Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Ipswich Green Center (A Success Story)

The New Ipswich Green Center has been in existence for over 5 years. Initially it was housed in the infamous Building 2 until toxic mold forced it's relocation.

It is a place residents of Greenville and New Ipswich can bring their unused usable household items, clothing, tools, books, CDs and toys to be reused by others. There is a constant exchange of items and the center is a great place to "shop'. Items are free although donations are accepted. The building is heated in the winter and fuel is expensive.

Some items are not accepted such as televisions, underwear, computers, pillows and upholstered furniture. Some large items may not be accepted due to space consideration. The volunteers make the determination. 

Please check the town calendar for the hours, it is NOT open every week. I have also posted the times on this blog's calendar page.

Last year on the coldest days it was closed for the comfort of the volunteers. Volunteers are always welcome, there is a tremendous amount of work to do to keep the place organized. If the center is closed, please do not leave donations outside, that will only make mess.

Residents of New Ipswich and Greenville, if you not visited the center, please stop by on a Saturday and check it out (9am to 12 Noon). We do ask for identification. Other towns should adopt a similar program since this benefits both the environment and the pocket book.
September 2009
The early years in Building 2 before toxic mold drove us out
Need a crock pot, a toaster and other small appliances?
There might be one at the Green Center

Lamps and Shades of all styles

Books and VHS tapes
Quite an eclectic mix

The toy section
Board games and puzzles too

Hardware and some tools
One of my favorite stops

Clothing sorted by size
An amazing volunteer effort to accomplish this
No asbestos brakes though

Arts and crafts, pictures and frames

Need a vase?

The place to go for dishes, glasses, mugs and wine glasses

The seasonal section getting ready for Halloween
And sadly Christmas too

Can't believe these lamps didn't go (yet)

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