Braintree and Boston, MA (April 19, 2017) – Full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties announced that, in the spirit of Earth Day (April 22), the organization is encouraging its employees and associates to recycle empty printer cartridges and used cell phones. These items will be given to the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA), who will ensure that they are delivered to the Elizabeth Stone House, which can turn in those donations to receive monies each month.
Founded in 1974, the Elizabeth Stone House partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma – mental illness, housing instability, and substance misuse – to achieve safety, stability, and overall wellbeing, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community they serve. Some of the good works of the Elizabeth Stone House include supporting and transitional housing for victims and families of domestic violence. For more information, please visit www.elizabethstone.org.
On average, Peabody Properties currently donates about eight to 10 large-sized trash bags of toner cartridges each month. The Elizabeth Stone House can receive between $1 and $2 per cartridge (depending on size and model type) in cash or store credit.
“This initiative is a great way for Peabody Properties to think ‘green’ and help others, as well as the planet,” said Kristin Pine, Director of Training and Education for Peabody Properties. “I am proud to report that we already have Peabody volunteers who routinely drop off their used ink cartridges and old cell phones throughout the year, and we’re excited to encourage even more. Those who donate help to make a huge difference in the lives of others, while being a responsible global citizen. The Elizabeth Stone House is an important and vital member of our housing and social service community, and we are proud to partner with them in this effort.”
Pine added, “It’s through the generosity of spirit from our amazing Peabody employees who help make Peabody Properties a very special place to work.”