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Saturday, November 22
22 Canal St., Somersworth NH
The City of Somersworth is pleased to support “Trade Up to End Hunger” on Saturday, November 22 from 9 am to noon at the Somersworth Canal Street Mills.
“Trade Up to End Hunger” is an electronics recycling event where local business, TradePort, will be accepting a variety of quality consumer electronics to be refurbished and resold. Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) will be accepting items with low market value, which will be responsibly recycled free of charge. Items such as CRT Monitors, TVs, and other heavy electronics will not be accepted. Fifty percent of the profit will be given to the Somersworth chapter of “End 68 Hours of Hunger.”
In order to generate a much profit as possible for the Somersworth chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger, participants are asked to bring in items such as iPhones 3GS and up, Blackberry’s, HTC phones, digital camera’s (8-megapixels and above), binoculars, Blu-Ray Drives, Samsung Galaxy phones and Tablets, headphones and other better quality electronics. A complete list of accepted trade-in items is available here.
A volunteer run nonprofit, End 68 Hours of Hunger’s mission is to provide food for local needy children who may otherwise go without over the 68 hours between the end of school on Friday and the beginning of school on Monday. School age children have access to free and reduced meals during the school week but those same children may not be getting adequate and nutritious meals over the weekend. “Trade Up to End Hunger” is being put on by TradePort with support from Universal Recycling Technologies (URT), Chinburg Properties and the City of Somersworth.
Founded in 2002, TradePort has built their business in Somersworth by creating new life for electronics that may otherwise contribute to a landfill. TradePort is an e-commerce leader for new, used, and refurbished brand-name consumer electronics at discount prices. After 150,000 shipments, their customers continue to tell them how grateful they are to be able to purchase brand-name electronics, saving up to 70% off retail, delivered right to their door.
Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) are professional waste recyclers, who assure responsible and ethical cradle-to-grave recycling. All waste is processed under strict supervision, never shipped offshore, providing customers with absolute peace of mind and optimal service. Business customers and end-user consumers are offered the most comprehensive selections of recycling services and products available.”
URT Website: http://www.urtrecycles.com/
Chinburg Properties is New Hampshire’s premier redeveloper of mill properties into sophisticated and contemporary residential and commercial spaces. The rehabilitation of former industrial buildings provides an opportunity for towns and cities to revitalize their economies and pay tribute to the rich character of their communities. Chinburg Properties combines an expertise in historic preservation with state of the art general contracting services, materials and techniques. http://chinburg.com/
To learn more about why your business should be located in the City of Somersworth visit, www.somersworth.com.
To learn more about End 68 Hours of Hunger please visit http://end68hoursofhunger.org/somersworth/
To inquire about this event contact Tradeport at 692-2900.
There will be a food drive at the Ace Hardware in Northwood on November 15.
There are two food drives to benefit Dover. One is hosted by the Girl Scouts at the Woodman Museum on Sunday, November 2 from 2-4 PM. The other is at Katzman Dental.
Christ Church United, 10 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA
Dinner starts at 5:30 Adults, $7 adults, $5 seniors. $3 children Tickets are being sold by the church office. Call 978-459-2022 for information.
When Claire Bloom attended her monthly book club meeting in October 2010, she expected a spirited conversation about the latest novel. Instead, the retired naval officer wound up volunteering for a new life’s mission. A teacher in her group mentioned that some students battle hunger from the time they eat a free lunch at school on Fridays until they return on Mondays for breakfast — 68 long hours. Bloom says she vowed to herself, “I can’t let this happen.”
York End 68 is having a table at York’s annual Harvestfest/Marketfest on October 17 and 18. Friday 10-5, Saturday 9 to 4. Raffle available with items from a massage to a bird feeder.
The non-profits will be at Marketfest, which will be located in the Village on York St. Harvestfest will be down at York Beach. There will be trolley service between the 2 venues.
Tickets for the Dinner for a Year Raffle tickets will be available.