#GivingTuesday with Upcycle Parts Shop
At Upcycle Parts Shop, we believe that value is everywhere around us. Upcycling is about the possibilities of reuse, the energy of community, and the excitement of creativity. We believe in the transformation of materials finished with their first use into valuable parts of creative processes, and we believe in the transformation of disconnected places into communities where connections and pride grow strong. Consistency is a currency of trust, we have learned, and while we are not a traditional storefront store, we have consistently done what what we say we will do, open when we say we will open, and welcomed customers and neighbors inside our doors. Our shop is retail location for donation of usable leftover creative materials and purchase of those same low-cost supplies. We are proud to say we have taken in 27 tons of materials since we opened in 2014, keeping those materials in use longer and/or diverting them from the landfill. Our shop is also a place where artists, teachers, and neighbors meet one another, learn new skills, and stop in to visit. In addition to our retail shop, open 3 days a week, we also offer hands-on creative programming throughout the region, and community building in our own St. Clair Superior neighborhood.