July 9, 2015
Furniture Amnesty Day is July 24
HandsOn Kansas State, the city of Manhattan and Konza United Way will host the annual Furniture Amnesty Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Baker Field Parking Lot in Manhattan City Park. This communitywide service event encourages the community to properly dispose of unwanted furniture, recycling it for others to use and keeping it out of the landfill.
The public is invited to drop off furniture starting at 7 a.m. July 24. If you would like to donate your furniture but are unable to drop it off, contact the city of Manhattan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-587-2404. You also can schedule a pickup online.
Volunteers will be needed in the morning and afternoon, with the greatest need in the afternoon assisting those selecting furniture. The morning volunteers will help process furniture, assist with public sign-ups, load and unload furniture, pick up household furniture and manage traffic control for furniture drop-offs. Afternoon volunteers will help the public select furniture and move the furniture to holding areas. Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up online.
For those in need of furniture, the event opens to the public from noon to 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the public is encouraged to come early in order to sign up for time slots to pick up furniture.
If you would like to donate your furniture, know more information about where furniture can be picked up or dropped off, or for questions about volunteering please contact the city of Manhattan and members of Manhattan Good Neighbors at email@example.com or at 785-587-2404.