News & Events
Buy Nothing Day Giveaway Extravaganza!
Friday, November 24
day after Thanksgiving is Buy Nothing Day, and we're celebrating with a
huge giveaway extravaganza. Select items from BRING's vast inventory
will be placed in our parking lot and given away for free. Items are
available on a first come, first served basis. All items must be removed
that day; we will not store giveaway items. Staff members will be
available to help you load your finds.
Please note that the
retail store will be closed that day. We will not be accepting any
material donations. We're glad to give back to the community that gives
so much to us.
New Materials Donation Schedule
Starting Wednesday, November 1
We love donated
materials, and couldn't operate without them. Thanks to the generosity of the
community, our materials donations are up more than 7 percent so far this year. We need to sort,
price, and merchandise all of the valuable stuff we've taken in so we can
rehome it. Starting November 1, donations receiving will be closed on Tuesdays.
This will give our staff the necessary
time to sort through your generous donations. We will begin taking donations on
Tuesdays again in March 2018.
Fall - Winter
Materials Donation Hours
Monday, Wednesday -
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No Donations on
Additionally, as of November 1 we are no longer accepting donations of aluminum windows, aluminum sliding glass doors, or any shower doors.
Yes! We’re open for business!
Through Fall 2018, the City of
Springfield will be constructing two new roundabouts to create a safer and more
efficient Franklin Blvd. The project, once completed, will feature two lanes in
each direction, bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, and landscaping and storm water
Currently South Franklin
Blvd. (aka McVay Highway) is being detoured from west bound Franklin to
Henderson Street and 19th. BRING is accessible as usual when traveling east on Franklin or north
Despite the closure and the inconvenience, BRING will be
open and hope that our valued customers will still make the trip.
For more information go to http://newfranklinblvd.org/
Submit your reuse creation
As usual, we were amazed by the high quality and the
creativity of the entries our customers sent in for our third Re-New Gallery
contest. Thankfully, we didn’t have to pick a winner all by ourselves. Our
Facebook fans were excited by the opportunity
to vote for their favorite submission from the four finalists we posted online. The crowd favored this functional and esthetically pleasing bench, created by Kathi Davis after a trip to BRING. Davis says she was inspired by a cabinet BRING staffers built from used desk and dresser drawers.
Keep sending in your submissions. And thanks to
everyone who entered.
How to enter
Send us a photo of your reuse creation—something you built, repurposed, or
up-cycled from BRING materials (or any used goods). We’ll send you a coupon good for 50% off your next used
item, just for entering. (One
coupon per person per quarter, but send as many entries as you like.)
If your photo is selected and published in the UsedNews, you’ll win a $100 gift certificate from BRING.
Include a brief description of your item—what it’s
made of, what it’s used for, how you went about making it. Email your photo to email@example.com
with your full name, address, phone, and description.
Do Good—Eat Well!
Now you can support BRING
every time you dine out, at no extra cost to you. IT’S EASY. Sign
up for E-Scrip (at escrip.com) and name BRING as your group. Follow the prompts to register your
debit or credit cards. Then click
on E-Scrip Dining Rewards to search
for participating restaurants near you. Be sure to check the website often, as the
list is updated regularly.
Something for Nothing!
Here are three easy ways to support BRING that cost you
• Shop at Market of
Choice? Sign up for E-Scrip at
escrip.com, designate BRING as your
non-profit of choice, then securely register the debit or credit cards you
commonly use for groceries (skipping steps 3 and 5). Market of Choice will donate a percent of every purchase to
• Shop at Fred Meyer? Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to
BRING at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.com. Search for us by “BRING” or by our
number, 80534. Then use your Rewards
Card when you shop. Freddies will
donate a percent of every purchase to BRING. Rewards cards are available at the Customer Service desk at
all Fred Meyer stores.
• Buy gas
Ask them to donate a percent to BRING every time
you fill your tank or tummy—they have a great deli and coffee bar, too.