Kevin Torch, senior transaction manager at CBRE
, has served on the board for ReSource
for the past three years now, and he’s passionate about it because it’s a way to help hundreds of nonprofits at once.
“You’re not really working for just one nonprofit—you’re really working for like 400,” Torch says. “We’ve been involved in the community for over 20 years, and to date have saved nonprofit members about $36 million dollars. We’ve served over 1,400 nonprofits, and we continue to redirect hundreds of tons of useable products from local landfills.”
ReSource distributes corporate donations like office furniture and supplies to member nonprofits that can then shop at the organization’s warehouse for pennies on the dollar.
As a way to raise awareness about ReSource and what it offers to the local nonprofit community, Torch is heading up Shred Week
, sponsored by CBRE and Cintas, which will take place at the organization’s Sharonville office November 4–8.
“Most nonprofits are all required to shred their documents, but they don’t necessarily have the resources to do so, so it allows a company like ReSource to help them out in that capacity,” Torch says. “The goal, though, is to generate more community awareness and in turn hopefully drive more potential nonprofits to join the warehouse as they learn about who we are. There’s so many, and as you go around and talk to people, a lot of them don’t know who ReSource is. Hopefully it gets more people to understand the green use
Molly Lohr of ReSource if you'd like to volunteer during Shred Week.
• Bring your nonprofit's documents to ReSource, along with proof of your 501(c)(3) status November 4–8 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for Shred Week
, and join together with community members for food and entertainment between 12 and 2 p.m. November 8.
• If you're a nonprofit, consider becoming a member
By Brittany York
Brittany York is a professor of English composition at both the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. She also edits the For Good section of SoapboxMedia.