Sunday, August 7, 2016
San Diego County Supervisors Support SSE through Grant
Three San Diego County Supervisors continued to support SSE and its mission to serve community organizations with repurposed items.
Supervisors Bill Horn, Dave Roberts and Greg Cox donated a total of $16,500 through the Community Enhancement program. The funds are earmarked for Sustainable Surplus’ ENGAGE! San Diego program and BYOB events.
ENGAGE! is an innovative program which magnifies SSE’s involvement with local businesses, their employees and the community. “It is a reuse/recycle campaign that fosters corporations’ social responsibility through the donation of items for repurposing, as well as engages their employees in volunteerism and sustainability,” explained SSE executive director Sue Prelozni .
“We accept everything from office supplies to furniture, computers and lab equipment.” All items are redirected back into community schools, nonprofits and start-up organizations.
The BYOB or Bring-Your-Own-Box event is SSE’s most popular event, invites teachers and nonprofit staff to come to the warehouse with an empty box and fill it with free office supplies. On average, attendees leave with $200 worth of items.