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Bin Donated




CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Bin Donated is a registered 501(c)3 charity specializing in a free residential and commercial donation pick-up service that collects school supplies, books, cell phones, food, hygiene products, office supplies, pet supplies, and toys for the homeless, temporarily displaced, the disadvantaged or those seeking shelter from abuse. Bin Donated collaborates with dozens of local Chicago-area charities in an effort to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle items to minimize the impact on the environment while maximizing the value to the community as a whole. For every $1 spent, we collect & distribute $3 worth of in-kind donations.

THE BIN DONATED MISSON

Make it easy and efficient for anyone to donate everyday items that would otherwise end up in a landfill and distribute them to our Partner Charities who can use them and need it most. Bin Donated saves its Partner Charities thousands of dollars a month by delivering high quality items for FREE that would otherwise have to be purchased at retail prices or sourced by their own staff. Our hope is that these savings are allocated to expand programming and improve their service offerings in the community.

WHAT WE KNOW

Bin Donated knows that people who care about the health and well-being of others as well as the environment make better friends, good neighbors, more productive workers and model citizens. When groups of these individuals get together friendships flourish, neighborhood homes increase in value, companies set record growth and the community is a better place to live. Bin Donated wants to help these caring people in the community make the world a better place now and for future generations to come!

THE "BIN" IN BIN DONATED

Bin Donated uses 55-gallon plastic barrels to collect a different group of items each month. Each calendar quarter will have at least one month dedicated to Basic Needs items like food and hygiene products.

SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS

Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation Chicago Public Schools (a sample 40+ organizations) House of the Good Shepherd Open Books The Night Ministry Southwest Chicago PADS PAWS StreetWise Working In The Schools (WITS) YMCA of Chicago

WHAT HAS "BIN DONATED?"

Since July 1st, 2010: $244,551 worth of the items below:

(FY 2011 to date) 15,129 tubes of toothpaste 3,276 Toys 10,167 lbs of hygiene products 1,946 lbs of School Supplies 4,350 lbs of food 760 Winter Coats

WHO SUPPORTS BIN DONATED?

(a sample representation)

Blackman Kallick ~ Lieberman Management ~ Draper & Kramer Magellan Development

Fitness Formula Clubs ~ Shepard Middle School ~ Hyatt Hotels ~ Waterton Residential

50+ dentists, 40+ residential buildings and 20+ hotels

**Goal: access to an additional 200+ locations by the end of 2011**

THE BIN DONATED PROCESS

Bin Donated works with area buildings & businesses to place one of its barrels to be showcased in a high-traffic area for a period of 10 to 14 days. In return, the barrel provides significant community relations exposure through simple in-kind donation drive focused on giving back to local charity groups. Upon donations being received, Bin Donated volunteers sort and package the items for distribution.

PARTICIPATION COST

Best of all, the service is FREE for donation locations and Partner Charities with no contracts to sign and no long-term obligations. To learn more, visit http://www.bindonated.org/.