merriman park elementary

This year, the Merriman Park Elementary School PTA fall fundraiser will go beyond benefitting Merriman Park students.

In addition to hosting a day of family fun and food trucks at the campus from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 4, the PTA is helping the environment too by inviting community members to donate unwanted goods — from busted electronics to musical instruments — for a community recycling event. Plus, each family that contributes will be entered into a raffle to win $100 worth of groceries. Similar recycling events at other schools have raised thousands of dollars.

Contact Lana Marker lmarker@sbcglobal.net for information and check out the PTA’s full list of items you can bring for recycling below:

 Computers Desktops – laptops, servers, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, and
all other computer components.
 Cameras Camcorders – and all non-disposable film and digital cameras.
 Office Equipment – Fax machines, typewriters, inkjet cartridges, printers, scanners,
routers, shredders, and copiers.
 Entertainment Electronics – Car and home audio equipment, satellite and cable boxes,
VCRs, DVD players and recorders, headphones, and multimedia projectors.
 Multimedia – DVD and VHS movies, audiobooks, and music CDs. All multimedia items
must include original covers.
 Clothing & Accessories – Pants, coats, shirts, purses, belts, shoes, hats, etc.
 Toys & Games – Action figures, blocks, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.
 Portable Electronics – Cell phones, GPS devices, calculators, portable CD and DVD
players, PDAs, and MP3 Players.
 Video Games – Video games, systems, and accessories.
 Sporting Goods – Golf clubs and bags, athletic helmets and pads, baseball bats and
gloves, basketball shoes, cleats, hockey sticks, ice skates, and roller blades.
 Musical Instruments – Guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and electric
keyboards.
 Home and Garden – Air purifiers, baby monitors, vacuum cleaners, power tools, electric
razors, sewing machines, & medical equipment.
 Food- Non-Perishable and Canned Foods.
 Jewelry – Gold, silver, costume jewelry, watches, etc.
 Books – Cookbooks, craft books, children’s books, Fiction and Non-fiction