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Over $392,500 Raised For Local Charities

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 fourteen years, Garvey's has been able to raise over $392,500 for local charities and we hope to continue to grow this program.

In 2022, we will be raising money for:

1st Qtr: $2,500.00

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

2nd Qtr: TBA

Aunt Martha's Health and Welness

3rd Qtr: TBA

4th Qtr: TBA

1st Quarter of 2022 Check Presentation

Dan Garvey presents Oak-Leyden Developmental Services with a check on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason Program 1st quarter donations.

1st Quarter Recipient: Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

During the first quarter of 2022, we collected empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for Oak-Leyden Developmental Services. Oak-Leyden's mission is to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their highest potential.

Founded in 1956 as the Oak Community School, Oak-Leyden is a caring, uniquely qualified organization providing a wide range of vocational and residential services for adults with developmental disabilities, as well comprehensive therapeutic, educational, and family support services for infants and young children. This past year, Oak-Leyden: Graduated 98 children from our Early Intervention program, Improved the lives of nearly 400 children who have developmental disabilities or delays, Integrated 54 adults into the community through our family-style group homes, Helped raise more than 1,200 pounds of produce for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, Taught a wide range of life-enriching skills to 125 Lifelong Learning Center participants, Coached and empowered 42 adults through our Supported Employment Program. They’re proud of our accomplishments over the past 60 years, and are partnering with our clients, family, and community to make great strides for the future. To read more about this local charity, visit Oak-Leyden Developmental Services.


2nd Quarter Recipient: Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness

During the second quarter of 2022, we will be collecting empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness. Aunt Martha’s mission is to supporting the well-being of our communities, ensuring equity in access and delivering exceptional care inspired by a culture of innovation.

Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness envision strong, healthy communities, where everyone has access to high quality health and wellness care, leading to better social and emotional health. They are committed to social justice, health equity, and access to quality services for all. They engage a patient centered approach that empowers all to live healthy lives. They celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. They support the transformation of our historically disadvantaged communities to strength and wellness through our trauma informed care. Lastly, they seek opportunities to grow our impact through strategic collaborations that embodies our vision and values. To read more about this local charity, visit Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness


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)

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