February is the month for love, and at 123JUNK, we have to say that we love our community. Not only for what it gives us, but for what we can do for it. While we are known for hauling away junk and unwanted items, many people don’t know or understand what happens to those items after they leave the home.
Every week, 123JUNK delivers 2-3 TRUCKLOADS of donated items to our charity partners, who then resell the items to raise money for their organizations or causes. These items include furniture, household items, dishes, clothing, books and more.
This activity falls directly in line with our three-pronged philosophy of donate, recycle and dispose, which we love!
Two main charitable organizations we work with include:
• Pender ReGift Thrift Store in Chantilly, VA
• Loudoun Habitat ReStore in Leesburg, VA
“People can rest assured that their “not junk” items are not being thrown away,” said Maryann Weber, director at Pender ReGift. “This not only has the environmental impact of saving our planet, it also helps the poor.”
“In a way, I feel like Robin Hood, taking the items the ‘rich’ have donated and making them available for the poor,” she continued. “If someone is sent to us from the government, nonprofit or religious referrals, they get to pick out what they need for free. We’ve set up complete households and given clothing and household goods, and 123JUNK is our regular supplier of items.” A series of special storage facilities are set up where 123JUNK loads items for Pender and other charities to pick up weekly.
Community is a Core Value
Community is one of the Core Values at 123JUNK, and other ways we love our community is by donating our time and services. We provide ongoing gratis haul away service and silent auction donations, and conduct food drives in order to give back to the community.
If you have items to donate, please give 123JUNK a call.