April 2nd, 2013
Midge Jolly (email@example.com) is looking for some unusual things that she can put to good use. If you have them, instead of tossing them out in the trash, give Midge a holler or at least an email holler so you can get them to her. I’m already collecting wine corks. A lot of this stuff can’t be recycled but it can be REUSED!
Her list includes:
Corks from wine bottle, etc
Talenti gelato containers
Bottles with bails (Grolsch, etc.)
Mason style jars with lids/not canning lids
Dark bottles with lids
Any color old fashioned pants hangers
Wooden bi-fold doors with slats
February 11th, 2013
The Guidance Care Center (GCC) needs a manual wheelchair for their in-patient facility. If you have one you no longer need or know of someone who does, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-434-7660 ext 31127.
February 6th, 2013
KeysReuse.com will no longer list items deemed to be environmentally harmful. In other instances some products such as paint, cleaners, or makeup will ask for non-toxic or low or no VOC products. Donors are encouraged to give only organic food items.
Some of the items that have been deleted from the list include gasoline powered devices, plastic bags, commercial products such as Dawn detergent, and other plastic items such as cutlery. Though reuse does keep these kinds of items out of the landfill, KeysReuse no longer wants to encourage people to purchase or use environmentally harmful products.
Listings on the site that include these items have been deleted.
January 30th, 2013
Marathon Community Theater has become the 34th non-profit group to join KeysReuse.com. The theater is seeking a wide range of office equipment and supplies including copy paper, ink Cartridges for a HP Photosmart 7510, a laptop computer, ergonomic office chairs, office folders, and toner cartridges for a Brother TN-310.
They also hope to get a portable professional grade sound system and a digital camera.
Contact their general manager Bonnie Greenberg at email@example.com if you can help out.
December 26th, 2012
Did Aunt Minnie give you a blender you don’t really need? Or did Uncle Fred present you with an iPod like the one you already have? Maybe you got a newer version of a computer or cellphone? Or a sweater you don’t like.
Don’t throw away what you don’t want or need. Donate it to a Keys non-profit that could really use it.
Marathon Wild Bird Center, AIDS Help, and Heron Peacock could really use a blender. Florida Keys Outreach Coalition would love to get televisions. Habitat for Humanity needs cordless drills. And Sanctuary Friends, the Domestic Abuse Shelter, the Guidance Care Center, and the Upper Keys Humane Society are all looking for laptop computers.
You can find these groups and many more on KeysReuse.com, a local website that lists the needs of more than 30 non-profits in Monroe County. In fact, the site lists over 400 different items these groups would love to put to good use. Most can be used and the non-profits will reuse them.
“It’s astonishing to see the piles of trash in front of houses the day after Christmas,” said KeysReuse founder Michael Welber. “These trash cans often contain something that a financially stressed charity wants. Our motto is “Don’t throw it away; give it away.”
Anyone can log onto the website, KeysReuse.com, and find an extensive list of “Items” that local charitable organizations can’t afford to buy but can put to very good use. Most of the groups will pick up what you’re offering or find a way to get it. The website makes it easy to match donors and recipients and, of course, it’s all for a good cause.
December 20th, 2012
A current tenant at Poinciana Royale in Key West is very interested in starting a small compost operation for it. If you have a composter / tumbler available, please contact Heather Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Composting is the ultimate reuse!
December 16th, 2012
The Holidays In Key West Are Never With Snow, But The Bahama Village Art Center Is Bright & Beautiful With Christmas Lights Aglow! Join Us!
Friday December 21st
5:00pm Bahama Village Art Center
727 Fort Street (Fort & Petronia)
Food, Drinks & Lots Of Holiday Cheer!
Our Thanks To:
December 4th, 2012
Check out this article. If you celebrate a seasonal holiday it has some very good ideas.
November 28th, 2012
AIDS Help has a 42″ Console TV free to anyone who would like to pick it up.
Its very heavy and will need several people to pick it up. It donated to them and they need to give it way. Excellent Condition and comes with a DVD player. which is separate from the TV. Terry at AIDS Help can e-mail a picture if needed. Contact him at email@example.com.
November 26th, 2012
Use this “Shareware” from Preserve. It’s great in every way.