February 28- March 6, 2011
Thanks to You!
For a number of weeks during the months of October and November, Construction Junction conducted a Community Donation drive to support several local nonprofits who, in many ways, share our commitment to reuse. The nonprofits included:
- Rainbow Kitchen - Coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens.
- Animal Rescue League - Dog/puppy/cat/kitten food, toys, paper towels, clean blankets, litter, dog/cat treats, dog sweaters, soap, and dog crates.
- Global Links - Crutches, folding/collapsible walkers, wheelchairs and canes.
- Free Ride - Bicycles and parts (accepted year round at CJ).
- Creative Reuse Pittsburgh - Art/craft supplies, fabric/notions, CDs/jewel cases, corks, buttons, office supplies, stationary, trophies, old photos/slides, and clean baby food jars with lids (accepted year round at CJ).
CJ placed donations bins near the entrance to the store and they filled up quickly. We feel really lucky to be able to work with our customers in this way and greatly appreciate your overwhelming participation to help support of these great nonprofits.
Soon after the donation drives were over, we received letters from a number of the organizations thanking us for our efforts and we thought it would be a good idea to share those letters with you. You can click on the images to the right to see a larger view.
Once again, thank you for your participation and enthusiasm. We look forward to the additional Community Donation drives certain to be in our collective future.
The CJ Buzz
The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show starts Friday, March 4th at the Pittsburgh Convention Center.
The show runs through March 13th and is THE place to be if you're in the market for anything for your home. And YES -- Construction Junction will be there exhibiting. The Show is the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania and covers over 9 acres with approximately 1,500 exhibitors. Check out the Show's "What's New" page for more information.
Visit us at booth 3212, on the second floor of the Convention Center. Drop your business card for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate for Harris Grill or a $25.00 gift card for Bocktown Beer and Grill, two of our Steel City Big Pours partners! We also have 10% coupons with us…. so join us for some coffee, reuse talk and good company!
Recent Arrivals: One of a kind items
Recent Arrivals: Many of the same items
News & Events
“Let Us Eat!” at Abay Ethiopian Cuisine - A Grow Pittsburgh dinner seriesMarch 10, 2011
“Let Us Eat!” is a new initiative happening at a different restaurant on the second Thursday of each month. 10% of sales from each night will go directly to supporting Grow Pittsburgh.
Abay Ethiopian Cuisine is located in the East End. and is a BYOB establishment, so don't forget to bring your favorite wine or beer to enjoy with your dinner.
If you are not able to make this dinner, don't worry, we will have 9 more opportunities for you to eat out while supporting Grow Pittsburgh.
Visit our full calendar for more details and other events.
Can I bring my old audio cassettes in for recycling? And what about plastic cassette, DVD or CD cases?
Yes, you can, as we are one of the drop-off centers for eLoop. Fees apply to some items. Audio cassettes cost $3.00/lb, and around 6 cassettes weigh a pound. You can leave them in their plastic cases. Alternatively, on our parking lot, the City of Pittsburgh has drop-off recycling dumpsters, including plastics marked with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, so you could put the plastic cases in there. Thanks for caring for our planet.
Cozmo’s Message of the Week
It's time for my annual journey across the hills of Pittsburgh... for I'm Home Show bound!