FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer Wednesday July 17th AM Session

FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer: Wednesday July 17th, AM Session

FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer: Wednesday July 17th, AM Session

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Wed Jul 17 2024 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
(GMT-04:00)

Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, United States

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FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer: Wednesday July 17th, AM Session, 17 July | Event in Brooklyn | AllEvents.in About the event FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer: Wednesday July 17th, AM Session
FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy, fun, and a safe way to actively help save our Earth!

About this Event

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! As a volunteer, you will sort through fabric samples and swatches, readying them to be saved for reuse.

Thank you for wanting to be part of our work and mission! When you sign up, please consider also making a donation to keep us operational as a sustainable resource - FABSCRAP is the only option available for the fashion industry to recycle and redistribute unused material, and the most accessible way for consumers to find saved-from-landfill fabric, trim, leather, and yarn. Every dollar donated helps to further our mission!

When registering, choose:

  • First Time Volunteer Sorter if this is your first time volunteering with us
  • Returning Volunteer Sorter if you’ve sorted with us before

*Note: If you choose to donate, please make sure that you also choose a sorter ticket. All donations are non-refundable*

Please read below for additional information on your volunteering experience and directions to our space!

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FABSCRAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to end commercial textile "waste." Your donations and purchases from our online store support our work and allow us to continue hosting these events. Stay in touch with us at fabscrap.org and on Instagram at @fab_scrap.

What to expect:

  • Welcome: Intros and overview of FABSCRAP (10 minutes)
  • Training: Learn how FABSCRAP sorts fabric for recycling (10 minutes)
  • Sort: Sort through fabric samples and large pieces, pulling out usable fabrics for reuse and removing hardware and paper from fabric swatches for recycling (~2.5 hours)
  • Shop for fabric! (after the sessions ends for 1 hour)

***Sorting fabric requires the use of sharp scissors and moderate lifting (up to 20 lbs). By registering for a session, you are confirming that you have read, understood, and agreed to the volunteer waiver.***

Tips for a successful volunteer session:

  • Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes as most volunteers sort while standing; we can provide chairs if you prefer to sit
  • Bring your own bag to carry home any material you shop!
  • We play music, but feel free to bring headphones
  • Feel free to bring water or beverages with a cap/lid; there are also vending machines in the entrance of the building
  • As the weather gets cooler, windows will only be open for ventilation depending on outside temperature
  • Please be sure to register for every session you plan to attend, and have any guests who want to accompany you register as well.

As a thank-you for completing a 3 hour volunteer session, we’re happy to:

  • Give you 5 pounds of fabric for FREE and a 30% volunteer discount on any additional material you’d like to purchase…

OR

  • Waive the fee for recycling personal sewing scraps, up to 10 pounds and a 30% discount on any materials you purchase

***FABSCRAP does not accept used garments or home linens for recycling.***

Late Policy:

Our sorting time is very valuable and we aim to start right on the hour! For every 30 minutes a volunteer is late, they will receive 1 less free pound of fabric. Thank you for understanding! We appreciate your time.

Want to get even more involved? After volunteering 10 or more times, you are eligible to become a Reuse Volunteer! Reuse Volunteers help process materials for our reuse room after they leave the volunteer sorting tables. It’s a great opportunity to get even more involved in our operations! We monitor our Eventbrite registrations closely. If you think you may have completed 10 sorting sessions and did not receive an invitation to sign up, let us know at dm9sdW50ZWVyIHwgZmFic2NyYXAgISBvcmc= using the email you register for sessions with.

Safety

We are committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:

  • Volunteer stations are comfortably spaced apart for individual use (unless you opt to share with a friend)
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessions
  • A First Aid kit, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available


DIRECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT:

The FABSCRAP warehouse is located in Building B within the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), which is accessible by foot, bike/scooter, car, subway, bus, and ferry. Free indoor and outdoor bike parking is available at BAT Building B entrances (58th Street). This entrance is fully accessible. Free, secure on-site parking is available for cars at the Pier 4/NYC Ferry parking lot.

How to locate FABSCRAP within BAT: Our website has in-depth directions with pictures to make sure you are easily able to find us!

has in-depth directions with pictures to make sure you are easily able to find us!

IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND / NEED TO CANCEL:

We have limited availability and high demand for our volunteer opportunities. Any missing volunteer significantly impacts our operations and takes away the spot from another community member. If you can no longer make it for any reason, kindly cancel your Eventbrite ticket prior to the session through your confirmation email (see below) or by emailing dm9sdW50ZWVyIHwgZmFic2NyYXAgISBvcmc= with the info about what session you are canceling.

How do you cancel your ticket?

Once you receive your confirmation email, please click “Go to My Tickets”. From there, please click cancel your ticket.




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Tickets for FABSCRAP BKLYN Volunteer: Wednesday July 17th, AM Session can be booked here.

Ticket Information Ticket Price
First Time Volunteer Sorter Free
Returning Volunteer Sorter Free
Donation Free
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Date & Time

Wed Jul 17 2024 at 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
(GMT-04:00)

Location

Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, United States

Host Details
FABSCRAP
About The Host:
FABSCRAP endeavors to end commercial textile "waste". To maximize the value of unused fabric, FABSCRAP is a convenient and transparent Service, is an affordable and accessible materials Resource, and is educating and empowering a Community of changemakers.
Website Link: https://fabscrap.org

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