In pursuit of cross border donation and environmental education for children, SSE executive director Sue Prelozni and Board Director Charlie Copelan met with the Director of Comite Binacional Unidos por la Ninez, Adolfo Delgado. One of the goals of the coalition is to facilitate the movement of donated items from the US to Mexico. The organizations plan to acquire and share warehouse space near Otay. The Comite Binacional is a joint venture with non-profits Bibliotecas Hermanas, Read a Book, Surrendered Ministries, Hilarious Givers and Humanitarian Cruz Verde BC. Director Delgado said, "It just makes sense to collaborate as our missions and goals are very similar." "This was the first of several meetings to come," Prelozni added. Stay tuned for the progress report!
Charlie Copelan, Nayeli Alcocer, Aldolfo Delgado, Sue Prelozni
It will be the last BYOB (Bring Your Own Box) event of the year - the Holiday BYOB - on Thursday, December 8. Teachers and nonprofit staff are invited to Sustainable Surplus' warehouse and to bring an empty box and fill it with free office and lab supplies. "I think they also come for the cookies and hot apple cider," says SSE executive director Sue Prelozni. PLUS - there will be a visit from Santa Claus!
Feeding the Homeless at San Diego Rescue Mission - November 19th As part of the Live Well San Diego Lions, SSE director Sue Prelozni joined a group of six fellow Lions to feed the homeless and underprivileged at the San Diego Rescue Mission. The SD Humane Society was on hand to offer temporary housing for the participants' dogs while they ate, as well as treats, food and other supplies for their pets.
Sue with SD Rescue Mission Director Herb Johnson
Live Well Lions cutting cake
The furry friends of our homeless being cared for by SDHS
_________________________________________________________________________________ The Warehouse - Open House - November 10th & 12th SSE raised $3,000 and distributed at least 85 items to local nonprofits and small businesses. -- Thank you, everyone!
Out-going student desks to a local school
SSE Treasurer Steve Hermes with volunteers Bret & Carleigh
Time to think outside the box and find a new use or purpose for something that may have been destined for the trash.
Instead of buying new on Black Friday – buy something previously owned and/or lightly used. We have a warehouse full of such fun stuff! Conserve the energy and resources to manufacture new items.
Committed, responsible, and caring are just a few of the words I use to describe Claudia. She is a leader and exudes confidence -- which is why we asked her to manage our volunteers. Claudia’s military experience (retired Navy) shines in her ability to manage all manner of volunteers – from high school students to retired professionals. And they all love her!
Claudia was honored at the North County Philanthropy Council Annual Volunteer Award luncheon, Thursday, November 03.
Volunteer Claudia Marsh (left) with ED Sue Prelozni