Impact Thrift Stores, Ambler Student Government to Hold Collection Drive

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The Temple University Ambler Student Government Association is hoping inspire the Ambler community-at -large to take part in a goodwill initiative to enhance their already eco-friendly campus — a collection drive event to benefit Impact Thrift Stores.

The Student Government Association, in partnership with Impact Thrift Stores, will host the outdoor, community-wide collection drive on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Commuter Parking Lot, 580 Meetinghouse Road. The Collection Drive will benefit 16 locally-based charities whose missions support families and children in crisis. The rain location for the drive is Bright Hall.

The Ambler Campus has a long history of community service ranging from fundraisers and book drives to special events for a variety of charitable organizations.

"Student Government is excited to be working with Impact Thrift and the community on this sustainable initiative which is sure to benefit all,” said Dr. Wanda Lewis-Campus, Assistant Dean for Student Life.

The April 12 Collection Drive is open to the community and Impact Thrift Stores urges donors to get a head start on their spring cleaning by de-clutter their homes and donating gently-used clothing, shoes, books, electronics and housewares.  Impact will have a truck and marketing representative on-site to collect donations, offer donors a tax receipt and goodie bags.

“Impact Thrift is lucky to call Temple University a partner of ours,” said Lindsay Varzaly, the Community Outreach Liaison for Impact Thrift Stores. “Their drive to create an eco-friendly campus sets an example that extends far beyond their campus and into the Ambler Community.”

During the event, Texas Roadhouse will add to the festivities by offering a free buffet of samplings from their menu. Donors can stop by Texas Roadhouse’s table to grab a delicious snack to go. Live acoustic musical entertainment will also be provided by local musician Wally Grummun.

Items collected for Impact Thrift will be sold in four Impact Thrift Store locations: Montgomeryville, Hatboro, Feasterville and Norristown.  The net proceeds of the sales benefit 16 charities in Bucks and Montgomery counties whose missions support families and children in crisis.

Impact Thrift Stores and Temple University Ambler are organizations that embrace sustainable business practices and promote like-minded missions to protect the environment. Both organizations emphasize lessening their environmental impact on the communities in which they live, work and serve.

The items collected for Impact Thrift will be sold in four Impact Thrift Store locations: Montgomeryville, Hatboro, Feasterville and Norristown.  The net proceeds of the sales benefit 16 charities in Bucks and Montgomery counties whose missions support families and children in crisis.

Supported charities include: Manna on Main, Bethanna, Bethanny Christian Services, Chosen 300, Jewish Family and Children Services, Jenkintown Day Nursery, Blind Relief Fund, Chelten Counseling Center, Chariots of Hope, Children’s Jubilee Fund, Cradle of Hope, HealthLink Medical Center, Interfaith Housing Alliance, International Health Services, Lakeside Girls Academy, and the North Penn Boys and Girls Club.

For more information about the Collection Drive, Impact Thrift Stores and the 16 locally-based charities they financially support, visit www.impactthrift.org or www.impactthriftstores.org. For information at Ambler, contact the Office of Student Life at 267-468-8425.