It was either find them a good home or add to our landfills
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
It isn’t easy letting go of a lifetime of belongings and memories. But eventually we all must go through the reality of downsizing – our furniture, china, jewelry, collectibles – all that can be readily sold and find new owners if they are good quality and in good condition. Books, however, are another story. Years ago, there were several charities, schools and organizations that would take them - but not any more.
“It was either find them a good home or add to our landfills” says Laura Convery, Assistant Manager of Transition Squad, a downsizing company. As part of their duties, Transition Squad is responsible for managing the sale or disposal of their client’s contents, which often include books.
Despite being in the age of ebooks, the traditional hard or soft cover is still the preferred reading method for many people. As such, Transition Squad has set up a Charity Book Bin in their Consignment Outlet located on Dufferin Street near Yorkdale Mall. Each book is available for purchase at only $2 and 100% of the proceeds go to a seniors’ related charity or cause in the community.
“We started the Book Bin in late February and have raised about $200 in the past month” says Convery. “Clients who were browsing around our store looking to purchase something else thought it was a great idea. Some clients have been back several times buying multiple books at each visit.”
This month, Transition Squad will be donating the proceeds to The Alzheimer’s Society.
“We have yet to decide who we will donate to next month but it makes sense for us to support seniors’ causes in the community” says Convery. Charities and not-for-profits can contact Transition Squad for donation consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transition Squad is also taking general donations of used books from the public to add to their book bin.
Started in 2006, Transition Squad is a Toronto based project manager that helps seniors downsize and works with families going through a parent transition. In October 2011, they became the first downsizing company in the area to set up their own consignment store where they market and sell their clients’ better quality items on their behalf.
For media inquiries, contact Laura Convery at (416) 249-4049 x366 or laura(at)TransitionSquad(dot)com.