ReCycle and Collection Drive
May 18, 2011
Impact Thrift Stores teams up with Whole Foods Market - Jenkintown and 611 Metals Recycling
Impact Thrift Stores and Whole Foods Market – Jenkintown will hold an E-Cycle & Donation Collection Event as part of their developing partnership to support the community and local charities. Whole Foods Market embraces caring about the community and environment as some of their core values and actively searches for regional organizations who are dedicated to building a strong community. Together, Whole Foods Market – Jenkintown and Impact Thrift Stores create a regional team dedicated to recycling, conserving natural resources and ultimately, minimizing our carbon footprint.
This event will be held at Whole Foods Market – Jenkintown, 1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046 on Saturday June 18th from 9 am-2 pm.
The focus of the E-Cycling & Donation Collection Event is twofold. Impact Thrift will have a truck on site to collect gently-used clothing, household goods, books, furniture, etc. that will then be sold in one of their three stores. 611 Metal Recycling will have their truck and crew on site collecting items that need to be responsible recycled such as computers, electronics, batteries printers, fax machines, etc. 611 Recycling will donate a percentage of the revenue generated by the weighted value of the recycled material back to Impact Thrift Stores. TV’s will not be accepted and there will be a $10 cash fee for all CRT monitors (non-flat screen monitors.)
This recycling event is the second in a partnership between Whole Foods Markets – Jenkintown and Impact Thrift. These events are designed to support the local community in their effort to be environmentally responsible while assisting Impact Thrift’s mission of financially supporting charitable organizations. Thanks to the community of shoppers and donors, Impact Thrift has been able to donate over $1.2 million since 2003 to these organizations that feed the hungry, house the homeless, support the blind and aid families and children in crisis.
“This is another example of how Impact Thrift is partnering with local businesses to create win-win situations in the community,” says Paul D. Baur, CEO and founder of Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. “We’re trying to utilize all of our resources, which now includes proactively recycling items that can no longer be put back into service, to help raise money for charity.”