Posts Tagged ‘Reuse’
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
The Domestic Abuse Shelter is looking for used bikes in working order for their participants to utilize back and forth from work. If you have a bike you no longer need and still works well contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Rebecca at 305-743-4440.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
AIDS Help needs a wheelchair that can be collapsed and put into a trunk. If your group has one that you no longer need or know of someone who has one, please contact Terry Paulson at email@example.com.
Thanks, as always.
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Do you use dry erase markers? If so, you might check these out. They are refillable! That means less waste and more reuse. And that’s what we all want. Take a look. http://www.reuseit.com/store/refillable-erase-markers-full-starter-auspen-p-2893.html?ponoID=ul8hhjmhk4hqstp7hvklukslk0
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
The Star of the Sea Outreach Mission has a gently used stair lift available for donation. This is for handicap access to an upper or lower floor, and features a chair attached to a conveyor system to assist individuals with stairs. According to the donor, it is completely adjustable for any size staircase.
Call Tom Callahan at 410-703-8212 for more information.
And Terry Paulson at AIDS Help has let us know that he has 25 small banker boxes with lids available here at AIDS Help. You can reach him at 305-293-3666. They look like this:
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
The Guidance Care Center has just let us know that they need a sturdy outdoor table & outdoor chairs. This can’t be the picnic table kind. If you have these and can donate them, contact Lisa Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 305-434-9061.
As always, thanks for helping to reuse stuff!
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
While we urge everyone to reuse as much as possible, sometimes you just have to recycle what can’t be reused. The Environmental Defense Fund has a terrific page on how to recycle what they don’t pick up at the curb. Take a look at http://solutions.edf.org/2011/12/19/how-to-recycle-what-they-won%E2%80%99t-pick-up-at-the-curb/. As EDF points out:
Of the 30 million tons of plastic Americans tossed out in 2009, a mere 7% was recycled. The rest wound up clogging landfills, littering streets or sluicing down waterways into the ocean.
In response, many of us are avoiding single-use plastics and finding other ways to recycle them.
You can start by taking full advantage of curbside programs and municipal recycling centers. Then consider going the extra mile to recycle the plastics that they don’t accept.
Monday, January 16th, 2012
Heron-Peacock Supported Living, which provides housing, support, transportation, and supervision of medications for low-income people who have a current diagnosis of mental illness, has become the 26th non-profit to be listed on KeysReuse.com.
Heron-Peacock works to maximize individual self-dependence, health and well-being, and community integration of survivors of domestic abuse and provides immediate safety to abuse victims and their children. The group would like to get a wide variety of items including arts and crafts supplies, blenders, bicycles, lamps, a lawn mower, toiletries, and bed linens.
To see a complete list of what Heron-Peacock and the other 25 non-profits need, log onto keysreuse.com.
The kinds of things that Heron-Peacock is seeking often sit in residents’ storage closets or even in trash cans. Rather than storing unused stuff or, worse yet, throwing useful things away, locals should log onto www.keysreuse.com and see what 26 local non-profits could use. Often these groups will be delighted to come and pick up what people wish to donate.
KeysReuse.com, whose motto is “don’t throw it away, give it away, provides a way for locals to support county non-profits in a meaningful way.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Reef Relief is the proud new owner of an HP color printer thanks to the generosity of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate in Marathon. The company discovered that Reef Relief needed the printer on KeysReuse.com, which lists the needs of 26 non-profits. Pictured with the printer and supplies are Millard McCleary and Rudy S. Bonn from Reef Relief.
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center (FKWBC) in Tavernier is the newest non-profit to join KeysReuse.com.
The group rescues, rehabilitates, and releases native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced. They also provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released and educate the public about the importance of coexisting with all wild bird species.
The group has submitted a long list of needs and I hope that some of you can donate them. The list includes:
Simple Green; Lemon Pine Sol; Bleach; Laundry Detergent – hypo-allergenic; Hand Soap
Paper products - Toilet Paper; Paper Towels
Garbage cans with lids
Kitchen rubber gloves
Surgical Scissors and Hemostats
Latex and nitrile gloves
Van or pickup truck – bird rescues (wild bird center ambulance); donation pick-ups
Odds and Ends
Sand and Gravel
Trough – big plastic container
Small magnetic mirrors
Extra Large and Giant Vari-Kennels (cat/dog carriers)
Tie Wraps (Zip Ties)
Digital kitchen timers
Aquariums (un-cracked and clean with lids)
Children’s playpens; Unflavored Pediatric electrolytes or Pedialyte
Mixed vegetables; Canned Cat Food; Dry Cat Food; Vitamin B-1 100mg tablets; Wheat grain; Oats
Binders; Office Paper (legal/letter/colored); Highlighters and Sharpies markers and Tape pens; Index cards; Postage Stamps
Linens and Towels
Bath towels (no holes/strings please); Rubber bottomed bath mats; Sheets and pillow cases
If you can supply any of these please contact Amanda Barber, Wildlife Rehabilitator; at email@example.com ; or call her at 305-852-4486
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Healthy Start just posted that they had some printer cartridges from a non-working printer available and, boom, the Keys office of The Nature Conservancy office took them — with great delight. Printer cartridges are expensive and it was wonderful that TNC could get these and ReUse them. Much better than tossing them in the landfill or even than sending them back to the manufacturer.
I love it.