MLK Day Community-Wide Collection Drive Events Sponsored by RSVP and Impact Thrift Stores!
Monday, January 13th through Monday, January 20th
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (better known as RSVP) is hosting week long Community-wide Collection Drive Events, at 6 area senior locations in support of Impact Thrift Stores, for Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service from Monday January 13th thru January 20.
RSVP, one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over, has joined forces with Impact Thrift Stores to collect donations of clothing, shoes, books, electronics, housewares, jewelry… and more to benefit 16 locally-based charities in Montgomery/Bucks County. Monday, January 13th through January 20th, RSVP encourages you, the community-at large, to de-clutter your homes and show your support by dropping of your donations at one of the 6 conveniently located Donation Drop Locations:
Bristol Boro Area Active Adult Center Wood & Mulberry Street Bristol Pa 19007,
Falls Twp. Senior Center Trenton & Oxford Valley Rds Fairless Hills PA 19030,
Morrisville Senior Service Center Boro Annex-31 E. Cleveland Ave Morrisville PA 19067,
PennRidge Community Center 146 E. Main Street Silverdale PA 18962,
Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center 580 Delmont Avenue Warminster PA 18974,
and the Area Agency on Aging RSVP Office 30 E. Oakland Ave, Doylestown PA, 18901
This collaborative community event was inspired by the fact that both organizations share like-minded missions to positively impact local communities, through a spirit of service. The Falls Township Senior Center serves and supports the local senior citizen community age 55 and over. Cecelia Murphy, Manager Falls Twp Senior Center, looks forward to working with Impact Thrift during this week long event honoring MLK. “This is a way for our members to join in the community effort that helps Impact Thrift fulfill its mission of support for 16 organizations. As a non-profit we receive support and good will from our community and we would like to take this opportunity to give a little back”.
The collection drive will serve as a way for Impact Thrift to obtain quality donations to further its own service to the community. All of the donated items will either be sold at Impact Thrift Stores or responsibly recycled, and the net proceeds will financially support 16 charities in Montgomery and Bucks County. To date, Impact Thrifts’ financial support has surpassed $1.8 million dollars.
According to Tamika Miller, Impact Thrift’s Director of Community Outreach, “The goal of Impact Thrift is to continue to support charities and make a difference in the community. With the help of supporters, such as RSVP, we have seen many lives changed for the better. This partnership is the perfect illustration of the community coming together for the greater good.”
If you’re in the area, stop by and drop off a bag of gently-used clothing, shoes, books and electronics. Impact Thrift will turn your donated merchandise into cash for local charities… donors benefit, shoppers benefit, and the charities they support certainly benefit.
For more information about how your organization can host a collection drive, visit www.impactthrift.org/donate.