Through this program, Finger Lakes ReUse has helped over 1,800 households and has provided nearly $350,000 in ReUse retail value items since the start of the program in 2017.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does it work?
To find a comprehensive list of agencies in Tompkins and Cortland Counties, please go to the Human Service Coalition’s list of services at 211.org or call 2-1-1 from any phone in Tompkins County. For more information about the fund, please read the documents: Information for Service Agencies and Information for Recipients
How can I support this program?
Every dollar donated to the ReUse Community Fund in support of ReMAP is matched in-kind by us at Finger Lakes ReUse, doubling the impact of your donation.
The ReUse Materials Access Program is made possible by gifts from community members like you. Our ReUse Community Fund is a restricted fund that supports this program, contributing 50% of the cost of each store credit given to a local household in need through this program. The other 50% is donated in-kind by Finger Lakes ReUse, meaning each dollar you donate makes double the impact in someone’s life.
Funding for this project is generously provided by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, as administered by a grant from the New York State DEC Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program, as well as the Friendship Fund, and generous individual donors.
To make a gift to support this program directly, go to our donate page and let us know you’d like 100% of your gift to go toward this program.
How can I receive store credit through this program?
To qualify for a store credit through the ReUse Materials Access Program, you must be referred by a human service agency. If the agency you work with is not aware of this program, please refer them to this website to complete a partner agreement with us to receive access to submit a referral.
If you do not know which agency to work with, please dial 2-1-1 to talk to Tompkins County’s volunteer hotline to help you find the agency for your needs.
If you are an agency looking to refer a client
To make a referral for a potential ReUse Materials Access Program recipient, please read both information sheets linked below, and send a copy of a signed Partner Agreement to email@example.com. The Partner Agreement must be completed by an agency once, before they may begin making referrals. If your organization has already submitted a signed Partner Agreement, you may make referrals through our secure online form. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Any questions or inquiries should be addressed to email@example.com.
Or call 607-257-9699 ex. 9920 to speak with our ReMAP coordinator.
The ReMAP program not only serves households in need, but on occasion works with local organizations and community projects to provide materials. In 2022, we provided store credit to Family and Children’s, Finger Lakes Grassroots, the. Ithaca Children’s Garden, the Villiage House, Second Wind Cottages, the Advocacy Center, and several other organizations essential to our community.
Testimonials From ReMAP Recipients
Thanks for your amazing work in the community and congratulations on your growth and expansion over the last decade. Look forward to resuming in-person support after we’re all vaccinated!!
If it weren’t for the reuse center and this gift card I wouldn’t have been able to make my first apartment a home.
I am on a fixed income and I was very grateful to receive help in getting furniture for my new apartment.
Receiving a gift card is another kind of feeling while you were in need. It was fabulous, with it, I bought most of the items that I needed. I, from bottom of my heart, appreciate the Reuse Center for gifting me the gift card.
[This Gift Card] Allowed us to get some of the items [we] really needed that we didn’t have money to get if it wasn’t for the gift card.
Excellent. Came in handy and right on time. I received credit to buy my son’s clothes and some learning things like alphabet foams.I was also able to buy a computer desk and chair for a really good price.