Over $349,000 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 twelve years, Garvey's has been able to raise over $349,000 for local charities and we hope to continue to grow this program.

In 2019, we will be raising money for:

1st Qtr: $4,686.80

Chicago House

2nd Qtr: $7,071.69

3rd Qtr: TBA

4th Qtr: TBA

1st Qtr. Recipient: Chicago House & Social Service Agency

1st Quarter of 2019 Check Presentation: Chicago House & Social Services

Dan Garvey & Dawn McAnaney presents Chicago House with a check on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason Program during the 1st Quarter of 2019.

During the first quarter of 2019, we collected empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for Chicago House and Social Service Agency. Chicago House and Social Service Agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services and other supportive programs.

During the 1980s, Chicago House emerged as an organization providing a compassionate response to a fearful disease. We built our infrastructure as we established several facilities to meet the growing and ever-evolving needs of our clients. Our first residence, opened in February 1986 in Uptown, accommodated 8 individuals in private bedrooms with shared cooking, dining, bathing, and living areas. We opened two more residences in 1987 and, responding to demand, a 24-hour care program and hospice in 1988 for clients in need of additional support. In 1992, Chicago House formed the Family Support Program, becoming the first provider of housing and related services to HIV-affected families.To read more about this local charity, visit Chicago House and Social Service Agency.

2nd Qtr. Recipient: A Safe Haven

2nd Quarter of 2019 Check Presentation: A Safe Haven

The Garvey's team presents A Safe Haven with a check on behalf of our Recycle for a Reason Program at their annual 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness

During the second quarter of 2019, we raised funds for A Safe Haven who's mission is to help people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model. A Safe Haven's visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities.

A Safe Haven helps clients with a program based on six guiding principles. The foundation emphasizes resilience as a key to self-sufficiency, recognizes multiple long-term pathways to recovery, and empowers individuals and families to continue their healing once they become independent. It bases its practices on scientific studies of what is working for its clients. To read more about this local charity, visit A Safe Haven.

3rd Qtr. Recipient: Haymarket Center

During the third quarter of 2019, we will be collecting empty toner cartridges and donated electronics for Haymarket Center. The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.

Founded in 1975 by the late Monsignor Ignatius McDermott and Dr. James West, McDermott Center dba Haymarket Center is the largest not-for-profit community-based adult detoxification, residential, and outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Chicago. Haymarket Center has continued to grow into a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment organization, licensed by the state of Illinois, which receives funding from the private sector, as well as city, county, state and federal agencies. The treatment programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). To read more about this local charity, visit Haymarket Center.

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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