Clean out your closets and garage...it's time to
turn your trash into treasure!
Student groups from across the District have partnered with 18 charitable organizations to collect items "drive-thru style" that will be reused or recycled.
You'll be able to stay in your car as you circle through the parking lot near the main entrance at Minnetonka High School. Student volunteers will direct you where to go and give you a receipt for your donation.
Accepted items include: (View Details)
• Furniture/Small Appliances
• Used Ink Cartridges (Non-Commercial)
• Cell Phones/Personal Electronics
• Baskets, Bins & Tins (For Silent Auction Gift Baskets)
• Children's DVDs
• Kids Books
• Pre-school Books
• Art Supplies
• New Disposable Diapers
• Video Game Cartridges
• Pop Can Pull Tabs
• Shoes (Any Condition)
• Household Linens/1st & 2nd Quality
• Bikes-Gently Used (Working Locks & Training Wheels)
• Cub/Boy Scout Uniforms
• Winter Coats (Gently Used)
• Musical Instruments
• “Tonka” Logo Clothing
• Hotel Toiletries
• Prom Dresses/Accessories
Some charities will earn cash for donated items like ink cartridges and personal electronics. Others will receive much needed items to be given directly to clients in need.
Service Learning Project for Students
Students began researching the needs of local charities last year and have worked with them to coordinate the collection and drop-off. Ultimately, the students are responsible for getting their items to the charity in the best condition suited for that organization. The process has taught students organization and leadership skills.
Keeping it out of the Landfill
Unneeded, yet usable items are often placed in the trash because of convenience or habit, ending up in a landfill. Many times we are unaware of who can make use of these items after they have been used in our home. By providing a venue to donate these useful items, it allows us an opportunity to give to others items we no longer use, with no disposal cost. This is a great way to show students how one person's junk can be turned into another's treasure.
Please contact Heidi Kluzak with any questions.