The I.D.E.A. Store encourages, facilitates and promotes creative reuse by offering classes, workshops and events to the community. What is “creative reuse” and what is its value?
Creative reuse is the act of taking non-traditional materials and items, and incorporating them into artworks and craft projects. Often, these non-traditional materials are used in a unique way that is different than their intended purpose. Creative reuse is all about looking beyond what something has been and seeing what it could be. By participating in creative reuse you save money, conserve natural resources, experience emotional well-being, and help keep materials out the waste stream!
The I.D.E.A. Store is operated by the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation and revenue from the store is used to support programs in the Champaign and Urbana public schools.