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ReUse-apalooza! Celebrates 10 years of Building Value

Building Value - 4040 Spring Grove Ave., April 25, 2014

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Lisa Doxsee

Amy Scrivner

Annual Building Value fundraiser celebrates job training, the environment and the community

Black N Bluegrass Rollergirls take over ReUse-apalooza

CINCINNATI – April 25, 2014– Fun, excitement and reuse are the hallmarks of ReUse-apalooza! Bringing together customers, designers, local leaders and genuinely cool people, Building Value and its parent organization Easter Seals TriState invite the community to celebrate sustainability and ten years of building with repurpose. This year’s party takes on new meaning celebrating ten years of Building Value, a significant milestone in any nonprofit business. This tremendously fun event features a Designer Challenge with a silent auction, beer and local food, eclectic and eccentric entertainment and interactive games, Friday, April 25, 7-11 p.m., 4040 Spring Grove Ave.  

Began 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. A subsidiary of Easter Seals TriState, Building Value provides transitional employment and job training to people with workplace disadvantages looking for a career in construction or retail. As Building Value’s annual fundraiser, ReUse-apalooza! aims to educate and engage the public on how reuse opens doors to a better community. The event extravaganza celebrates Building Value’s commitment to the environment and its mission to provide training opportunities for people with disadvantages and disabilities in the community.

In accord with the organization’s environmental and community focuses, ReUse-apalooza! plans to go ZERO WASTE and introduce Local Bites, Local Flavor, featuring catering from local restaurants. All materials used during the extravaganza are reusable, recyclable or compostable. Experience tasty bites from Building Value’s favorite restaurants including Django Western Taco, Fusian, Happy Chicks Bakery, Park+Vine, Ruth’s Parkside Café, Boswell’s, Grateful Grahams, Kitchen 452 and another special appearance of White Castle.

“This is a very special year for us, celebrating 10 years of success,” said David Rich, Building Value director. “People look forward to the fun they will have at ReUse-apalooza! and this year they won’t leave disappointed. Each year we evaluate the entertainment line-up and activities to keep ReUse-apalooza! fresh, fun and a real generator of sustainability awareness!”

Boasting an eclectic mix of entertainment and fun, the lineup includes headlining band Keith Jones and the Makeshifts and Lagniappe, Circus Mojo, Queen City Sisters, a fun & funky photo booth, Black ‘n Bluegrass Rollergirls, games and much more!

Designer Challenge item

The Designer Challenge is also back! This part of the silent auction doubles as a design competition. Party goers will bid on original and unique masterpieces for the home, created by earth-friendly artisans, out of practically anything and everything! Proceeds from the Designer challenge and silent auction benefit job training programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages at Building Value and Easter Seals TriState. This year 30 designers have taken the challenge and boast some of the most interesting, fun and cool items yet.

Tickets are available online, at Building Value and at the door. General admission tickets are $25, I ♥ Building Value tickets are $75 and include, four drink tickets, a t-shirt and a $10 Building Value coupon. All tickets include complimentary valet parking. Tickets can be purchased at the door and more information can be found at www.buildingvalue.org/ReUse-apalooza.
About ReUse-apalooza!

In its fifth year ReUse-apalooza! is a signature fundraiser for Building Value and its parent organization. ReUse-apalooza! raises awareness and funds for programs aimed at providing job training and transitional employment for people with workplace disadvantages.

About Building Value
Building Value is a nonprofit building materials reuse enterprise founded in 2004 by Easter Seals TriState. Building Value salvages quality building materials otherwise destined for the landfill and resells them in a public retail outlet. The enterprise provides on-the-job training opportunities in construction and retail. A social enterprise of Easter Seals TriState, Building Value changes lives and realizes the potential of individuals with disabilities and life disadvantages through employment. For more information, visit www.buildingvalue.org.


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