Next time you’re in Fellowship Hall, you’re invited to visit the new ReUUse table. This initiative was led by several members whose goal is to reduce our carbon footprint and save money, by reusing household items rather than buying new when possible. It works like this — members and friends contribute items they no longer need; others take them home and put them to use. Think of it as a free pop up thrift store!
Items on the table are FREE! That said, given our congregation’s current budget challenges, you’ll notice a donation box on the ReUUse Table where you may leave cash or check made out to UUCE should you choose to do so. Donations are completely optional and will be greatly appreciated.
You are invited to contribute any of the accepted items listed below. Everything remaining at the end of each quarter will be donated to charity. If you have questions or feedback, please reach out to Jen Abbey.
- NEW OR GENTLY USED ITEMS IN GOOD, CLEAN WORKING CONDITION:
- Clothing and domestics (linens, curtains, blankets) — must be freshly laundered. Avoid scented detergent if possible.
- Shoes/boots, jewelry, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, purses, totes.
- Games, records, CDs, DVDs and sports equipment. Electronic toys are permitted as long as they are in clean working condition.
- Housewares (dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, small appliances under 20 lbs.) and Collectibles (small antiques, knickknacks), gift wrap, stationery.
- Hand tools and small power tools.
- Working electronics under 20 lbs. with necessary cables (flat screen monitor, clock radio, desk fan, lamp).
- Books and magazines may be left in the separate free library in Fellowship Hall.
- The following new, unopened personal care items may be placed in the CommunityCrisis Center/PADS basket near front entrance: toothpaste/brushes, lip balm, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, disposable razors, travel size QTips, toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue.
- No food items.
- No items weighing over 20 lbs. or large items such as furniture, rugs, exercise equipment, appliances, pianos or organs.
- No household cleaners, personal care items, or automotive chemical products.
- No scented anything (candles, perfumes or other fragrant items).
- No CRT TVs or monitors, batteries, broken electronics.
- No electronics containing corroded batteries.
- No plumbing fixtures, building materials.
- No weapons of any kind.
- No car seats, strollers, walkers or other products that do not meet the current safety standards of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, including recalled items.
Submitted by Jen Abbey