Owen’s List members outdid themselves by donating over 350 pairs of eyeglasses! Glasses filled 3 boxes and were a good mix of styles and formats. We knew that many of these would be donated to people throughout the world who cannot afford them, while others would be recycled. What we didn’t know was how this … Continue reading We See Our First Eyeglasses Collection as a Big Success!
Last weekend Owen’s List members came through big time for our refugee community during a kitchenware drive! Many of you signed up and left your donations out for us to pick up. Two car loads later, we dropped off donations at their facility in SeaTac to a very enthusiastic response: "The staff and clients at … Continue reading Lettuce Celebrate the Generosity of Owen’s List Members!
Latex Paint recycling had been sadly missing in Washington state until very recently. For us, that meant drying old paint and then sending to a landfill where both the paint and the can will stay there for many, many years. Fortunately, those days are over as a new latex paint recycler is now operating down … Continue reading First Latex Paint Pickup a Big Success!
It was a windy, snowy, sunny, and cloudy day in February, but that didn’t stop Owen’s List members from coming up big during our recent thread collection event. We collected bags, bags, and more bags of clothes, shoes, and linens from several neighborhoods with a final tally of over 500 lbs of the stuff! Items … Continue reading Over 500 Lbs of ‘Threads’ Diverted from Landfills by Owen’s List Members
Last weekend Owen’s List members came through for our community big time by donating a huge number of diapers to benefit WestSide Baby. From up North in Ballard, down South to White Center and East to Wedgwood, families from all over Seattle took diapers that might have gone to waste and instead donated them to … Continue reading Over 4,300 Diapers Donated to Local Families!
224 Lbs of Lights Recycled! Owen's List members had a lot of old holiday lights to recycle this year. Big and small bulbs. Long strands and short strands. Colored lights and clear ones. No matter the type, they are now in a better place than a landfill after your old lights were dropped off at … Continue reading Even Clark Griswold Would Have Been Impressed!
In December we did a huge push to help our neighbors properly dispose of all the Styrofoam that came with their Christmas packages. Amazingly we were able to recycle nearly 700 Lbs!
Battery pickup yesterday was a big success! We picked up from many of you and in total collected over 170 lbs. That is the weight of more than 4 Owens! More work remains, though, as the City of Seattle is estimated to throw away 36 tons of batteries per year in the garbage according to a 2014 study! … Continue reading 170 Lbs. of Batteries Diverted from Landfills!
Several weeks ago while volunteering, we noticed that our partner Westside Baby was low on socks, pajamas, and winter coats. This seemed like a job for Owen's List so we posted a message saying we were collecting all three and would drop them off soon. The response was incredible as we were able to fill … Continue reading A Warmer Winter for Many Kids This Year
Today we dropped off one of the largest (and most delicious) Owen's List pickups yet with over 55 lbs of Halloween candy! We delivered this to Birthday Dreams as part of their annual donation drive. They are a fantastic organization we learned about recently that plans birthday parties for homeless kids in the area. Candy … Continue reading 55 Lbs of Halloween Candy Put to a Good Cause!