1-800-GOT-JUNK? Virginia North Gives Back
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner, Rick Galliher (center) with Long and Foster Realtor Becky Owen (left) and Emma Marshall from Fairfax County Child and Family Services (right).
Because Rick Galliher and his 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chantilly franchise has a 4,400 square foot warehouse to help sort, recycle and reuse many of the items they pick up, only 8% of what they collect ends up in a landfill. 92% is recycled or donated to charity.
This year, the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise has been involved with such charities as Sole4Souls, Second Chance Toys, Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia, and Fairfax County Child and Family Services.
Soles4Souls is an international charity that sends new and used shoes around the world, providing microenterprise solutions for people in poverty. The shoes are nominally sold to at-risk single mothers of a local school, who then sell the shoes. In January, Rick will be travelling to Haiti to help distribute the shoes his 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise collected for Soles4Souls.
Second Chance Toys is a New Jersey-based charity with one employee dedicated to reusing good plastic toys and keeping that plastic out of the landfill. This was 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s first year collecting toys for them. They put Rick in touch with a local charity that needed the toys – Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia – which is a small organization in Sterling that helps low income families.
Not only has Rick been able to give them toys, but he has also given them furniture and household goods. Rick also provided them with $400 in cash to purchase more toys and gifts for kids this holiday season.
Each year Rick’s franchise is blessed to work with Fairfax County Child and Family Services, helping to bring foster kids toys for their Christmas.
In addition, Rick’s franchise gave $1,000 to Long and Foster’s Becky Owen, a Springfield VA Realtor that has bought thousands of toys and supplies for Fairfax County foster kids over the past 17 years.
Washington's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team gives back
Washington DC's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise gives back in a big way! Check out how they are giving back to refugee camps and orphanages in the West Africa nation. http://www.gazette.net/stories/021308/busimlo220418_32373.shtml 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has appeared locally in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Bethesda Magazine, NBC-4 News, The Gazette Newspapers, The Montgomery Journal and other media outlets.
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1-800-GOT-JUNK? operates 7 days a week and removes unwanted items from single family homes, apartments, townhomes, storage units, retail stores, municipal facilities, general offices and other businesses. We take away copiers, desks, conference tables, chairs, displays, old inventory, and excess items from the storage room or off-site self-storage unit. We work with realtors, property managers, building maintenance, homeowners and office managers to serve their junk removal needs. We often manage multi-truckload estate or foreclosure cleanouts. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is licensed, bonded and insured and can add any business as additional insured on our liability insurance policy. Same Day and Next Day appointments are almost always available!
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