Sunday, September 18, 2016

Everyone Jumped In for Blind Surfing Event

September 11, 2016 – Members of Sustainable Surplus’ team volunteered at the Blind Surfing Event sponsored by the Encinitas Lions Club.  It was a heartfelt event where surf instructors and helpers guided sight-challenged children and adults into the tide at South Ponto Point in Carlsbad.
Elise MacAndrew, executive assistant of Team SSE, spent most of the day in chest-deep water, guiding her assigned students onto a wave.  “It was such an incredible experience,” Elise shared.  “I’d do this again next year for sure!”

MacAndrew and SSE executive director, Sue Prelozni, volunteered as part of the Live Well San Diego Lions team, led by County Supervisor Dave Roberts - who also jumped in.  Everyone was hands on and in the water, sharing in the passion!
Blind surfer coming in Elise's team heading out.

Surfer Joshua, his dog Hobbs
with instructor Elise and Helper Cindy

Joshua catches a wave and rides it in!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Repurpose for a Purpose

Today’s Make a Hat Day.  Time to get out those old things in your closet and recreate something new.  It’s always better to Repurpose for a Purpose.  We know, we do it every day.  Join us here

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

See SSE BYOB Event on TV

The Back to School BYOB (Bring Your Own Box) was a huge success with 240 teachers and nonprofit staff signed up.  Attendees were invited to come to the Sustainable Surplus' warehouse with an empty box and fill it with FREE supplies.  On average, they left with $200 of pens, paper, staplers and other office supplies.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, a long time supporter of SSE's mission toward a sustainable community, was on hand to meet and greet the teachers.

See the clip on CW-6 here:  SSE on CW-6

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Special Visit from Long Time Supporter Supervisor Dave Roberts

Supervisor Dave Roberts attends the August 2016 BYOB!

Teachers line up out the door waiting for the event to begin.

CEO Sue Prelozni and Supervisor Dave Roberts talk with teachers before the event begins.

Happy teachers ready to fill their boxes!

Supervisor Dave Roberts peruses the housewares section of Sustainable Surplus. We accept donations of all kinds!

Thanks for coming!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

BYOB August 2016 - a great success!

  Bring Your Own Box!  

This year's pickings of FREE supplies for teachers and non profits:

Supervisor Dave Roberts chats with teachers before the event:

Teachers anxiously waiting for the event to begin as news camera crews look on:

The flood gates open!

When asked what they think of the BYOB, teachers say:

"I love it! I love it."

"I would say I'm saving probably hundreds of dollars"

"We found all kinds of stuff. I was overwhelmed with all the options."

"This event is a wonderful community builder... I think it's great that it's extended to educators specifically. This time of the year is so important while we're all working to get our classrooms started and up and running for our students and offering the best supplies and I'm just so grateful..."

Make sure you are signed up as a NONPROFIT MEMBER to attend our next BYOB! See you there!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Big Back-to-School BYOB Event TODAY

Sustainable Surplus fifth annual Back-to-School BYOB event is today.  BYOB is Bring Your Own Box for teachers and nonprofit staff to fill an empty box with FREE office supplies.  More than 200 people signed up!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Support SSE at Amazon When You Shop

Sustainable Surplus Exchange is part of the Amazon Smiles campaign and a portion of sales, YOUR sales, is donated back to SSE.
Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates.