Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Roosevelt Island Stop N Swap Free Community Reuse Event Sunday November 18 - Bring Items You No Longer Need To Give Away, Take Something New Home With You

Home grown Roosevelt Island organization iDig2Learn tweets

Grow NYC adds:
New Yorkers eager to trade in their summer styles for some like- new fall fashions are in luck. Stop ‘N’ Swap®, a free community reuse event organized by the local non- profit GrowNYC, is coming to Roosevelt Island for the very first time, in partnership with iDig2Learn and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.

The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something — you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking.
  • WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
  • WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 12pm-3pm
  • WHERE: Manhattan Park Theater Club, 8 River Rd, Roosevelt Island
“The average NYC household discards about 2,000 pounds of waste a year. By reusing through events like Stop ‘N’ Swap, NYC residents can take part in diverting over 40 million pounds of material a year from the landfill,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC President and CEO. The organization has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city’s 59 community districts each year in response to increasing demand for the events.

iDig2Learn's founder, Christina Delfico said, "It's perfect timing before the holidays to find a gift or something you need, whether it's clothing, toys or household items. Even packaged food is welcome, and we’re excited to announce that Gristedes Supermarket will be donating dry goods to the event.”

"Providing the community with access to free goods is exactly the type of event we are happy to support," said Susan Rosenthal, CEO and President of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. “Many of us have good quality items that we no longer have a use for, and there is no better way than a free community swap to find a new home for them.”

Girl Scout Troop 3233 will also be at the Roosevelt Island Swap, helping share ideas with New Yorkers about reuse and its value. “I’m proud to see these Girl Scouts taking action to make the world a better place by working to use resources wisely, and reuse items rather than buy new ones,” said Meridith Maskara, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.

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