April 15, 2008

Donation Weekend

This past weekend I went on a craigslist shopping spree using only the "free" section of the popular website. For those who don't know what craigslist is, basically it's a web-based community bulletin board. People can post a note that they have something to give away, sell, a sports team that needs another player, a job...almost anything you can think of. Relying solely on items people were giving away for free, I was able to acquire a lot of nice furniture for the previously empty director's and assistant director's cabin. Included are:
  • refrigerator/freezer
  • 2 futons
  • 2 wardrobes
  • coffee table
  • dresser
  • air conditioner
  • 2 paintings
  • lamp
  • clay plant pot
Because Cornell Cooperative Extension is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit I assured all the donors I would send them a letter for tax purposes.

While I'm thrilled to have some great furniture this summer, there are other items Peconic Dunes could always use for programming. If you have any of the following and would like to make a tax-deductible contribution (to the fullest extent of the law), please contact the camp office:
  • reference books (science, birds, botany, geography, etc.)
  • binoculars
  • telescope
  • microscope
  • sports equipment
  • boats and boating equipment
  • art supplies
  • garden tools
Camp office can be contacted at info@peconicdunes.com or 631-727-7850 x328. Thanks!

1 comment:

Donna said...

the freecycle websites also offer lots of useful items at no charge.