Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Support Sustainable Surplus - Something You Believe In

Sustainable Surplus launched its year-end funding campaign – Mission Critical: Support Leadership – today.The goal is to raise money to hire experienced staff to manage Operations and Logistics.

Just in time for the 12 days of Christmas and 8 days of Hanukkah, SSE founder Sue Prelozni says, “This is the premier time of giving, as well as for supporting an organization you believe in.”

SSE supports teachers, nonprofits and start-up companies all year long.  Now they are asking for help to keep their mission going.

Teachers spend, on average, $450 of their own money annually on supplies for their classroom. 

In 2014 Sustainable Surplus (SSE) eased that burden by giving more than $210,000 of FREE office supplies to San Diego’s teachers and nonprofit leaders.

SSE also made a half million dollars of valuable assets available to educational, charitable and start-up organizations.  The assets were surplus or out-of-use items from local companies, e.g. furniture, office supplies, computers, lab equipment.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Trade Tech High-ers Are Santa's Helpers

Several Trade Tech High School - North County students got into the holiday spirit while helping at SSE’s Sort and Separate program.  The students were sorting through hundreds of boxes of donated office supplies and discovered a few Santa outfits. And they quickly put them to good use!

Every month students from local schools are SSE’s helpers.  The boxes full of office supplies are sorted and separated for the next BYOB- Bring Your Own Box event which SSE hosts eight times a year.  Teachers and nonprofit staff are invited to come with an empty box and fill it with free supplies.

SSE has supported more than 300 teachers and nonprofit leaders throughout San Diego county this year and has donned over $200,000 of supplies. The next BYOB is December 11 at the Vista warehouse.  Click for information about BYOB

Our thanks to Amber, Joey, Monica & Veronica of Trade Tech!