After Hours Highlight Reel

Philly Reclaim hosted its first free after-hours event on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00PM- 8:00PM, designed to inspire creative ways to upcycle and reuse old materials as spring clean-out efforts commence throughout the region. This event catered to young professionals, DIY-ers, local makers, and contractors with purpose to inspire simple innovative ways to divert waste from the landfill.

Over 50 guests and prominent business owners specializing in problem solving, creative solutions, and organization had the opportunity to network with each other. This event included refreshments and entertainment; free beers sponsored by Lefthand Brewing Company and live music by bluegrass band The Cheddar Boys.

To further the adoption of reuse instead of waste, attendees were encouraged to bring old furniture in exchange for store credit as part of our Swap Program, one of many advantages provided with Philly Reclaim Membership. All attendees could swap for store credit at no cost during this evening only.

Everyone is always welcome to shop at Philly Reclaim regardless of membership.

If you have material donations, you don’t need to be a member. However, if you would like to earn store credit in our Salvage Swap program, you can do so as a member. 


Event Organizer:
Kelsey Lee – Marketing Director

Assistant Organizer & Photography:
Madison Noone – Student, Temple University

Recap Editor & Videography:
Jessica Shelton – Student, Temple University

Event Staff:
Greg Trainor – Executive Director
Dempsey DiMedio – Sales Director, Philly Reclaim
Micah Mackenzie – Lead Maker, Workshop at Philly Reclaim

Brad Goren
Jennifer Merritt
Kevin Irizarry
Kirstin Brug
Monk E Burnswell

Sponsored by:
Lefthand Brewing Company

Philly Reclaim is PCC’s retail store that sells reclaimed building materials, vintage home goods, and architectural salvage sourced from deconstruction projects and donations. The store raises funds for PCC’s job training program, the first and only deconstruction workforce development organization in the entire Greater Philadelphia Region.

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