Setting a date to get rid of unused items and having a location to drop them off can motivate people to better organize their space, while also helping the less fortunate and the environment.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
Chicago area residents are invited to bring up to one carload of unwanted items to the Allstate Arena, located at 6920 Mannheim Road in Rosemont, IL., on Saturday, July 20 from 2-6 p.m. for recycling, re-use or donation to Cornerstone Community Outreach and Goodwill Industries. The multi-purpose Get Organized Chicago event is designed to be a fun way for people to de-clutter their space while properly recycling and providing usable items to the community.
“It’s a win-win situation,” says NAPO Chicago President Amy Trager. “Setting a date to get rid of unused items and having a location to drop them off can motivate people to better organize their space, while also helping the less fortunate and the environment.” More than 50 NAPO-related volunteers will be on hand to accept donations and assist with the event.
Everyone who donates to the event will receive 50% off ticket prices at the Chicago Sky basketball game that night starting at 7 p.m.
Also represented at the event will be Participating Sponsors 1-800-GOT-JUNK, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Federal Companies, Shred Spot, TECH Restorations and Swap.com.
Acceptable items for drop off include:
Clothing, books, eyeglasses, furniture, kids toys, shoes, coats, blankets, kitchenware, computers, pots & pans, jewelry, linens, decor, accessories, games, media, sports equipment, recyclables including electronics, batteries, paper, wood, aluminum cans and scrap metal.
No paint, medicine, or hazardous waste will be accepted.
“We appreciate everyone’s help in making this day a big success,” says Mindy Taylor, from Cornerstone Community Outreach. “The items collected go a long way toward helping our community members live independent lives.”
Drawings will be held after the event for sponsor donated prizes from Yours Redesigned, Organize Options, Ayres Estate Services and more.
For updates on the event visit the Get Organized Chicago Facebook page and use the hashtag #GOchicago on Twitter.
NAPO is a professional association for organizers and companies that add value to the services provided by organizers. NAPO-Chicago develops, leads and promotes the area’s organizing and productivity industry delivering quality education, promoting exceptional ethical standards and competence, and providing networking and business development opportunities to its members. NAPO-Chicago is also a resource serving the business community and the general public.