Last week, Mel Gilles of Eco-Cycle pulled into the parking lot of TRU Hospice Thrift Shop eager to pick up not the first, but the second large donation of boxes containing used T-shirts. Why so many shirts, you ask? Eco-Cycle is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and as part of the celebration they are printing shirts with their logo and other messaging. Rather than purchase brand new shirts, Eco-Cycle reached out to TRU Hospice Thrift Shop Manager Lynn McCullough to see if there was an opportunity to partner and rescue used items before they hit the landfill. As luck would have it, there was!
Both Eco-Cycle and TRU Community Care are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year. You can get in on the fun by purchasing tickets to TRU’s annual gala, Peace, Love & PIZZAZ! This year is a 70s-themed disco party!
The thrift shop has donated a total of 400 shirts to Eco-Cycle over the summer. First, at Eco-Cycle’s birthday bash, and now for their upcoming event in September. We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a great organization that is committed to reducing waste in our environment. Bonus? They’re located just right down the street from our thrift shop on Arapahoe Road. We’ve seen Mel sneak in to shop several times during the week. 😉
About the Author
Maria Thomas is the Communications Coordinator for TRU Community Care and TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado. She is a lover of the written word and also is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). With over 15 years’ experience in the health care field, Maria has worked as a medical editor and as managing editor at National Jewish Health in Denver.