FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2019
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sean Campbell, Communication Assistant
(607) 257-9699 x9929
ITHACA, NY…Finger Lakes ReUse announces the opening of a new convenient place to donate used materials at the Ithaca ReUse Center.
Beginning Wednesday, January 2nd, all donations intended for the Ithaca ReUse Center (214 Elmira Road, Ithaca, NY) are now accepted at 210 Elmira Road, the smaller building just to the east of the Ithaca ReUse Center. This new Donation Drop Off has staff available to accept donations of used items seven days a week during all regular store hours (10am – 6pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun). This location will provide a more accessible place to donate items, where donors can pull up directly to the building to bring their items in. ReUse helps connect your used items to a local household, keeping items in use and out of growing landfills. Your material donations directly support community programming, local jobs, and job skills training opportunities.
“We are eager to provide a more convenient and efficient way for community members to donate items they don’t need any more and continue to support our mission,” said Chris Pletcher, Deputy Director at Finger Lakes ReUse.
Finger Lakes ReUse strives to accept many types of materials, including furniture, housewares, building materials, electronics, textiles, books and media. Donations may be tax-deductible and ReUse provides a donation receipt for tax purposes. A complete list of the items that ReUse accepts can be found at https://ithacareuse.org/donategoods/.
About Finger Lakes ReUse
Finger Lakes ReUse is a charitable nonprofit organization operating two Community ReUse Centers in Ithaca (Ithaca ReUse Center, 214 Elmira Rd; Triphammer ReUse Center, 2255 N Triphammer Rd) in an effort to expand the reuse of materials, provide job training opportunities and create living-wage jobs; and teach repair and reuse skills. In the course of achieving these goals, ReUse builds community, strengthens the local economy, and protects the environment by redirecting materials away from the waste stream and into productive reuse. For more information, visit www.ithacareuse.org.