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RESOURCE DEPOT INC

Turning Waste Into Wonder

aka RESOURCE DEPOT   |   West Palm Beach, FL   |  www.resourcedepot.org

Mission

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. That’s the philosophy behind Resource Depot, where people are encouraged to give discarded materials a new life through art and education. For more than 20 years, Resource Depot has tackled Palm Beach County’s growing waste problem by rescuing unwanted and excess materials, turning waste into wonder. Resource Depot collects donations from businesses and individuals and redistributes the items to teachers, artists, families, and other non-profit organizations that need them, encouraging creative, hands-on learning and innovation. Not only does this support arts and education programs by stretching supply budgets, Resource Depot keeps hundreds of thousands of pounds reusable materials out of the landfill each year.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Jennifer O'Brien

Main address

2508 Florida Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401 USA

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EIN

65-0964759

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Recycling (C27)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Materials Marketplace, GalleRE and Field Trip/Workshop Programs

We want to inspire the next generation to value and care for the planet they’re inheriting. As we encourage young people to have fun with our materials, Resource Depot educates them about their impact on the environment. We provide this education through field trip/workshop experiences (both on-site and off-site), after school program curriculum, summer Junk Camp and through a myriad of community events throughout Palm Beach County. However, the best way for someone to learn the importance and impact of reuse is to visit our West Palm Beach facility which houses our Materials Marketplace available for the shopping of reuse materials for education, arts and play as well as our GalleRE space which houses a rotating exhibit of local artists (young and old) who create through reuse. As visitors browse through our extensive collection of curated donations, staff is available to provide some brainstorming assistance as they seek the right materials for their project or creative endeavor.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total weight of materials recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, At-risk youth, Artists and performers, Teachers

Related Program

Materials Marketplace, GalleRE and Field Trip/Workshop Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have become more selective in what donations we accept for reuse in response to our shoppers needs and demands for specific materials for arts and educational purposes.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Shift Resource Depot from its traditional member-based model to a nonprofit that is supported by community donors and corporate support.

Engage new stakeholders in organization and deepen engagement with current supporters.

Increase unrestricted revenue and establish new funding streams to support continued growth and maturity of organization.

Increase community awareness about Resource Depot's value proposition and convert fans to financial patrons.

Maintain reserve fund balance for a minimum of 8 months operating expenses.

Maintain organizational stability during uncertain times and prepare for increased operating expenses.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RESOURCE DEPOT INC

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Eva Greene

RMS

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Pamela Sartory

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Term: 2021 - 2024

Anthony Giacalone

HPK CPA's & Consultants

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.