Friday, September 28, 2012

Another successful FreeCycle!

GRinCH organized a clothing FreeCycle during the Chestnut Hill Business Association's Trail of the Lorax event last Saturday September 22nd. Hundreds of citizens participated by donating bags upon bags of clothes, shoes and accessories. Our sponsor, Valley Green Bank, allowed people to drop off their donations at the Chestnut Hill branch 3 days prior to the event.
Hard working volunteers Janna McAndrews, Rena Caref, Mansura, Gayle and GRinCH board members Noreen Spota, Alix Rabin, Linda Rauscher, Lana Corrales, Zeta Cross and Amy Edelman hauled 4 carloads of clothing to the Magarity space that was generously donated for the event by Bowman Properties.
By the end of the event 4 carloads of clothing dwindled to 1 carload which was taken to Meenal Raval's FreeCycle at the Mt Airy Village Fair! 
The concept of the FreeCycle--to pass on and "reuse" things you no longer want is central to the idea of conservation and environmentalism in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Clothing FreeCycle! --Sat Sept 22nd

Clothing Free-Cycle Event: Things People Need (not Thneeds!)
Part of the CHBA “Trail of the Lorax” Event
Saturday, September 22, 12 to 4:00 PM
8200 Germantown Avenue (formerly Magarity Ford)
Rain or Shine!
Due to the over whelming success and participation of our Book FreeCycling event at the Garden Fest GRinCH (GreenINChestnutHill) is organizing a clothing FreeCycle! What a better way to espouse the main idea of Dr Seuss' book The Lorax than to share things People Need--Not Thneeds!

Let’s be honest: many of us have a lot of clothing we don't need!! We love getting our clothes and shoes for cheap , but we don't want to be part of the problem of over consumption and its environmental consequences. FreeCycling is a great solution especially since many secondhand stores have trouble keeping up with all of the clothing we discard.
If you want to free-cycle your clothes, shoes, and accessories, bring your donation items (clean and in good condition please) to the Chestnut Hill Valley Green Bank, 23 W. Highland Avenue on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 19, 20, and 21 between 8 AM and 6 PM.
If you enjoyed book free-cycling at the Home and Garden Festival, you’ll love this clothing free-cycle event! Join us between noon and 4 PM on Saturday, September 22 at 8200 Germantown Avenue (formerly Magarity Ford) – rain or shine – and help yourself to whatever strikes your fancy!
We’ll need help sorting and transporting on the day of the event. If you’d like to volunteer, contact me at
Thanks in advance to Bowman Properties for use of the Magarity space and to Valley Green Bank for use of their lobby space.