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A cleaner, healthier, and more attractive place for children

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A cleaner, healthier, and more attractive place for children

Zero-waste Wabash Valley

We are excited to announce that we currently have generous donors coming forward with a $4,500 matching opportunity for our year-end campaign! All donations made from now until December 31 will be matched with $100 per gift up to $5500! T.J. Hellmann, Divyesh and Shefali Purohit, Chris Herrington, Sam Shanks, Elanco, Girija Kunapareddy, Padma Shatagopam, Emeline Davis, Mike Jaffe, William Parsons, and Christopher Limcaco have collectively agreed to donate and match up to $5500.

Why reTHink?

Did you know that by 2050, we'll have more plastic in the oceans than fish? Each one of us makes about one ton of waste per year (about 300 million tons every year in the US) that is piling up in landfills and oceans. Unfortunately, all the waste we are creating isn't just taking up space, it is extremely polluting and harmful to us in multiple ways, especially to our children's health. Here in the Wabash Valley, reTHink has been created with the goals of providing education, awareness, and solutions to our local community so we can provide a safe environment for our children.

Due to the generosity and support of our community, 2022 has been an incredibly productive year at reTHink! We moved to our new location in South Terre Haute; designed an efficient and user-friendly upcycling workspace and began upcycling workshops led by the bright and talented Rebecca Bercich. Visitors have come from as far away as Crawfordsville, Cincinnatti, and Chicago, to learn how they too can set up upcycling machines in their towns and universities. We also have completed the emoji project on Locust Street and have just wrapped up a ribbon cutting for the Community Rocks Vegetable Garden. The zero-waste store is open four days a week to provide our community with cleaner, greener, and healthier products and creates employment opportunities and empowerment for many.

Yet these successes are just the beginning. We need funds to hire a technician for the plastic-upcycling room. Staffing this workspace adequately will enable us to process more recyclable plastic, keep more waste out of landfills, and transform this raw material into beautiful items available for the community to purchase.

reTHink relies on environmentally conscious people like you, folks who share a common vision of a cleaner, healthier future for our children, ourselves, and the entire world. Please help us make our vision a reality with whatever dollar amount you are able to give.

Let us all be the change and build a better world together!

Shikha Bhattacharyya

Executive Director