Thursday, February 3, 2011

Free stuff for nonprofits

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Shes all yours.
  • She's all yours.

The city is doing some spring cleaning and instead of hosting a garage sale, it will donate all the stuff it doesn't need to local nonprofits.

Guess that means that government giveaways are alive and well in Colorado Springs. At least when it comes to old file cabinets.

City offers Nonprofits a free supply stop Feb. 24

The City is cleaning its supply closets and before throwing items away or sending them away to be recycled, it’s trying to find them a second home first — either in another work group or with a local nonprofit.

“It’s an effort to model the reuse portion of the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra,” said City Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland. “Occasionally City functions go away or items become outdated for a specific work group as printed processes become computerized, yet we recognize that another work group may still be able to use those materials.”

For the last several years, the City has held an internal supply-swap. It helps reduce office supply costs, brings awareness to making prudent office supply purchases, promotes inter-departmental teamwork and shows respect for the Earth’s limited resources.

Last year, following the internal event, the City allowed local non-profit organizations to take items remaining after the internal process. The City will do the same this year on Thurs., Feb. 24. Local nonprofit organizations (with proof of nonprofit status) may come from 3 to 4 p.m. to peruse the remaining office supplies and take whatever they can make use of at no cost.

Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland at

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