June 9, 2010
One of the joys of my work is that I get to shine a light on some of the outstanding non-profits that make a difference in our community.
Last year, I was proud to co-sponsor the inaugural ReUse Week with County Commissioner – now Chair – Jeff Cogen. Today in Council it was my pleasure to proclaim ReUse Week 2010 and introduce ReUse PDX.
In times like these, more people than ever before are in need of our help. Reuse promotes sustainability by giving old items new life and provides much-needed goods to deserving families in our community.
As Commissioner-in-Charge of the Housing and Parks bureaus, I am responsible for maintaining part of our community’s safety net. But the public sector can’t do it alone. The partnership we have with our friends in the non-profit community is absolutely vital to our success.
The highlight of ReUse Week 2010 will be the Choose 2 ReUse Fair Saturday, June 12, from noon – 4 pm, in the parking lot of the ReBuilding Center on Mississippi Avenue.
The Fair will feature do-it-yourself screen-printing, musicians playing the accordian and the saw, free reuse buttons and bumper stickers, and lots and lots of information about these groups.
ReUse Week also features a number of exciting events at our partner organizations. Visit reusepdx.org for a complete schedule.
Stop by these events to learn more about the amazing work these non-profit organizations do for our community and how you can be part of this growing and exciting movement.
Check out "ReUse Week: It's Just the Beginning" on the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.