GrowNYC, a local environmental non-profit, offers one solution with Stop ‘N’ Swap events which will span the five boroughs in January and February. The community is invited to bring unwanted but still usable items to donate to a good home. Participants can also bring a bag and fill up on items they would like to take with them. The group asks that all items be portable so others can easily carry them away.
From books and toys to fashionable clothing, house wares and working electronics, items come and go throughout the day, landing quickly in the welcome hands of a new owner. Whatever is left at the end is sorted and donated or recycled. The group estimates that 90% or more of what comes in ends up getting reused.
Manhattan (Inwood): Saturday, January 22, 11am-2pm
I.S. 52 Cafeteria, 650 Academy St. b/t Broadway & Vermilyea