14,150 Buttons!!! December 08 2011, 2 Comments

This week Re:new received a very generous donation of 14,150 buttons!   As they were handed over,  I felt the weight of them and marveled at the generosity of All Saints Catholic Academy.  This wonderful school in Naperville held a button collection drive for Re:new during November.   Ann Zediker, who coordinated the collection,  told me the kids called upon grandparents and other family members to donate any forlorn buttons, and donate they did!  The final count was astounding!  All grades, K-8,  participated in the button drive, with the junior high kids collecting the most.  What a great example of recycling, and we will certainly do our part in creating beautiful things with these treasures!  We thank everyone involved for participating in this service project and for taking time out of a very busy season to bless us with a mountain of varied and beautiful buttons!