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Reuse Makes Sense/2012 Spring Donation Drive

When you give an item to Building Blocks you produce three beneficial deeds.  First, a child’s education is helped, because our sales benefit the Learning Skills Center.  LSC is a tutoring school where children’s fees are based on family income.  These fees only cover about 30% of LSC’s expenses.  Secondly, someone is provided materials and goods they need at 40-80% off retail price.  And third, these items donated are kept out of the landfill. 

Help us help others by donating to Building Blocks.  We accept any reusable building and home supplies. We’re at 3725 Cliff Gookin Blvd. in the warehouse of Learning Skills Center. Your tax-deductible donations are accepted Mon.-Sat. 9am-4pm.

 

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Spring Gardening

Spring weather makes gardeners want to scratch in the dirt!  Although the weather in our area is still a little unstable, there are quiet a few gardening projects you can do while enjoying the outdoors.   

Building cold frames can definitely give you a headstart in the garden.  Plants can be protected from a sudden cold snap.  We have lots of storm windows that would be perfect for a cold frame.  Get your window, then build your frame to fit it.

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Something you can do all year and reap the rewards with better soil is composting. https://buildingblocksintupelo.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/a-compost-bin-sure/

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2011 Spring Donation Drive

Building Blocks, 3725 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo needs your donation of reusable building materials and home supplies.

Reusable construction supplies help reduce solid waste in our landfills and save money on construction and remodeling in homes and businesses.  Your donations help our environment by not using landfill space, and contribute to the children at Learning Skills Center.  Fees for tutoring only covers about 30% of the operating cost at LSC. Donations are tax deductible. Donors who believe in our mission of reuse, landfill issues, and community service are helping The Learning Skills Center provide quality learning skills in math, reading, and dyslexia.  All North Mississippi children are eligible.  LSC programs  are based on family income.

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Reuse, today’s deals…

sunroom diningCome see what we have,  from last minute gifts to diy projects, home improvement materials and home decor.

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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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Spooktacular Treats October 30th

“Spooktacular Treats“     

in Downtown Tupelo will be brought to you by Stone Pile Antiques and Building Blocks. This event will be October 30 at Stone Pile Antiques , 654 West Main Street, near Crosstown, Tupelo. Among these sweet treats will be…. Yard sale on the lawn, Special Sales inside with the creative vendors at Stone Pile , recycled art from Stone Pile, Building Blocks, and others craftspeople. And if this wasn’t enough, You can treat yourself to getting rid of clutter. Building Blocks’ donation trailer will be at Stone Pile. Bring any reusable building, home materials, home décor, wooden furniture, lighting, sinks, doors, windows, molding,. We take anything reusable and we can reuse most anything.. One man’s trash…. So join us Oct 30th from 8am until 3pm at Stone Pile Antiques, at Crosstown. Stone Pile: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001055503023&v=infoBuilding Blocks: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tupelo-MS/Building-Blocks-eco-friendly-building-and-home-supply/104157935818

Stone Pile Antiques Booth

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Fall fix-up time

lots of countertopsBrown countertopWhite cabinet doorsNice vintage headboard and footboardOctober has started with great donations at Building Blocks.  Shop with us for your fall projects.  Here is a sampling of some of the great deals we have.   The bed could be used as it is, a nice vintage piece, painted,or made into a bench. If you need an uplift for your kitchen these cabinet doors could do the trick.  Craftspeople are also using these to paint different designs on.  And countertops, thanks to a generous donor, we have over 500feet of countertops. The attic stairs are a steal at our price.  Come see us.  3725 Cliff Gookin, Tupelo.  And as you know, our mission is the Learning Skills Center.

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