Monthly Archives: August 2015

NaBors joins re-fashioNYC program


Hello, NaBors!

You’ve probably noticed the donation bin in the laundry room of 37 Nagle (or the flyers about it) by now. Maybe you’ve wondered:

What is re-fashioNYC?

It’s a partnership between the City of New York and Housing Works to improve New Yorkers’ lives, lessen the City’s environmental impact, and save taxpayer money.

Why did we join re-fashioNYC?

Three reasons:

  1. To keep valuable materials from going to landfills: Every year NYC residents throw out approximately 200,000 tons (nearly the weight of 900 Statues of Liberty!) of clothing, shoes, bags, belts and other textiles and apparel. Not only is this wasteful, it is costly. Sending material to landfills is among the City’s highest refuse disposal costs.
  2. To help our fellow New Yorkers: In contrast to for-profit used clothing companies that supply similar collection bins, re-fashioNYC is 100% nonprofit. All proceeds from donations support the charitable mission of Housing Works to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS.
  3. For the convenience of our NaBors: We wanted to make clothing donation as easy as possible, through a convenient in-building service.

Can I get a tax deduction for the items I donate?

Yes! Self-service tax receipts for donations up to $250 in value are available directly on the bin. Please take only one per donation deposit. Fill out the form and keep it for your tax records. (Tax receipts for donations of higher values must be obtained in-person from Housing Works.)

What happens to donations?

Items donated through re-fashioNYC are sorted at the Housing Works warehouse in Queens. Some donations are sold in Housing Works thrift shops throughout NYC, including the Buy-the-Bag store in Brooklyn. Some leftover items are shipped to Haiti, or sent to other nonprofit thrift shops. The rest are sold to a textile merchant for recycling or exported to overseas markets. No donated material is sent to landfills!

What items are accepted?

  • Clothing of any kind, in any condition of wear
  • Footwear (shoes, boots, sandals, slippers)
  • Clothing accessories (purses, gloves, scarves, hats, belts)
  • Household textiles (towels, curtains, bedding, linens, rags)

Please deposit only CLEAN textiles (laundered/cleanly stored). Please bag your donations before depositing them.

Co-op Board meeting calendar 2015–2016

Co-op Board meetings for 2015–2016 are typically scheduled on the second Monday of every month (with two exceptions), from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the community room in the basement of 37 Nagle Ave.

All shareholders are welcome!

The Board meetings and other meetings for 2015–2016 have been scheduled as follows:

  • Monday 14 September 2015 (second Monday)
  • Monday 5 October 2015 (first Monday, since 12 October is Columbus Day)
  • Monday 9 November 2015 (second Monday)
  • Special Board Meeting — Saturday 5 December 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday 14 December 2015 (second Monday)
  • Monday 11 January 2016 (second Monday)
  • Monday 8 February 2016 (second Monday)
  • Monday 14 March 2016 (second Monday)
  • Monday 11 April 2016 (second Monday)
  • Monday 23 May 2016 (fourth Monday)
  • Monday 13 June 2016 (second Monday)
  • Annual Shareholders Meeting — Wednesday 22 June 2016, 6 p.m.

All meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.