We're reaching out to not just community members but also to businesses in the area that have unique discards or scrap for us to sell. The CU Schools Foundation, our parent company, is a full 501c3 charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.
So let's get this straight..
1) We accept things that businesses no longer want and would probably throw away anyway.
2) Donations are probably tax-deductible.
3) All of the proceeds from store sales go to the CU Schools Foundation - keeping our schools strong and providing that margin of excellence for the area public schools.
Now you're thinking.. well, what do I have that I could contribute right?
Well here's some examples:
These are metal domed disks from a generous industrial donation. What can be created from them?
Perhaps this project.
And here is another business donation of telephone wire. You can create items like this bowl, which is on display at the store right now.
Businesses, we need your "scrap"! Plus what a great way to re-use, reduce, and recycle. Perhaps, an additional method for any company policies on efficiency and reducing waste.
And what do we accept? Check out our list on the website under Household Items Donations List. www.the-idea-store.org