Arcadia University students, in conjunction with the University’s Community and Civic Engagement Center, will host the annual MLK Day of Service Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event on Monday, January 15, 2018from 10:00am-3:00pm at Murphy Hallas a way to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Members of the community are asked to bring items to be donated to a number local non-profit organizations, as well as eWaste to be ethically recycled, and shredding to be properly disposed of. Volunteers will help to unload and sort through the items to be given to each organization. The public is invited to donate gently used items to fulfill the wish lists of local nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, New Life, VeteransMC, and ThrowBack thrift stores, Baby Bureau, Cradles to Crayons, Salvation Army, Women's Humane Society and Philadelphia Reads Items such as clothing, working electronics, housewares, school supplies, new or gently used shoes, prom dresses, and pet supplies are all welcomed donations. A full wish list of what will be accepted is available below.
In particular this year, donations of winter coats (for adults and children), baby formula, diapers, and wipes are needed to support families relocated to the area from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
This Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event is a great opportunity for community members looking to properly and securely dispose of eWaste electronic or metal items (with the exception of televisions and CRT monitors). 611 Metals Recycling will be collecting on site. Additionally, ShredOne will provide a maximum security shredding service for documents that contain sensitive information.
Arcadia's CCEC is offering a drive-up service for the Repurposing, eWaste, and Shredding event, with volunteers available to unload cars. Community members are asked to use the Church Road entrance and follow signs to the drop off area.
Last January we had approximately 1,200 cars and over a hundred volunteers partake in our 2017 MLK Day of Service. This allowed us to collect 16 tons of e-waste that were ethically recycled and 27.5 tons of free shredding. In addition, we were able to fill the trucks of seven non-profits with donations, as well as provide donations to the six other organizations we partnered with. Our 117 volunteers, consisting of undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff, contributed 590 total hours of service.
Below are the 2018 wish lists from the organizations that we will be partnering with for the event.
New Baby Board Books
New Baby Rattles
Cradles to Crayons
Baby equipment (strollers, car seats, pack-n-plays, etc. No cribs)
Baby hygiene items (New wipes, shampoo, lotion, powder, etc.)
Accepts clothing, accessories, jewelry, and houshold items in good condition.
Proceeds benefit animal rescue and the community.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has many different items that are on their wish list. Please look at their detailed list of Building Materials, Cabinets, Tile, Domestics, Doors, Electrical/Lighting, Flooring, Furniture, Hardware, HAVAC, Insulation, Paint (latex-based only), Plumbing, Sinks/Toilets/Tubs and Showers, Tools, Windows, and Miscellaneous Needs. Tires and light bulbs will not be accepted.
Habitat for Humanity of MontCo & DelCo
Furniture – in good, re-sellable condition (cannot take baby or medical furniture, no mattresses)
Dining tables, chairs, buffets, hutches under 5’ wide
Sofas (no floral or plaid), chairs, end & coffee tables
Kitchen Items – large and small, appliances in good working order
Toilets, sinks, vanities
Medicine & wall cabinets
Towel and dispenser hardware
Tools & hardware
Lamps & light fixtures
New or gently used books for ages pre-school through 12th grade.
Simply Equal Education
New or unused school supplies
Loaves & Fishes of Jenkintown
Nonperishable items can be donated, such as:
Hearty soups such as Progresso, Healthy Choice
Tuna packed in water
Peanut butter, 16 oz. jars
Can beans, low sodium preferred, or dried beans
Can vegetables, low sodium preferred
Beef and chicken broth, low sodium
Can fruit packed in juice
100% fruit juice
Pasta, especially spaghetti
White rice, 16 oz. bags
Women's Humane Society
Feliway Spray (to help reduce shelter cats’ stress)
D.A.P. collars and diffusers (to help reduce shelter dogs’ stress)
Through a Cat’s Ear (music for calming)
Through a Dog’s Ear (music for calming)
MP3 players and speakers
Sheets and/or towels (please no comforters, pillows or used dog beds)
Kiddie pools (for dogs to play in during the summer months)
Small Plastic Watering Cans (for filling cat water bowls)
Dawn dish detergent (used for kittens)
Bleach for cleaning
Baby wipes or hand wipes
Unopened bags and cans of cat and dog food
Pellet Food for guinea pigs (large bags preferred)
Cat and dog treats (soft treats preferred)
New toys for cats and dogs
Kongs (large and extra large preferred)
Peanut Butter (for Kong stuffing)
Kuranda Dog Beds
Stretch & Scratch Pads for cats
Clay cat litter (no clumping)
Low-odor pine chips or Yesterday’s News bedding for our small animal room
(please no cedar chips; they can irritate the nasal passages of small animals)
Cardboard cat scratchers
EZ Walk harnesses
611 Metals Recycling
611 Metals Recycling is an ethical eWaste service used for the proper disposal and data destruction of electronics. We will be accepting computers, telephones, DVD players, copiers, cell phones, and so much more! We advise you to look at the detailed list below of what will be accepted.
TVswill not be able to be taken at this event, but discount coupons will be handed out for TVs to be brought to either one of 611 Metals Recycling'syards.
In addition, CRT Monitors are subject to a $15 per item disposal fee due to the dangerous metals they contain.
611 Metals will take all other metal commodities Mainframe Equipment such as Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Media Stainless and Steel Microwave Ovens Modems Monitors.
All materials will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. All data will be destroyed.
ShredOne provides a safe and guaranteed service that sensitive information contained in documents will be properly disposed of. Bring out your account records, invoices, legal documents, personnel files, and more to be shredded. ShredOne does NOT accept xrays or batteries and their website also has a detailed list of what is acceptable to shred.