Jeffro’s Kids Funnel

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Pre-loved? Really?

Jeff Ritter. Photo (c) courtesy of Jeffro’s Heroes

Really and literally. Previously LOVED, and now LOVED again.

When the local Love & Peace Society™ group started their regular morning walks and community clean-up, there was always something out of place.

By sheer coincidence, our walking days happened on the same days of household trash collection. And very, very often, along with the ubiquitous garbage can and recycling bins, we could find pieces of furniture and other larger goods that were in perfect shape.

They were set to be discarded by the local garbage processing facility. This really bothered all of us who walked along. Broken or damaged goods are one thing – no regrets there. But for items that were in very good shape, except for maybe some minor dings or cleaning, this always seemed unacceptable. We dislike waste.

There are so many people who would LOVE exactly that piece again!

For several months, we were brainstorming about cleaning those goods and perhaps do some minor repairs or touch-ups, and get them to those who are in need of furnishings.

Funneling these goods to where they serve another purpose.

Granted, there are many online groups who try to make sense of people’s unwanted goods. Among those are wonderful organizations such as Freecycle and BuyNothing. They’re great, but more is needed. We get it, it’s a logistics problem.

You would need a large space to store goods, and who will pay for space and labor? And our local group doesn’t have the muscle. How to go about it?

The original facebook post by Jeff Ritter:

Love has a place in every home. Left to right: Jeff Ritter, Ivy, Joey Lenz. Photo (c) courtesy of Jeffro’s Heroes

Heroes for Humanity received a message from this nice young lady Ivy that she was in need of furniture and some household items! So we woke up bright and early and donated furniture and clothing! Treat others the way you want to be treated… We all need and hand sometime❤️❤️Jeffrosheroes. Jeff Ritter. Joey Lenz

A while ago, Jeff Ritter, one of our Love & Peace Hall of Fame™ inductees, revealed that he had just been given space to collect items for a thrift store. Of course our first instinct was to donate these usable discards, so he could sell them and support his wonderful charity, Jeffro’s Heroes.

That was the plan.

But then, today, December 12, 2019, the post above popped up on facebook.

BINGO! Not only will our goods find a good purpose helping Jeffro be a Hero for Kids, he ALSO helps by giving some furniture away to those who really can use it.

BRAVO!!

Now remember to give your stuff a NEW life and help others. It won’t cost you, but you’ll make other people happy!

As easy as 1-2-3 for you!
Here’s what you can do:

1) Whenever you have something usable, or see it with somebody’s trash, salvage it and call a local charity thrift shop for a pick up. Most are understaffed, so if you can deliver it yourself, we’re sure they could use that extra kind gesture.

2) Take a photo of that item, then give it to the charity. If at all possible, take a picture when you hand it over, or after they received it.

3) Upload your images here >>

 

Important, please read:

Call your charity ahead of time to make sure they have enough space and can re-purpose it.

Do not assume that everything that’s sitting by a curb is a discard. Sometimes, people in the process of moving may intend for that furniture to be kept 😉 or they may have put it there for someone other to be picked up. Use your good judgment. When in doubt, please ask.

Do not use a charity pick-up for your free trash removal. Only donate items that are in good shape and usable. Minor damage is ok, just keep in mind that charities themselves usually don’t have repair staff.

Also read The Art of Helping >

If you want to help Jeffro’s Heroes:
If you live in Palm Beach County, get in touch with Jeffro’s Heroes for Humanity >

One man’s treasures…

Find and save “unwanted” goods and give them to the Heroes for Humanity. That charity does wonderful things for sick and/or disabled kids. They visit them in their Superhero costume to bring cheer and sometimes toys.

You can always donate money to this very worthwhile cause, or purchase from their thrift store to help. It’s a win-win-win!

561-437-HERO

http://www.jeffrosheroes.com/home.html

Photos © courtesy of Jeffro’s Heroes

 

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About the title image:

Just a composite picture of items typically replaced over the course of a lifetime. Do not discard them – make them work for someone! Image © by Ingrid Webster, made with parts from open source software.

 

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