The eighth annual Up for Grabs Day in Northside is coming up this month! We hope you’ll join us for this super fun way to build community and save reusable goods from the landfill. This year’s Up for Grabs Day will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from Noon to 4 pm.
Up for Grabs Day is a completely free reuse event! The price of admission is at least two reusable items to donate (but feel free to bring a truck load – the event is more fun if there’s lots of good stuff!). You sort your own stuff onto tables by category (listed below) and then you’re free to take as much stuff home as you want. You can come back as many times as you like over the course of the event as long as you bring more stuff to donate. Please remember that items at up for grabs day are for personal use only and are not to be sold or used for profit. Our goal is to bring like-minded people (the Northside state of mind) together for a fun day while at the same time help people streamline and clean out their lives, and redistribute items to those who will use them in hopes of keeping useful items out of landfills. All unclaimed items are donated to charities including CAIN, the public library, and St. Vincent DePaul at the end of the day.
The categories for Up for Grabs Day are: Office, Lawn & Garden, Housewares, Linens, Appliances, Electronics, Health & Beauty, Books/Movies/Music, Pets, Crafts, Art, Toys & Games, Sports & Fitness, Shoes, Accessories, Baby Items, Children’s Clothes, Men’s Clothes, Women’s Clothes, Holiday, Hardware, Luggage, Furniture, Oversize (for items too big to bring to UFG Day, please bring a picture to post on our oversize bulletin board).
By Anne Steinert