for the home out of practically anything and everything! Individuals, teams, and companies put design skills to the test, creating furniture, art, and home decor our of predominantly salvaged materials.

A big thank you to all the amazing designers who contributed their time and creativity to our Designer Challenge Auction. Congratulations to the winners whose items received the highest bids for the evening:
  • Third Place: Sean Brown and the Easterseals YouthBuild team, for an impressive table from a variety of reclaimed wood and a salvaged metal gate. This piece also received the most votes for Audience Choice Award!
  • Second Place: Dave Rueve for his fully refurbished vintage console cabinet, now featuring iPod compatibility. This piece was also featured on
  • First Place: Orange Chair, for a set of six office chairs refurbished from authentic stadium sets from the historic Cincinnati Gardens.

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We've been known to have a lot of wild, wacky, zany fun at ReUse-Apalooza! But we're serious about our mission: Sustainability. Sustainable materials, sustainable employment, sustainable communities. Established in 2004, Building Value is a local non-profit building materials reuse center and deconstruction service in Northside that diverts thousands of tons of reusable building materials waste each year. while providing employment and job training to people with workplace disadvantages looking for a fulfilling career in construction or retail.
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