COVID-19 UPDATE: Recycle for a Reason, a mission of the United Methodist Church of Chugiak, is discontinuing operation for the winter. We are very sad to have to suspend this service to our community after eight years. We will miss seeing all who have donated so generously, the eager shoppers waiting at the door, and the many dedicated volunteers from the community and the church. Please continue to share love by caring for yourself, your family and your community.
-R4R Board of Directors, and the congregation of the United Methodist Church Of Chugiak.
In this unusual year, Recycle for a Reason has survived with the support of the hard working ecumenical community. It has not only helped numerous families materially and financially, but also generated funding for many mission oriented agencies in the area. In the four "regular" months of R4R operation since last November, the program has funnelled approximately $5200 into missions. Grants have supported UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief), Love AK (an organization helping those trapped in human trafficking), Love, INC (a local ecumenical organization to help those in need), Anchorage Gospel Rescue Mission, Bean's Cafe, Covenant House, Birchwood Camp and CCS. The present medical crisis has halted the Recycle program temporarily, but the community is speaking loudly on social media for its continuance, and we look forward to the time when we can safely reopen again!
Every month the United Methodist Church of Chugiak accepts donations of gently used items from the community and distributes those items to people and organizations that can use them.
- We provide a place for the Chugiak-Eagle River Community to recycle usable items.
- We help people help their neighbors by sharing useful goods.
- We care for those who need assistance.
- We support service organizations.
- We conserve resources and extend the life of our landfill.
- We provide opportunities for community service.
Find us at the 16430 Old Glenn Highway, across from the U-Do-Mini Storage.
Where does the money go?
Recycle for a Reason receives a modest amount of money in donations each month. The program's board manages the funds. After paying expenses, they make quarterly grants to support missions both locally and world wide.