The Welman Project

The Welman Project Fill a classroom, not a landfill! The Welman Project is a 501(c)3 creative reuse resource serving the community and the classroom. We connect companies that have surplus materials with educators and nonprofits at no cost to the recipient.
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Throwback to that time our favorite pay-what-you-can restaurant let us come volunteer with this fabulous group. Go get t...
09/19/2020

Throwback to that time our favorite pay-what-you-can restaurant let us come volunteer with this fabulous group. Go get takeout or enjoy a meal on their lovely new patio, sign up to volunteer, or donate funds to help ensure everyone in our community has access to healthy, delicious food!

Here's a #hungeractionmonth #throwback to 2019 when several Near Southside, Fort Worth #nonprofits took action and served lunch at Taste Community Restaurant! What will you do this month to make an impact in our community? #volunteer #eat #give Project 4031 The Art Station Fortress Youth Development Center The Welman Project Amphibian Stage

May we all follow her lead. #tinybutmighty
09/19/2020

May we all follow her lead.

#tinybutmighty

09/18/2020

When it’s been almost an 18 hour day and you’re wearing fairy wings and the Wee Wellie is set on staying up with you ... tired, GRATEFUL, amazed, exhausted and OVERWHELMED WITH JOY. Finished art project revealed tomorrow. Thank you friends from the bottom of our hearts to the tips of our wings.

More donor names headed to hang in a place of reverence for all eternity in the soon-to-be NEW Welman HQ! Donate before ...
09/17/2020

More donor names headed to hang in a place of reverence for all eternity in the soon-to-be NEW Welman HQ! Donate before midnight tonight so you can see YOUR name on the wall every time you visit. We're 3/4 of the way to our goal!
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject

(Apologies if you gave and don't see your name yet. Taking these photos is not an exact science. We'll get there!)

Woah! Vanessa here and I’m making space on these old cabinet doors for 88 DONOR NAMES! Here’s a preview. We are just und...
09/17/2020

Woah! Vanessa here and I’m making space on these old cabinet doors for 88 DONOR NAMES! Here’s a preview. We are just under $7,000 to our goal - yaaaaaaassssss. Thanks y’all. 9 hours to go. 9 hours left to give. Woot woot!

09/17/2020

Today we are making space to create something crazy cool with YOU! Playing with old cabinet doors, Vanessa will be putting your mark on a collaborative art piece that will hang in our New Welman HQ. Every North Texas Giving Day donor will be featured on this piece. Tune in throughout the day for updates!

It’s the day of the show, y’all. Let’s MAKE SPACE together to fill more classrooms, support more teachers, and keep grea...
09/17/2020

It’s the day of the show, y’all. Let’s MAKE SPACE together to fill more classrooms, support more teachers, and keep great materials out of our landfills. North Texas Giving Day is here, so make space to make YOUR mark on something incredible - a space for everyone. https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject

#ntxgivingday #thewelmanproject #getupandgive #makespace #reimaginewaste #rethinkeducation #creativereuse #westandforteachers #ntxgivingday2020 #fortworth

Alright stop, collaborate and listen. -Vanilla IceWe truly are better together, and nothing is more magical than watchin...
09/16/2020

Alright stop, collaborate and listen. -Vanilla Ice

We truly are better together, and nothing is more magical than watching teachers from different subjects, grades, and schools commune to share ideas, share worries, and share wins. The new Welman HQ will be able to accommodate even more of these magic moments as we connect community members, first year teachers, retired educators, and everyone in between all under one roof.

If you love Vanilla Ice and, more importantly, believe that we are better together, help us make space to collaborate and consider sharing the love on North Texas Giving Day! https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject
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#ntxgivingday #ntxgivingday2020 #collaborate #vanillaice #sharingiscaring #bettertogether #creativesolutions #makespace #welmanhq #thewelmanproject #goals #fortworth #creativereusecommunitycenter

With workshops, a tool and tech library, and space to spread out (physically & mentally), the new Welman HQ will be the ...
09/15/2020

With workshops, a tool and tech library, and space to spread out (physically & mentally), the new Welman HQ will be the place to pop in to expand your horizons. Tap into your inner student and make space to grow that beautiful brain.

If learning is your love language, give here and let's make space to get schooled: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject
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#ntxgivingday #ntxgivingday2020 #learn #schooled #knowledgeispower #themoreyouknow #toollibrary #workshops #creativesolutions #makespace #welmanhq #thewelmanproject #goals #fortworth

Found at Welman. On this Monday-est of Mondays we just want to remind you that even the smallest things can “mean” a lot...
09/14/2020

Found at Welman. On this Monday-est of Mondays we just want to remind you that even the smallest things can “mean” a lot. Pun. But really, if it was just one thing you got done on your to do list or just one small kindness you shared with someone or one tiny compliment you gave yourself ... it’s exactly enough to move you forward, to encourage a friend or even fill your own bucket. #tinyandmighty #beabucketfiller #babystepscount #monday #thewelmanproject #foundatwelman #welmanhq #fortworth

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya AngelouWe believe that the foundation to any so...
09/13/2020

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

We believe that the foundation to any solution is creativity and it starts with coloring outside the lines. The NEW WELMAN HQ will be a hub for the community to get messy, get curious, and create in a space that encourages discovery through old fashioned tinkering.

Support creativity, give here and let's make it happen: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject #ntxgivingday #ntxgivingday2020 #create #creativity #creativesolutions #makespace #welmanhq #thewelmanproject #goals #fortworth #solutions #coloroutsidethelines #makemesses #tinker

"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." - 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘈𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳That's why the NEW Welman HQ will be a space for...
09/12/2020

"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning."
- 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘈𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳
That's why the NEW Welman HQ will be a space for kids and grown-ups alike to explore, build, and make believe. We need your support NOW to be able to open in January 2021! Give here and let's make it happen: https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject

Y’all feel me?
09/10/2020

Y’all feel me?

Today we are celebrating the rock STARS of forward-to-school - the secretaries, office managers and support staff. These...
09/09/2020

Today we are celebrating the rock STARS of forward-to-school - the secretaries, office managers and support staff. These gatekeepers to the classroom are educators, mentors, artists and the heart of every campus. They are “the force” that keeps the spaceship flying. Take Ms Wiesner of Bruce Shulkey Elementary in Fort Worth ISD, who transformed the school’s main entrance into an intergalactic wonderland. Made completely from reuse materials, she’s bringing Star Wars to life, ready for blast off when students return. And yes, it lights up. #starwars #schooltheme #maytheforcebewithyou #officemanager #gatekeeper #educator #creativereuse #hallwaydecor #inagalaxyfarfaraway #gadgetsandgizmos #thewelmanproject #foundatwelman #bruceshulkeyelementary #fwisd #fortworth

Here we are, back-to-school. But we’re not really going back, so...maybe we’re all going forward?The Wellies are in the ...
09/08/2020

Here we are, back-to-school. But we’re not really going back, so...maybe we’re all going forward?

The Wellies are in the stands cheering on all our educators who have said “challenge accepted.” The learning curve will no doubt be off the charts, but we’ve seen first-hand that teachers are choosing to fall forward. 

To all of you - teachers, counselors, principals, custodians, nonprofit partners, parents, & students - we are with you, we are rooting for you, we are here when you need to pass the baton. We may fall, but we will fall together. Onward & upward. We aren’t going back. We’re going forward towards a most excellent future. #forwardtoschool #backtoschool2020 #fwisd #firstdayofhighschool #virtualschool #virtuallearning #online #onward #upward #fallforward

Be a part of making a space for everyone to create, learn, play, REimagine waste and REthink education. Help us raise $2...
09/05/2020

Be a part of making a space for everyone to create, learn, play, REimagine waste and REthink education. Help us raise $20K on North Texas Giving Day and MAKE this SPACE a reality! Giving starts now and continues through September 17th!
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/thewelmanproject
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#ntxgivingday #makespace #thewelmanproject #fortworth #creativereuse #communitycenter #create #learn #play #reimaginewaste #rethinkeducation #fillaclassroomnotalandfill

Making real connections during virtual learning. Mrs Moore, 3rd grade teacher at Worth Heights ES in @fortworthisd is pi...
09/02/2020

Making real connections during virtual learning. Mrs Moore, 3rd grade teacher at Worth Heights ES in @fortworthisd is picking up on all the signs to connect with her students this year. Every few weeks she’ll surprise a student with this yard art to recognize outstanding progress. She’s RE-imagining event signage waste into something RE-markable. #isawthesign #eventwaste #yardsign #makingconnections #virtuallearning #teacherfeature #reimagine #simplethings #aboveandbeyond #thewelmanproject #foundatwelman #worthheightselementary #fwisd #fortworth

Progression of a kinder sensory kit. #amillionprojectstogo #kindergarten #sensoryplay #sensorybin #foundatwelman #thewel...
08/30/2020

Progression of a kinder sensory kit. #amillionprojectstogo #kindergarten #sensoryplay #sensorybin #foundatwelman #thewelmanproject #virtuallearning #backtoschool #handsonlearning #onlineschool @ The Welman Project

Today is Give 8/28, an annual day of giving to organizations that specifically serve Black communities. Women In Power E...
08/28/2020

Today is Give 8/28, an annual day of giving to organizations that specifically serve Black communities. Women In Power Empowering is a local participating org that could use your support, or find a cause you love at give828.org. Go make a difference!

Today is the day to GET UP AND GIVE to black nonprofit organizations from 7 am - 12 am. We are participating in Give 8/28, a day set aside to support black nonprofits through financial giving. You will have the opportunity to give all day through the Mighty Cause platform, https://www.give828.org/organization/Women-In-Power-Empowering

Your donation to our organization will help to empower women experiencing a temporary financial hardship and to support our Business Empowerment Fund available to women-owned, small businesses. No donation is too small.
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#WIPE #WomenEmpowered #WomenEmpowering #Give828 #BlackPhilanthrophyMonth

Found at Welman HQ#throwbackthursday to 2007 when this student had ideas. Good ideas. Ideas that somehow seem very relev...
08/27/2020

Found at Welman HQ
#throwbackthursday to 2007 when this student had ideas. Good ideas. Ideas that somehow seem very relevant to virtual schooling multiple children and the prevention of germ spreading. We really hope this student, now a grown-up, is still coming up with ideas. The world needs you, Idea Person.

#ideas #innovation #problemsolver #gamechanger #backtothefuture #virtualschool #aheadofhistime #foundatwelman #weirdatwelman #2007 #thewelmanproject

VOTE for B & VOTE for the Wellies for Foodie Philanthropy!🗳Now through Friday keep casting your vote once a day, every d...
08/26/2020

VOTE for B & VOTE for the Wellies for Foodie Philanthropy!

🗳Now through Friday keep casting your vote once a day, every day, for Welman to be the 2022 beneficiary of Foodie Philanthropy! Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q2M97T

👉🏽👉🏽And sign up here to receive a helpful daily email from us reminding you to vote: https://airtable.com/shrwN45oVJPCPc4Hk
(Bonus joke included with every email reminder for extra fun!)

#voteforwelman #foodiephilanthropy #definitelyb #stem #steam #leonardodavinci

08/22/2020

Shontrice Harris, special education teacher at Poynter Elementary of Crowley ISD, has set a new shopping appointment record - she walked away Friday with $4,350.11 worth of materials to support her students' learning! Of course, she didn’t spend a dime!

Help us set more records! Please cast your vote once a day, every day, for Welman to be the 2022 beneficiary of Foodie Philanthropy. Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q2M97T
And sign up here to receive a helpful daily email from us reminding you to vote: https://airtable.com/shrwN45oVJPCPc4Hk #thewelmanproject #record #fillaclassroomnotalandfill #teacherappreciation #fortworth #foodiephilanthropy #vote #crowleyisd #poynterelementaryschool

Last week we shared our wishes for a NEW WELMAN HQ, and now we’re asking YOU to join us to make this creative community ...
08/19/2020

Last week we shared our wishes for a NEW WELMAN HQ, and now we’re asking YOU to join us to make this creative community space for all a REALITY. We’ve set a goal to open in January 2021 (right around the corner!), and with a stellar team of architects, artists, and builders on board, all we need now is YOUR support to make it happen!

In a new climate-controlled space, we’ll be able to provide more free materials to educators, along with workspace, training, tools, and a place to share ideas and support each other. We’ll also have PUBLIC space for creative reuse shopping, crafting and repair workshops, and a tool library and makerspace.

If you’re excited to shop, create, learn, play, and build in an eco-friendly creative wonderland made for you and your family, all while supporting our mission to fill a classroom, not a landfill, we invite you to invest with us in opening the new Welman HQ - A Creative Reuse Community Center.

Consider giving as much as you’re able this North Texas Giving Day - giving starts September 1st - or become a sustaining monthly donor right now! http://www.thewelmanproject.org/supportus.html Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details about the next stage of Welman! #headquarters #hq #welmanhq #creativereuse #creativereusecenter #creativereusemovement #wellies #toollibrary #teacherslounge #workshop #freesuppliesforteachers #retailtherapy #community #airconditioning #ac #hvac #climatecontrol #fortworth

It’s supposed to be 105 today in Funkytown. Birthday Wish #4: AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT. 100% of Wellie educators, staff a...
08/16/2020

It’s supposed to be 105 today in Funkytown. Birthday Wish #4: AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT. 100% of Wellie educators, staff and Wee Wellies agree, AC is key. Although we love our summer sweat glow, offering a comfortable shopping experience for our teachers and community would be ice cold cool. Not to mention heat would be neat for those chilly days in January. #birthdaywishes #birthdayweek #airconditioning #hvac #heat #ac #thewelmanproject #fortworthtx #weewellie @ The Welman Project

Wanna know what makes us smile? Creative reuse, gadgets & gizmos a plenty and vintage finds. And like the shareable frui...
08/15/2020

Wanna know what makes us smile? Creative reuse, gadgets & gizmos a plenty and vintage finds. And like the shareable fruit - the majestic orange - all that stuff is more fun to share! Birthday Wish #3: WELMAN OLD SCHOOL: A CREATIVE REUSE MARKETPLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY. Just like our wishes for workshop space and a tool library, we want to share our treasures with the community at large. This retail space would offer raw materials as well as old school items, creative kits and everything in between for purchase. And every penny would support our mission to keep filling those classrooms for free, while reducing waste in our city. #birthdayweek #birthdaywishes #thewelmanproject #oldschool #vintage #gadgets #gizmos #sharingiscaring #reuseretail #creativereuse #community #matketplace #fortworth @ The Welman Project

Mr Velez doesn’t teach shop class, he teaches English. But he’s building strong relationships with his students by incor...
08/13/2020

Mr Velez doesn’t teach shop class, he teaches English. But he’s building strong relationships with his students by incorporating materials in his classroom that offer something raw and hands-on. He handcrafts pieces for the kids that overcome extreme obstacles and make it to the other side. BIRTHDAY WISH #2: A COMMUNITY GARAGE. A place where teachers and community members alike can build, fix, repair and, like a good neighbor, borrow that specialty tool that our dad’s only have because of that one project 20 years ago. #builditandtheywillcome #englishteacher #northside #garage #communitygarage #toollibrary #birthdaywishes #birthdayweek #thewelmanproject #communityspace #fortworth @ The Welman Project

We love taking care of our teachers and we couldn’t make their wishes come true without YOU. Birthday Wish #1: We want t...
08/11/2020

We love taking care of our teachers and we couldn’t make their wishes come true without YOU. Birthday Wish #1: We want to do more! It’s been a dream of ours since the beginning to provide teachers with so much more than just materials. Today we are blowing out a candle and making a wish that one day soon we will provide a space for teachers to make & CREATE on site. Space to spread out and do those big projects, workshops led by community experts for hands-on, fun professional development and an ULTIMATE TEACHER’S LOUNGE to mix and mingle with each other (maybe even enjoy a glass of wine on Friday evenings). #teacherappreciation #teacherslounge #ultimateteacherslounge #birthdaywish #birthdayweek #thewelmanproject #fortworth

08/10/2020
HQ is a treasure trove of the bizarre, obsolete, delightful & hilarious. Please enjoy this installment of #weirdatwelman...
08/04/2020

HQ is a treasure trove of the bizarre, obsolete, delightful & hilarious. Please enjoy this installment of #weirdatwelman / #foundatwelman Communion to go, anyone? @ The Welman Project

08/03/2020

If you’re in Fort Worth it appears we are in for “s’more” summer with the start of school delayed. So with that, check out these S’more Stuffies! All the materials you need to create this summer staple plus so many more craft-tivities are included in our Wellie Camp Kit for Cabin Fever.

Order your Camp Kit here https://welmanproject.square.site/s/shop
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#campwellie #campkitforcabinfever #thewelmanproject #summer2020 #summervibes #campcrafts #creativereuse #smores #marshmellow #fortworth #openendedplay

What summer vacation? Greetings from paradise aka Welman HQ, a balmy resort that boasts free supplies for teachers, crea...
08/02/2020

What summer vacation? Greetings from paradise aka Welman HQ, a balmy resort that boasts free supplies for teachers, creative reuse ideas for the community and a lively staff. You can’t spell summer without “um” and um, we’ve been busy!
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#thewelmanproject #creativereuse #summer2020 #vacation #greetingsfrom #wellies #weloveteachers #freesuppliesforteachers #fortworth #summerjob

Our sweet teacher friend and volunteer Cindy Kohn collected Bitmojis from our Wellie team and dozens of our educators, a...
07/30/2020

Our sweet teacher friend and volunteer Cindy Kohn collected Bitmojis from our Wellie team and dozens of our educators, and made this incredible banner for us! She gave us a print version that will hang in Welman HQ, too! THANK YOU, CINDY!

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Thanks Welman Project for the desk and filing cabinets. I’m starting the year off organized!!
I just won the biggest prize EVER. I received an email from a former student/tennis player who has gone on to great things-HE is a teacher, right here in our fair city. He says he remembered my laugh, of all things! I have to say that I remembered his patience with me as a new coach, his calm outlook on the courts and his leadership at school. He made My day...and it's due to you Wellies! I just want to say thank you!
OPEN OPEN OPEN lol remember that Foley's commercial? I can't WAIT for noon!
Welman supplies make learning come alive! Thanks #welmanproject for making our doctor's office a little more authentic!
A big THANK YOU to The Welman Project for connecting us with a local resource. Their donation of office cubicles was incredibly generous. Lena Pope Counseling Services appreciates all that you do!
We want to thank you for your helpping hands!!!!! The kiddos LOVED the pumpkins and decorating them!
I just heard a commerical for the WELMAN on Kiss 106.1!!!!! Woot woot
I was told that you may be accepting donations for school uniforms. I would like to donate a lot of polos and pants but do not want to donate them to places that plan to sell them. I want them donated to those who need them. Would you be a good resource for that or can you point me to one?
Okay, I'll be facilitating a conference workshop on Collective Care through Letter Writing in July. Any one have stationary, post cards, stamps, anything hanging around they can donate for this workshop? Our agency doesn't have a budget to provide all the awesome supplies I'd love to provide. If you donate, I'll send you some snail mail!
This group has theater items to borrow too.
Will you be open Sat, May 11? I finally have a saturday free.
do you happen to have any graduation stoles in white? I need 12