Over $268,000 Raised For Local Charities

Recycle for a Reason - Donation Chart

Recycle for a Reason is Garvey's Office Products toner and electronics recycling program. Each quarter, we collect used toner cartridges, flattened cardboard boxes and used electronics that our customers want to recycle. We pool all of these items together to raise money for local charitable organizations and keep the unwanted items 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 guidelines on what we can and cannot collect. To view the list of items we can pick up, 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.

As you may know, we use the program to raise funds for some wonderful local charities. In the past nine years, Garvey's has been able to raise over $268,000 for local charities and we hope to continue to grow this program.

In 2017, we are raising money for:

1st Qtr: 11,168.45


2nd Qtr: TBA

The Night Ministry

3rd Qtr: TBA

4th Qtr: TBA

4th Quarter of 2016 Check Presentation: Greater Chicago Food Despository

Kevin Garvey (R) presents Kelly Klein (L) from the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a check on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason Program.

1st Qtr. Recipient: AgeOptions

During the first quarter of 2017, we will be collecting empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for AgeOptions. AgeOptions is a nonprofit organization connecting older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest. Since 1974, their mission has been to sustain and promote independence for older persons in their own homes and communities.

As the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County, Illinois, they advocate, plan, coordinate and fund services for older adults. Together with a network of community-based senior service organizations, they connect residents with vital services such as information and assistance, community dining programs and home-delivered meals, housekeeping help, employment services, access to benefits and support for family caregivers.

2nd Qtr. Recipient: The Night Ministry

During the second quarter of 2017, we will be collecting empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for The Night Ministry. The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization that works to provide housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. With an open heart and an open mind, The Night Ministry accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity.

The Night Ministry serves youths and adults who face multiple complex challenges on a daily basis, including homelessness, poverty, abuse, loneliness, and neglect. Many of us who are not on the streets take for granted a lifetime of "helping hands" from family and friends. The people they serve often have not had this help. The Night Ministry offers several programs to these youth and adults including outreach services, short-term housing, pregnant and parenting services, and a transitional living program called STEPS. To learn more about these programs, visit The Night Ministry.

Help Us Make a Difference

It's a win/win situation, and it's never too late to start donating. Simply collect your flattened cardboard, empty toner cartridges and electronics 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.

Items We Can Pick-Up For Recycling

To view a complete list of items we can pick-up for our recycling program, click here (PDF)

Check out some of the past recipients of our Recycle for a Reason Program:

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