THANK YOU to the more than forty volunteers who helped plan and staff this event. We could not provide these types of programs without our dedicated volunteers. From the months of planning and organizing by the Zero Waste Committee, to the volunteers that worked a long day on Saturday at the event, we rely on our volunteer team to give their time to us, and to this community, to make Saratoga more sustainable.
We also want to thank Scott Bergmann for capturing the spirit of the day on camera. Thank you to the City of Saratoga Springs for loaning us their orange traffic cones. Thank you to everyone who helped!
In addition to reducing what ends up in the landfill, another goal of the event is to help other local non-profit organizations collect items that they can reuse or repurpose for a good cause. This year, we worked with American Clothing, Shelters of Saratoga, B.E.S.T., Bikeatoga, the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and Her Treasure Box.
The Prospect Center received several truckloads of donated clothing and textiles from American Clothing. The four carloads of donated fabric, art supplies, and other notions will be put to good use by Her Treasure Box, a thrift store whose proceeds are used to benefit victims of trafficking. Shelters of Saratoga collected 55 sleeping bags and 48 backpacks and duffle bags that will be used to help many people this coming winter.