Wednesday, January 17, 2018

UCFSD - MORE Foundation Shoe Re-Use Program

UCFSD Shoe Re-Use Program

The Green Initiatives Committee of the U-CF Education Foundation, with the support of the district, has launched a district-wide program to promote sustainability by collecting your used sneakers and fitness shoes. This program touches many facets of sustainability.  It keeps shoes out of the landfill and promotes re-use, as well as develops an environmentally and economically sustainable industry for developing villages.

1. Collected shoes from our district will be shipped to Runners Village, Ghana. There they are sold, and the proceeds go to setting up tree farms (fruit trees, trees used for buildings, etc.) in the village. The locals are trained to maintain them, creating a perpetual source of income.

2. The entire program is funded by the proceeds from the sale of the shoes.

3. The unusable ones (about 20%) go to Nike Grind, where they are ground up and used on playgrounds and other purposes.

4. The MORE Foundation, who executes this program, expects to take in about 300K pairs of shoes this year, helping 10 villages.

5. There is a box in either the gym or main lobby of every school in the district. Please drop off your old sneakers - any size, any condition.

Many people ask, “what happens to all the shoes?” The shoes are sold in major metro areas to vendors who in turn create jobs and help improve the quality of life in cities. The proceeds from the sale of the shoes provides training and tools to the poorest rural farmers. So many shoes sit in dark closets, forgotten and never worn, and then end up in landfills. Reusing these shoes further promotes the global efforts to reuse and recycle.

For more details on the MORE Foundation visit - http://www.morefoundationgroup.org/

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The UHS Used Book Sale Neighborhood Book Collection is this Saturday, January 20th!!

The UHS neighborhood book collection is this Saturday, January 20th.

Have books on your curb by 9am and students will be by to pick them up and deliver to the high school.

Check here to see if you live on one of the 'pick up' routes:UHS Used Book Sale Information

If you do not live on a pick up route, donations can be dropped off at any UCFSD School.  Clean out your closets and help the UHS PTO - a win-win!

Email uhsbooksale@ gmail.com or visit uhsbooksale.org

UHS Boys's Lax Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 Unionville High School Used Book Sale - Annual Neighborhood Book Collection

UHS Book Sale Picture

On Saturday January 20th, we will kick off the 2018 Unionville High School Used Book Sale with our annual neighborhood book collection.  

We are in need of student drivers for the collection and we also need both students and adults to help set-up, unload cars, and sort and price the books.

Click here for the student driver sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ca8ae2f4-2018   
This is a community event, so even if you do not have a student in the High School, you are very welcome to come and help as it takes many hands and hours to prepare for the sale.  We will have volunteer shifts up until the day of the sale – we have hours during the day, or in the evening if daytime hours are inconvenient.  We’ve set aside hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and certain Saturdays for volunteer help. No prior experience is necessary!  This is a great way to meet new people, connect with friends, or a way to spend time while waiting for a practice vs driving home and back in the cold! Every little bit of help is vital to the success of the sale!

The 2018 Used Book Sale will take place on Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th We will need many, many volunteers on those days as well for the set up and actual sale.

So, please volunteer for a shift or two or three by clicking on the following SignUp Genius link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ca8ae2f4-20182

If you have any questions please email us at uhsbooksale@gmail.com, or go to our website at www.uhsbooksale.org

Thank you.
Hope to see you there!!
The Book Sale Committee

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quick! The deadline to support Unionville Ice Hockey is December 16th!

UNionville Hockey Picture

Please consider purchasing a wreath, centerpiece, or green decoration for your home or as a gift. 

The wreaths are beautiful and last a long time.  If you are planning on having guests for the holidays, love to decorate, or are looking for a unique gift please consider supporting UIHC while you shop!  

Ordering is simple, just click on this link and start shopping!

Thank you!