The Power of Sustainable Brands Partnering Together
For many companies, shifting how they operate during this time has proven challenging, but many have taken the opportunity to get creative and give back.
Junkluggers in Warrenton, Virginia, has implemented safe methods for doing their work and protecting employees, all while continuing to support charities like Soles4Souls.
Junkluggers helps provide sustainable disposal services by picking up customers’ unwanted “junk”– anything from furniture and appliances to clothing, and then donates it to local nonprofits and charities. Anything that cannot be donated or repurposed is carefully broken down and recycled.
“We’ve changed our business model to ‘zero-touch’ junk removal. First, we’re following all CDC guidelines. Second, we are making sure the team is equipped with personal protection gear like gloves. And when the guys come in, we are taking their temperature. If they have a fever, they’re going home, no questions asked… People can leave their stuff outside and we’ll take it away,” says Mark Harrington, owner of the Junkluggers in Warrenton.
Year-round, Junkluggers hosts a Soles4Souls bin and lets their customers know where their used shoes and clothing are donated. Mark recently spent his spare time shooting a video educating his customers how they can safely donate their used shoes and clothing to Soles4Souls.
They’ve also stepped up more than ever by picking up food for their local Prince William Food Rescue, and have safely found ways to donate things like markers, play-doh and toys to the INOVA Children’s Hospital.
Junkluggers is an example of a partner that not only is taking safety very seriously during the pandemic, but also finding more ways to help locally through their business model.
If your company shares values around sustainability and wants to work with Soles4Souls, visit our brand partnerships page here.