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In an effort to educate and get people to rethink waste, Stardust Building Supplies is hosting Salvage This!, the 3rd annual fundraiser and celebration of reuse. The event, which is set to be held at the Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe, is meant to inspire individuals to build a sustainable community. During the event, a team of interior designers will be presenting their reclaimed kitchen design for one of Devereux Arizona's respite homes for foster children. Proceeds from the event will support the Stardust Building Supplies programs and offset any additional costs to install the kitchen.
Featured celebrity guest, Frank Fritz from History Channel American Pickers, will share fun stories about his picking experiences as well as handing out the very special Frankie Award to his favorite repurposed silent auction piece. Frank will also host a special VIP Happy Hour for 50 guests, which will include a meet-and-greet, tips on successful picking and book signing.
3rd Annual Salvage This!
WHEN: Friday, November 6th, 2015
- VIP Event 5 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Main Event 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe
149 S. Farmer Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
PRICE: General Admission $50 and $40 early bird / VIP $100 and $75 early bird
Stardust Building Supplies, a nonprofit reuse organization, operates three home improvement thrift stores in the Valley where the community can donate a variety of items, including the kitchen sink–the organization accepts cabinetry, appliances, doors, windows, furniture, plumbing and more for reuse. Their stores provide a valuable resource for people who want to purchase affordable reclaimed materials.
For homeowners that may be remodeling, Stardust also offers a free deconstruction service that salvages the interior and exterior of homes. A green alternative to conventional demolition, deconstruction disassembles a homeâ€™s major components for reuse.
Annually, Stardust diverts more than 4 million pounds of usable material from the landfill, and in 2013 was awarded the Environmental Award by the EPA's Pacific Southwest Region for their commitment to zero waste.
For more information about Stardust Building Supplies please visit www.stardustbuilding.org.