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PA RESOURCES COUNCIL APRIL 21 “REUSE FEST” COLLECTING WIDE VARIETY OF MATERIALS – INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK 

 

 

PRC “green” collection to benefit local nonprofits takes place Earth Day weekend

 

Clean out the closets, the garage and the basement!  Earth Day weekend the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s seventh annual ReuseFest will offer a one-day collection event for materials destined for reuse by local nonprofits. 

 

The festivities will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Children’s Hospital employee parking lot at 55th & Harrison Streets in Lawrenceville.  Stop by ReuseFest to enjoy a special Earth Day celebration featuring food trucks, pop-up shops, children’s craft projects, giveaways, volunteer sign-up opportunities and much more.  All materials donated during the four-hour event will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the world. 

 

This year's collection will support Brother’s Brother, Catholic Charities, Construction Junction, Dress for Success, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Humane Animal Rescue, Off the Floor, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Trash to Thrash.

 

All local nonprofits will collect materials for FREE including bikes, medical supplies, usable building materials, household and kitchen items, gently used furniture and bedding, art supplies, pet supplies, skateboarding supplies, clothing, business casual shoes/jewelry/purses, vintage items and much, much more. 

 

“ReuseFest is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day since this one-of-a-kind collection event provides an opportunity to responsibly – and conveniently – donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits,” according to PRC Regional 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 and around the world.”

 

New this year:  ReuseFest will accept outdoor equipment and apparel (clothing, packs, tents, etc.) in collaboration with 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.  All outdoor material collected will be resold on consignment at the 3ROC shop with proceeds benefitting PRC.

 

“During the past six events, 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.”

 

Visit www.prc.org/reuse or call 412-773-7156 for a complete list of materials collected.  The seventh annual ReuseFest is presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council in association with UPMC.

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