Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EARTH DAY- a little late, so make it Earth Year!

We live in a disposable society. I see a lot of things people throw away in our building that could still be used. I visit the library at least once a week, so I take any books I find with me, but there are plenty of other places that will take them too. Most things will just wind up in a landfill. With a little research on the web and a few phone calls, you can make a huge difference not only in reducing waste, but also to our community organizations where every penny counts.

Here are some ideas of where you can donate unwanted items:
Books - a library, school, Veteran's facility, hospital, senior center, community center, thrift store.
Vintage items - clothing and other vintage items (dishes, telephone, furniture, etc.) are great for your local school drama departments and professional theater companies to add to their prop departments.
TDF Costume Collection
Donated costumes are the reason the Costume Collection is able to provide not-for-profit organizations with wardrobe for their productions. If you’d like to help TDF continue their mission, please consider donating your costumes or vintage clothing items. All donations are tax-deductible. To arrange a donation or for more information email the TDF Costume Collection or call (212) 989-5855.
Wearable Collections
is a NYC based company focused on keeping clothing, textiles and shoes out of landfills while generating funds for charities.

Office supplies - schools, animal shelters
Towels, sheets - animal shelters
Misc. Items:
Get creative. what could that broken chair become? The seat could become a table top or shelf.
not only takes furniture and appliances that meet current environmental standards, but they also take building and decorative materials. So if you are remodeling, contact them to see if they will take any of the flooring, tiles, lighting or other materials.

Happy Earth Year...