HGTV/DIY: Do You Donate What you Remove to a Charity?
|A typical dumpster in Sunnyvale, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
She had been watching one of the DIY TV Crasher shows (Yard, Kitchen, House, etc.) and was appalled to see the enthusiastic workers throwing french doors, cabinets, sinks and lights into the dumpster so they could make a big crash when they hit all the waste buried below. Enough things were thrown away that a whole house could have been built using what they broke being destructive.
There are places that want (and need) those things. For example, Habitat for Humanity gathers all those things and either uses them to build a new house or sells them to people like you and me to raise funds for their cause. Veteran groups, Salvation Army and even the local second hand dealer can re-purpose many things and our landfills will not be overflowing with porcelain toilets and cabinets that a designer considered a little out dated.
So hear is a message for all you home improvement TV shows; please remember, people follow your example so be one worth following! Show people how they can salvage what they remove and either sell it or donate it to a good cause...please
Just a thought.