The Salvation Army has two different ways you can participate in Earth Day — a Donation Drive on Saturday, April 21, and a Re-purposing Contest going on through the end of April 2012.
Earth Day 2012 Donation Drive
The Salvation Army has been in the business of recycling and re-purposing your household items since 1865. The proceeds fund rehabilitation centers, where men and women reclaim their broken lives. Join The Salvation Army by participating in a record-breaking donation day on Saturday, April 21, 2012. In celebration of Earth Day’s 42nd year, The Salvation Army Family Stores will provide 42 donation locations around the Bay area.
“The Salvation Army makes an effort to be environmentally and socially responsible,” said Major Paul McFarland of The Salvation Army Tampa Adult Rehabilitation Center. “When the local community recycles gently used goods, The Salvation Army is able to recycle broken lives. Together, we can make a real difference in the Tampa Bay community.”
The Salvation Army needs your tax-deductible donations of clothing, furniture, electronics and household items. Click here for Earth Day donation locations or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK for the addresses and times of the 42 donation locations.
Earth Day 2012 Re-purposing Contest
In celebration of Earth Day, The Salvation Army is nodding to its 1865 recycling origin and hosting a re-purposing contest, with the best re-purposed item winning an iPad3. Those with a Pinterest account have seen many examples of re-purposing. For those new to the concept, re-purposing is taking an item, making changes to it and reusing it for a different purpose. Examples of this would be turning old dinner plates into art or making a girl’s dress out of a men’s dress shirt.
“We add more than 3,000 items to each store daily, so Salvation Army Family Stores are perfect places to find items to re-purpose.” Captain Liz Wilson of The Salvation Army Suncoast Adult Rehabilitation Center said. “Since everyone is talking about Pinterest these days, we thought it would be fun to encourage people to re-purpose items on Earth Day and post them on our Pinterest page.”
How to Enter the Contest:
Purchase an item from any Tampa Bay or Suncoast Salvation Army Family Store. Re-purpose the item, and submit before and after photos by April 30, 2012. Click here for complete contest rules. Find examples on Pinterest.
The Prize: The person with the “Best Re-purposed Item” will win an iPad3!
Thanks, Jessica B., for sending us this information!