New Equipment at New Life
Updated: Sep 25, 2019
New Life has launched an initiative to improve efficiency. The goal is to make operations run smoother and volunteering more fun. Thanks to a long-time supporter, Tim Barrett and Barrett Distribution, New Life was able to purchase some much needed time-saving equipment.
The new equipment recently arrived at New Life and has already been put to good use! The metal rolling shelf allows for the easy stacking of household goods such as plates, mugs, cutlery, etc. We can move many items with ease and without the need for many dollies and volunteers.
On Saturdays during drop off, the vinyl bins will allow us to collect and store soft goods such as linens, comforters, and blankets until a sorting day. By storing the soft goods in the bins, we will keep sorting tables clear. As a result, volunteers can jump right in to ensuring that people transitioning out of homelessness have a choice to what keeps them warm at night.
To improve the flow of dropped off household goods that we unfortunately cannot use, we have large metal mesh bins on wheels. Household goods that are not suitable for our clients are boxed up and the boxes are placed into the bins. Once the metal mesh bins are full, they can be quickly rolled down near the loading dock and even onto the truck to savers or another partner. A job that used to take many volunteers several hours is now done within a matter of minutes.
You can help us reduce the number of donations that we cannot use by checking out
what we can accept before bringing items over.
Lastly, we finally have a place to store scrap metal. Sometimes we do receive pots, pans and baking trays that are near the end of their life or too dirty to clean. Rather than simply putting them in the trash, we collect them and send them over to the scrapyard to become new things. We try our best to ensure that as much as possible is reused or recycled.