The Long Beach Depot For Creative ReUse to Host “Really Really Free Day”

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Long Beach Depot For Creative ReUseThe Long Beach Depot For Creative ReUse is raising awareness about the importance of “Building Unity in OUR Community through Sharing” by hosting the First Ever in Long Beach “Really Really Free Day” celebration on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has issued a Mayoral Proclamation declaring May 29, 2011 as “Really Really Free Day” and the main area of the event will be on the block where “The Depot” is located between 3rd and 4th Streets on Elm Ave.  The celebration will kick off at Noon with The Recycled Drum Circle (a mix of Taiko, Cajon & Bucket Drums).  Activities include sharing resources, crafting, information, giveaways, workshops, creative areas for singing and dancing. The event is based on the famed “Really Really Free Market”, a community gathering where participants bring, and give away absolutely free, any usable items, skills, talents, friendship, discussions, games and more!

Participants include Save Our Beach, MHA Village, Save Our Oceans & Seas, City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, Green Long Beach, Catalyst Communities, Business Friendly Bike District, Long Beach Time Exchange, House Party Swap, Local Artists and Residents.

The Long Beach Depot For Creative ReUse
Currently the only Creative Reuse shop serving Southern California that carries “all those little reusable items too good for the trash” and in February, 2011 hosted the First Ever Pepsi Refresh Creative Reuse Day celebration in the nation.  The Depot helps to educate the public on the importance of reducing waste by “creatively reusing” items destined for the landfills and promotes building unity in the community through creative reuse.  Founded in 2008 by Hernandez and her daughter Yoshino Rosalia who serves as the Resident Artist, The Depot is the only Creative Reuse shop to receive a “Thank You” from The President and Mrs. Obama.

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