We’re not in the habit of giving weekend chore assignments to our readers, but the end result will be cleaner garages, attics, closets and junk drawers. And it’s all for a good cause.
The Hearst Elementary e-cycle is Saturday, November 16th. And as in previous years, it’s also a chance to clear out unused sports equipment, shred piles of documents, part with some books (and buy some more), and donate adult-sized winter clothing.
Have we mentioned that it’s also fun? It can be so satisfying to watch a hard drive go through the shredder. There’s a bounce house for the kids and a student-run bake sale.
From the Hearst PTA:
The annual Hearst Elementary School e-cycle is Saturday November 16th, from 9am-12pm. And it’s a perfect time to help your community AND free your house of clutter from all of the paper and electronics you’ve been meaning to clean out!
This community event will have electronics recycling, paper shredding ($10/box), a book exchange, sports’ equipment exchange, bake sale, bounce house, and more!
Here’s what you need to know:
On Saturday, November 16th, between 9am and noon at Hearst Elementary School, 3950 37th Street, NW:
– Drop off your unused or broken electronics or metal objects for recycling (free, except $20 for all TVs and computer monitors, and $10 for hard drives data destruction. (Here’s what Potomac eCycle accepts.)
– For only $10/box donation, shred all of your sensitive documents
– Looking to get some books to keep your family entertained during the winter? Come browse an incredible selection of used books and even fill a bag for only $5! These funds support the Hearst library.
– Hungry? Want to support young entrepreneurs? Visit our delicious student-run bake sale!
– While you are dropping off items for recycling, kids can enjoy a big bounce on the bounce house!
– Speaking of dropping off items you no longer need, it’s a perfect time to donate sporting goods to Leveling the Playing Field, which helps expand athletic opportunities for underprivileged children!
– Finally, we also will be collecting donations of new or gently used adult winter clothing for Friendship Place to help homeless neighbors.