ReUse In Bloom

Thanks to tremendous community support, Finger Lakes ReUse has navigated a challenging few years, even growing in the process with the expansion of our ReUse MegaCenter, and are now looking forward to bringing back even more of our beloved public programming in 2022, including the volunteer repair group the Ithaca Fixers Collective and expanded volunteer opportunities. This Summer we are raising funds to support these efforts in our ReUse In Bloom 2022 Summer Fundraiser.

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Donation Total: $50.00

Reuse in action is complex and takes many hands, hearts and minds to successfully enact. We receive, identify, sort, value, clean, test, refurbish, and make items available again for sale, or for free to households in need. ReUse relies on the support of generous community members to keep this uniquely local service available for all.

This Summer, we’re excited to offer t-shirts with a specialized Finger Lakes ReUse design along with your donations of $50 or more, for this fundraising event only! The t-shirts will be available by pick-up or shipment after this fundraiser event, which closes on July XX. 

Ways You Can Support ReUse

Make a gift today of any size and make a direct impact!

Volunteer with us – we work with volunteers 7 days a week. Sign up here.

Shop at our ReUse Centers – 100% of your purchases support our mission.

Share out this campaign to your networks and tag @ithacareuse

Who We Are

Finger Lakes ReUse is a not-for-profit with a mission to enhance community, economy and environment by offering accessible reuse services in Tompkins County and inspiring reuse to foster in other communities throughout New York State and beyond. Sales of used materials support 70-80% of our operating expenses. We rely on fundraising to support the very best of what we do, including offering 7-day, convenient reuse services, paid job skills training, and living-wage jobs.

IMPACTS & BENEFITS 

 

ENVIRONMENT

estimated tons of waste diverted from the landfill since opening in 2008 (over 10 million pounds!)

EMPLOYMENT

Living-wage jobs created in the community

ECONOMY

households in need provided with access to materials at our ReUse Centers

EDUCATION

participants have completed our ReSET job training program

Simple actions, major impact

From manufacturing to disposal, every part of a product’s life-cycle leads to greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to climate change. Our ReUse Centers kept an estimated 680 tons of materials out of landfills last year—and we’re working hard to expand our capabilities.

 

Working for a good cause

A living-wage employer with 80 employees and more than 50 regular volunteers, we believe reuse can support meaningful and engaging jobs here in Tompkins County, and nationwide. ReUse creates pathways to careers for local people who have previously experienced barriers to employment.

 

Low cost, high impact purchases

The ReUse Materials Access Program (ReMAP) gives back locally, connecting households and organizations in need with free materials. Since the program began in 2017, we have provided materials to over 1,341 households! ReUse enhances the economy by providing store credit to community members in financial crises.

Leading the way toward waste-free

ReUse operates ReSET, a free job training program offering two separate tracks—Technology or Retail & Customer Service. ReSET participants can apply for competitive paid apprenticeships to extend their training.

 

 This Summer, we’re excited to offer t-shirts with a specialized Finger Lakes ReUse design along with your donations of $50 or more, for this fundraising event only! The t-shirts will be available by pick-up or shipment after this fundraiser event, which closes on July XX.

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