When I first met Binners’ Project in 2014, I was struggling with addiction, and binning and vending just to survive. This is a long way from where I am now, working full-time and with goals for the future.
I’ve seen first hand how Binners’ Project builds community, provides income for people with barriers to traditional employment, and reduces stigma around binning. In a few short years, I’ve moved from binning to managing others, handling budgets, maintaining client relationships, and I’m also regularly invited to speak publicly. There’s no way this would have happened without Binners’ Project.
This work truly changes lives, and there is so much left to do. That’s why we are asking our community to help us raise $4,000 for critical operations for this summer.
Will you help? Click here to donate now.
In July and August, we’ll work with 100+ binners to deliver 3,500 hours worth of sorting and waste education, and an additional 110 hours of training ahead of that.
With your support, we’ll be able to pay experienced binners to train others how to properly sort and how to interact with the public, among other skills. We are committed to paying our trainers a decent wage to build the capacity of other binners. My team and I have developed a training program that is accessible for people in this community.
A little money can go a long way for our operations – just $25 covers 1 experienced binner’s participation in an event training session.
I hope you will consider helping us reach our goal. Training starts mid-June and it would be a great relief to go into it knowing we won't have to turn anyone away from the kind of opportunity that got me from semi-homeless and struggling with addiction, to healthy, stable, and, well, here, writing emails like this.
So, what do you say? Will you help us hit our $4,000 goal by June 12th?
Manager, Programs & Outreach
PS. I got promoted to Manager now, and would love to see other binners follow the same path as me. We only have until June 22th to raise the funds we need to offer a proper training program for binners. Help us get there and donate now.
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