RE-SPECS Past, Present, and Future
Local schoolchildren are participating in the RE-SPECS campaign to recycle used glasses frames for the underprivileged, and are thus being introduced to a whole new concept of what’s reusable, what’s recyclable, and who’s in need. Their interest and enthusiasm know no bounds!
RE-SPECS was introduced to 14 elementary schools through Ayelet Dalyot, Manager of the Educational Empowerment Unit, Elementary and Middle School Department of the Ra’anana municipality. The schools responded positively and spread the word among their student and parent bodies.
As a natural follow-up, RE-SPECS staff visits each school and addresses spirited youngsters of the Moetzet Talmidim as well as small groups of pupils. CEO Chana Simon engages her charges with a 20-min. lively, interactive presentation that keeps the children spellbound. They learn about the concept of
the organization, its name and logo, and its aims and goals. They get to feel hands-on what sorts of frames are collectible, what they’re made of, and which ones can be restored for use by a new owner.
RE-SPECS issues the schools with special receptacles for glasses collection (except in one case where an 8-year-old was so enthusiastic that he made a personalized bin for his own school!) As a follow-up token of
appreciation, each school receives a beautiful individualized certificate and thank-you letter.
Participating schools to date include Meged, Bar-Tov, Yachdav, Shaked, Tali, Bilu and Noam. After the Pesach vacation, RE-SPECS hopes to visit other schools in the area, encouraging them to go green
MGifts brings a special opportunity to give to charity in lieu of a hospitality gift.
We’re pleased to announce that MGifts has added
RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy as one of the top charities for partnership for 2013. RE-SPECS’ goal is to recycle used & surplus glasses frames for distribution to Israelis in need.
Be a thoughtful guest. Donate to RE-SPECS through MGifts instead of bringing the family who has everything yet another bottle of wine or store-bought cake. It's a win-win: You donate to others in need, and your host will receive an email that you have donated to RE-SPECS in his or her honor.
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RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy was proud to be showcased at Raanana's NICE office in honor of Yom Maasim Tovim last Tuesday. In a partnership between non-profits and corporations, NICE partnered with RE-SPECS for the day and sponsored our booth in their Building 2 lobby, aromatically positioned near their employee cafeteria. It was a great way to spread the word about the benefits that recycling pre-loved and surplus frames can give to the community as well as to those in need.
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RE-SPECS Frames for the Needy rescues used and surplus glasses frames for people in need.