Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sustainable Surplus (SSE) announced the opening of its first resale shop, called ReUse 4 Good, in Escondido. SSE repurposes donated commercial surplus, everything from office supplies and furniture, to computers and lab equipment, to community organizations.
Until now, SSE has focused on repurposing items to educational, charitable, military and start-up organizations via its online store by the same name. “This is our first time opening the doors to the general public,” noted CEO Sue Prelozni. “This expansion supports our mission to divert still useful items from the landfill and make them available for reuse.”
The shop will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays. SSE is seeks volunteers to help with customer service during shop hours. To apply, volunteers can contact the office directly at 888.780.4416.
SSE has served close to 900 organizations throughout San Diego County. Through its reuse program, $3.2 million of items have been redistributed to those organizations, diverting more than 650,000 pounds of solid waste from the landfill. Companies interested in participating in the program should contact the director at the number listed above.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017 – San Diego – Inspired by outreach from a Student Services Coordinator at Mira Costa College, Sustainable Surplus (SSE) announced a new program, “Success 4 Students,” to support students in need at local high schools, community colleges and universities.
Each month SSE will collaborate with local educational entities to identify a student in need and provide them with items to help them succeed on their educational journey. Items range from computers to office supplies to desks. The program will accommodate up to four students a month to start.
“Recently we helped a single mom, Sofia, who is a student at Mira Costa and is struggling to make ends meet,” said SSE’s CEO Sue Prelozni. Apparently, Sofia could not afford to buy a computer and was doing her homework on her cell phone. SSE provided her a computer; the Mira Costa services coordinator, Beatriz Palmer, bought the necessary software program out of her own personal funds.
Sofia commented, “Now that I have my computer I am able to finish my projects from home and can spend more time with my two-year-old daughter.”
Recently SSE learned that Sofia needed a small desk for her apartment. She offered to buy one, but Ms. Prelozni refused the offer and had a computer desk delivered to Sofia’s home. “We pay it forward in furniture.”
To learn more about the Success 4 Students program, please inquire at SSE – 888.780.4416, ext 2.