Nonprofit Turns Offices’ Trash Into Treasure
Santa Fe New Mexican
ANEW helps stewards medical equipment – patient beds, carts, IV poles, cribs, shelving and storage- from DaVita Inc. in Albuquerque, NM to a new clinic at the San Felipe Pueblo as well as about a dozen other local recipients such as La Familia Medical Center, Kitchen Angels, Habitat for Humanity and New Mexico Medical, a small family practice and urgent care firm that serves the communities of Edgewood, Cedar Crest and Moriarty.
In December, ANEW sent five truckloads from Los Angeles to Ohkay Owingeh, supplying more than 100 pueblo families and about a dozen agencies and nonprofits with chairs, tables, refrigerators, leather couches, bookshelves and other items. Among the families who benefited were nine who had lost many of their belongings during heavy flooding in August at a public housing complex. Several Santa Fe nonprofits — Warehouse 21, the Commonweal Conservancy and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association — also received furniture and appliances from the truckloads, which had been donated by Sony Corp. and two large L.A. law firms.