Welcome to Donation Nation Inc.'s Deals for Wheels fundraising program, a resource recovery program, designed to engage our community and change their perception on their value of unwanted items; a program to encourage second-hand exchanges, and reduce our counties carbon footprint in the process.
Going green is more than just putting solar panels on your home, buying a Tesla or putting your plastic bottle in the recycling bin; though we genuinely believe in these practices, going green is more than that! The truth of the matter is that going green means that we change the perception of our unwanted items of our excess; we need to find value in things we throw away! In essence, once we improve our understanding; once we realize how much great stuff people throw away on a daily basis, we then can begin the process of changing our behavior and daily activities to a more sustainable solution!
Every day, Donation Nation Inc. goes out into our community and collects its excess from homes and businesses and redistributes this supply to our 15 different non-profit partners. In just 2017, we massed 1,202,020.00 pounds of household and commercial items, diverted 841,414 pounds of goods to our non-profit partners; totaling to $916,119.3 in fair market value transferred to our safety net infrastructure; equating to $1.08 per pound to divert our supply from an incinerator.
The goal of this program is to increase Donation Nation Inc. diversion rate from 70% to 85%, a 15 percent increase that will divert 180,000 more pounds of household and commercial items from going into an incinerator. The goal of this program is to make recycling and reusing fun. The purpose of this program is to take the portion of our supply that cannot be redistributed to our non-profit partners, and turn unwanted items into cash, where it will then be redeployed to expand our mission and the missions of our partners!
With just one dollar per pound, with each item purchased through this program, things that once were destined to be destroyed, and cannot be redistributed to our non-profit partners, are given a second chance. Worthlessness will turn into social change; worthlessness will translate into sustainability; worthlessness turns our community into a better place to live!
We thank you for your participation and interest in this new and exciting program! We hope you love your purchase and are as excited as we are to reduce our regions carbon footprint!