I just want to personally thank the Waste Not Center for your generous
donations to the Brentnell Recreation Center. Art is a major part
of our program here and without your donations our resources would be
very limited. With the donations from your Center, our art
teachers are allowed to offer more creative projects and allow the
children to truly explore their imaginations. Your Center is a
true asset to the newly renovated Brentnell Recreation Center, and we
hope that we can count on more donations in the future.
Joseph Morgan III
Bretnell Recreation Center Director
We feel that the Waste-Not Center is a very important to teachers as
well as our community. We have visited there often to get craft
supplies that can be used for our academic programs. It helps our
financial budget to be able to have such nice materials for free – from
glitter to wallpaper books!
Dublin Community Preschool Staff
I just want to thank the Waste Not Center for their services. I
am an art educator in Westerville, Ohio, and the materials you provide
are very valuable to the programs at both schools in which I
teach. Not only am I teaching art education, but I am able to
pass along environmental education when providing these materials to my
students. In a day when Ohio’s school funding is in crisis and is
often bleak, having a center to go to and gather materials is
indispensable. The use of materials is evident as you walk
through our school. Thank you for all that you do.
Art Educator/Arts Facilitator
Hanby Arts Magnet School
Longfellow Math/Science Magnet School
As a third grade teacher, I am always enriching the curriculum with
hands-on activities and crafts. Extending every student’s
experience to better their chances of retention of subject content is
important to me. Utilizing the free materials at the Waste Not
Center has provided me an opportunity to do all the things I want with
my classes over the years. (I was a past member of ReArt in Grandview).
I believe the thousands of dollars that it would have cost me otherwise
would have lessened my endeavors. I have made costumes, scenery,
story boards/bags, centers, manipulatives, cards, art work, 3-D
sculptures, holiday decorations, Big Books, puppets, parent gifts,
assorted theme projects, math games, science experiments, religious
artifacts, banners, posters, bulletin boards, and stewardship projects.
I must admit I am a dedicated member of this facility because it is
always a treasure hunt for me every visit! My creative expression
and ideas are piqued when I can find something to use. The
anticipation of what’s new at the Center is worth the effort to drive
across town to make school fun for my students.
Thanks ever so much for being available to teachers like me!
Stephanie Beatty, O.L.P.H.
I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the wonderful recyclable
materials that I chose from the Waste Not Center. As a teacher,
one of the things I work with my students on is conservation and
recycling. Visiting the Waste Not Center was a wonderful
firsthand experience that I was able to share with my students about
people and places that are making a difference. Also the
materials that I collected from the Center have been used in a variety
of ways in classroom projects. It has been an eye-opening
experience for my students to use what others might view as “trash” or
“unusable” in unique and interesting ways. Thank you for making
such a wonderful facility available. I know I will be taking
advantage of the Center many times. I have also been spreading
the word to my colleagues about the Waste Not center.
Heritage & Genoa Middle Schools
Westerville, OH 43082