Make Your Donation Count

Blog | Posted on: December 4, 2020
Tile Aisle in the CJ Store

Greetings Reuse Fans,

We appreciate your support during Give Big PGH! Your financial support helps us create the infrastructure that helps you choose reuse over disposing of your renovation materials. Construction and renovation materials makes up nearly 40% of what goes into the landfill! This year, the CARES Act also allows a $300 “above-the-line” deduction for cash contributions to charity if you take the standard deduction when you file in 2021.

So as the year (finally) comes to a close we also need you to Give Big on the stuff side. That’s the reason CJ staff comes to work everyday! We need your old tools, including your garden tools, miscellaneous lumber and millwork (over 5 feet please) and hardware! We know a lot of folks cleaned out their basement and garages while working from home during the spring and summer (your secret is safe with us). For those of you who waited to do this task until winter, we are ready to receive your materials at our loading dock or with our trucks. Also please think about CJ as a destination for materials remaining before or after moving, selling a house, an estate sale or clearing out a property. 

Click here to email us regarding donation pick ups

If you have kitchen cabinets, plumbing fixtures, doors or windows sitting in your garage or basement, or if you are a business with surplus inventory, contact us for a pick up before the end of the year to take advantage of the federal tax deduction!! You can take a tax deduction of up to $5,000 in material value donated to CJ without an appraisal of the value. You just need to do a good job of documenting your donation with photos and a description of the item. The more detail you can provide the better!

Deconstruction Service helps salvage usable materials from a demo or renovation project to help reduce waste and offset disposal costs. Contact us for a free consultation. Click image for more info.

And for the folks who might be demolishing an entire structure, don’t forget to consider CJ’s deconstruction service. We are working with more people who want entire structures removed in an environmentally responsible manner. The tax deductions for large volumes of materials can make deconstruction more affordable. We can assist in putting you in touch with individuals who can do professional appraisals to document material donations in excess of $5,000 in fair market value.

Thank you for supporting reuse and giving BIG with your financial and material donations! 

Mike Gable

Executive Director