Our Merger Story

About that merger

Once upon a time, Rebuilding Exchange and Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse were doing good work in their respective locations and realized they shared a lot in common. So the two directors met for Happy Hour to see if a stronger partnership might make sense.

Turns out that a merger made the most sense. Combining the institutional knowledge, specific expertise, and local connections, a merged entity could become a major player in the reuse and community workforce space. Sharing pretty much identical missions and values was the icing on the cake.

Now joined under the banner of Rebuilding Exchange, our same Evanston and Chicago locations offer more resources, more capacity, and stronger strategic partnerships as we pursue a nonprofit mission that unites greater Chicagoland.

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Our Mission

Our Team

Our Impact