Tuesday, April 12, 2016

FrreCycle recap!

 GRinCH organized a huge FreeCycle event last Sunday and it was a big success!
For those unfamiliar, a FreeCycle is like a giant yard sale but everything is free. It's an awesome concept that promotes sharing and community and keeps "one man's treasure" out of landfills!
It was a true community effort: citizens donated unwanted clothing, toys and books to the drop off points at both neighborhood Valley Green Univest Banks, GRinCH and Weavers Way Coop volunteers hauled the "booty" to the space at 8514 Germantown Ave., donated by Bowman Properties, and volunteers sorted through the donations to display for the Sunday event. Hundreds of people came by and left with amazing stuff.
Donations received at this fundraising event fund GRinCH's Green Warrior Student grant program. GRinCH has funded several green projects that students of various Chestnut Hill schools have embarked upon. To date we have given over $4,000 in grants for projects such as A Girl's Climate Summit at Springside, an organic garden at OMC and Teenagers Inc's native plant garden project.

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