Recycling Program Over $158,000 Raised for local charities

Recycle For A Reason is a toner and electronics recycling program at Garvey's Office Products. Each quarter, we will pool all of our empty toner cartridges and donated electronics together to raise money for local charitable organizations and keep them out of landfills. Individually the rebate on recycled cartridges and electronics is not much, but when accumulated over time, it can make a difference! In order to accomplish this goal of raising money for charity, we have set forth guidelines for what we can and cannot collect. To view guidelines, click here. In order to keep this program viable and be able to raise fund for these local charities, we ask that we pick-up recycling when we are dropping off an office supply order to you.

 

 

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As you may know, we use the program to raise funds for some wonderful local charities. In the past seven years, Garvey's has been able to raise over $158,000 for local charities and we hope to continue to grow this program.

 

In 2014, we have raised money for:

1st Qtr: $7,305.98

Bernie's Book Bank

2nd Qtr: $6,709.68

Center on Halsted

3rd Qtr: TBA

Good News Partners

4th Qtr: TBA

 

Braian Floriani and Dan GarveyAt the end of the 1st quarter, Dan Garvey presented a check to Brian Floriani at Bernie's Book Bank for $7,305.98 on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason program. Bernie's Book Bank mission is to facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children's books to significantly increase BOOK OWNERSHIP among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.

 

Bernie’s Book Bank is the logistical bridge between where books are today, and are no longer being used, to where they are not, but are desperately needed. We do three things exceptionally well: we collect hundreds of thousands of new and gently used books; we process them into collections of six age-appropriate and leveled books; and we deliver them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own. With a sense of urgency and professionalism, we’ve taken the guesswork out of what to do with outgrown children’s books.

 

Bernie’s Book Bank is changing that trajectory today for more than 80,000 children in Chicago and its suburbs. Each child we serve receives a minimum of 12 books per year from us.  The books are theirs to keep at home forever. For more information, visit http://www.berniesbookbank.org.

 

Lewis Warrick and Peter KozeraAt the end of the 2nd quarter, Garvey's Office Products was able to raise a total of $6,709.68 on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason program and presented a check to Lewis Warrick, CFO at the Center on Halsted. Center on Halsted mission is to advance community and secures the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.

 

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood. They work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment with programs and services for the entire community. Our programs range from volleyball, dance performances and cooking classes to rapid HIV testing, group therapy and vocational training. We partner regularly with other organizations and groups from across Chicago and the nation to provide additional programming for the community. For more information, visit Center on Halsted.

 

Let's continue the momentum into 3rd quarter and see if we can top our results! During the third quarter of 2014, we will be collecting empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for: Good News Partners (GNP). Good News Partners began in 1976 as our Rogers Park youth and other interested members of our community aspired to a better future. Together, we learned about the struggles of poverty and racism, but also courage and resilience. We realized that for our youth to thrive, our entire community needed to be a place of support and resource. We began then to seek ways to make hope tangible. In 1980 we purchased the Jonquil Hotel, once a haven for drugs, prostitution, and gangs. Since then we have rehabbed hundreds of units of housing, and established a shelter, rental housing, homeownership cooperatives, as well as jobs, tutoring, and youth programs.

 

Good News Partners’ mission has remained constant: to create safe, affordable and reliable housing, and to help build confidence and community simultaneously. Good News Partners (GNP) is a faith-based community organization that strives to bring about conditions in which hope, justice, responsibility, and reconciliation flourish in Chicago’s East Rogers Park North of Howard neighborhood. GNP provides affordable housing for otherwise homeless families with a step-by-step transition from interim housing to independent living. Our housing options include: New Life Interim Housing, a 36-bed shelter for otherwise homeless women and their children; a large single-room occupancy (SRO), the Jonquil, accommodating 58 families; 2nd stage and GNP subsidized rental housing; and 60 units of co-operative housing affordable for families with low and very low income. As a faith-based ministry we seek to embody the hope, freedom, opportunity, community, and justice God intends for us all. We welcome everyone -- especially people often discriminated against because of race, gender, economic condition, religion, sexual orientation, or national origins. For more information, visit http://www.goodnewspartners.org

 

It's a win/win situation, and it's never too late to start. Simply collect your cartridges and give them to your Garvey's driver whenever it's convenient. Be sure to check back often to see the latest updates and quarterly results.

 

For more information about:

Bernie's Book Bank, visit: http://www.berniesbookbank.org

Center on Halsted, visit: http://www.centeronhalsted.org

Good News Partners, visit: http://www.goodnewspartners.org

 

 

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