Assistance League of Tucson
How does this company exemplify the concept of “reducing”?
We have do not use printed items when digital items will do. Our Member Newsletter is sent by email instead of snail mail.
How does this company exemplify the concept of “reusing”?
We have a great Thrift Shop. We sort donated items and stock our shop with great things at great prices.
What is this company’s recycling policy and practice?
If something is not suitable for sale in our shop, it is “Passed On” to other local non-profits. We have kept 5000 pounds out of the landfill since May. We also use Suburban Miners to collect old batteries and broken electrical items – they recycle it all safely.
How is this company engaging and informing consumers and employees about the 3 “Rs” and other sustainable practices?
We just live it. And we keep it local. Social media helps us get the word out – Websites, Facebook and Twitter.
Our fundraiser WHATZ IT WORTH? encourages people to look for treasures in their homes and bring them in for a verbal appraisal.
We sell a lot of books in the Thrift Shop and have a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. Used books are big in Tucson and with our customers.
What else would you like us to know about this company?
We are an all-volunteer philanthropic organization. The signature program is Operation School Bell: we provide brand new school clothing and supplies to 3700 students (K-5) in the greater Tucson area every year. Starting Over Supplies has already helped over 230 families this year (our FY starts in May).