We will share 1% of our 2013 retail revenue with these partners. Customer voting decides how much we give to each organization. Every time you donate to or buy from ReUse Industries, you get a vote.
Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a membership-based grassroots organization in Appalachian Ohio. The mission of CFI is to support a local food movement that expands fair access to fresh and
nutritious foods for all people in our region. Our initiatives assist individuals and families to grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. We offer support to community gardens, school gardens and distribute local produce to food pantries. Our work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government, foundations and community members.
Good Works serves the vulnerable, the voiceless and the powerless in rural Appalachia by creating a loving COMMUNITY OF HOPE for those struggling with homelessness, poverty and recovery issues. We seek to improve the quality of life of those we serve by helping each person make connections with people, programs, services and opportunities in our community. Through 20 different initiatives and a community of more than 1,000 volunteers, Good Works endeavors to love God and love people who are suffering, especially widows, children experiencing poverty and people without homes.
Rural Action is a regional membership organization building a stronger economy in Appalachian Ohio by helping its members and partners establish programs and projects that promote healthy environments, economies, and communities. Its programs include sustainable agriculture and forestry, environmental education, energy, watershed restoration, and the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI). AOZWI is coordinated by Rural Action in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. AOZWI works with local governments, businesses and communities to transform the region’s waste and recycling systems and help build a zero waste economy.
Sojourners believes that the young people of our region are its greatest resource. A youth development organization founded in 1999, we foster positive opportunities for children and young adults living in some of the most distressed counties of Appalachia. Our programs include foster care, runaway and homeless youth services, employment training, diploma and GED support, mentoring, leadership training, and service learning opportunities. Our Sojo Eco program has provided weatherization services for low-income homeowners and is developing a recycling program. We strive for the day when young people will be seen as partners in the development of themselves and their communities.
Stuart's Opera House is the cornerstone of the historic Public Square in Nelsonville. It is dedicated to its role as a regional leader in the arts community, a center for public expression, and an economic development partner for Southeastern Ohio. Stuart’s Opera House also produces the Nelsonville Music Festival. One of the most important things at the festival for us is keeping things green. We work with Rural Action's Zero Waste Initiative each year to do that. In 2012 the Nelsonville Music Festival achieved a 72% waste diversion rate, diverting 3,090 pounds of materials from the waste stream/landfills through recycling (1,234 pounds) and composting (1,896 pounds). And we are going to do even more at the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival on May 30-June 2!