Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving Continues, BB thanks you!

     Building Blocks was founded as a means of providing extra income for the Learning Skills Center, a non-profit agency which provides remedial training in reading and mathematics to students in North Mississippi.  Services are provided to each student on a sliding scale, based upon the income level of the student’s family. 

      Our generous donors and customers have helped us survive and thrive in these hard economic times. In 2008 we only received 48 donations.  Of course, donation numbers can mean one item donated or a trailer load of reusable building supplies.  This year our donations will be close to 100.  Through sales of these tax-deductible donations we are seeing the hope of our mission come together.  We are providing funds for materials used daily in our learning labs.  And by providing low-cost building supplies for purchase, we can help to rebuild our communities, while protecting the environment by reducing land-fill debris.

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America Recycles Day Coming to Tupelo

  Keep Tupelo Beautiful, Cooper Tire, Waste Management,, Building Blocks and Lions Club plans “America Recycles Day” collection on Saturday, November 20, 2010.  During this collection event, tires, e-waste, cell phones, eyeglasses, architectural salvage, reusable building materials, and building tools will be accepted in the Bancorp South Arena east parking lot from 9am-2pm.  Televisions will be accepted for recycling for a $10.00 collection fee.  Computer monitors will be accepted for a $1.00 fee.  All other e-waste is free of charge.  Donations of new or reusable building supplies and tools will provide funding for students at the Learning Skills Center and is tax-deductible.  To get involved, contact Sherrie Cochran-662-841-6510.

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