Thursday, October 8, 2020

Oct. 17 PA Resources Council Reuse Fest In Pittsburgh Provides Opportunity To Donate Items For Reuse By Nonprofits

On October 17, the
PA Resources Council will hold a Reuse Fest in Allegheny County to provide the opportunity for the public to donate a variety of items to nonprofit groups in one convenient location.

A wide variety of materials will be accepted for reuse, including bedding/bath, bikes, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, medical supplies, pet supplies, school/office supplies, usable building materials and more.

Nonprofits collecting materials at the October 17 event will include Brother’s Brother Foundation, Construction Junction, Free Ride, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Humane Animal Rescue, Off the Floor, Reagan’s Journey, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and The Education Partnership.

"This one-of-a-kind collection event provides area residents with an opportunity to responsibly donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits at one convenient location,” according to Sarah Alessio Shea, PRC Collection Events Manager.  “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region.”

“ReuseFest enables nonprofits to provide local families with clothing, furniture, medical equipment and other essentials,” Alessio Shea.  “Now more than ever, donors can experience a true win-win by cleaning out their closets and garages while supporting nonprofits that will reuse donations in some fashion, whether reselling, repurposing or giving goods to those in need in our region.”

At this 2020 collection, PRC will modify logistics to promote safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  All participants must 1) place all items in the car trunk/truck bed  2) wear a face mask and stay in the vehicle at all times  3) confirm details at PRC’s website before attending the event.  

ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC with support from UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Parks Department.

The Reuse Fest will take place on October 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the North Park Swimming Pool parking lot in Allegheny County.

For a complete list of participant requirements and materials collected, visit PRC’s Reuse Fest webpage.  Questions should be directed to: 412-488-7452.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.

[Posted: October 8, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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