Friday, August 28, 2020

PA Resources Council Hosts Sept. 12 Reuse Fest In Erie; Donate Items To Local Nonprofits For Reuse

On September 12, the PA Resources Council will host a Reuse Fest in Erie to allow residents to donate items to local nonprofits for reuse.
Gently used materials destined for reuse by numerous local nonprofit organizations will be accepted, including bedding/bath, clothing, furniture, kitchen items, medical supplies, office supplies, pet supplies, tools, usable building materials and more.
“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 PRC Managing Director Justin Stockdale.  “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region.
“Since launching ReuseFest in Pittsburgh in 2012, PRC has collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills,” said Stockdale.  “Items donated and reused to benefit the local community have included everything from canes, crutches and wheelchairs to cat carriers, light fixtures and literally the kitchen sink.” 
Nonprofits collecting materials at the September 12 event will include Chosen International Medical Assistance, Dress for Success Erie, Embracing Our Veterans, Erie City Mission, Goodwill, Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity, Green Scene Thrift, Mercy Center for Women, Repair Café, The ANNA Shelter and Tool Lending Library.
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 car trunk/truck bed  2) wear a face mask and stay in vehicle at all times  3) confirm details at before attending event.  
The Reuse Fest will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of UPMC Health Plan, 380 E. Bayfront Pkwy., Erie.
ReuseFest is sponsored by UPMC, UPMC Hamot and The Erie Community Foundation in collaboration with Erie County Recycling Program and City of Erie.
For all the details, visit PRC’s Reuse Fest webpage.  Questions should be directed to 412-488-7452.
Reuse Fest Pittsburgh Oct. 17
Another Reuse Fest is scheduled for Pittsburgh on October 17.  Read more here.
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.
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