Founded in 2005 EcoStores has been a go to location for low cost building materials and household items for over a decade. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska and operating under the non-profit status of The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, EcoStores has diverted well over 3000 tons of useable materials from Nebraska landfills. Our inventory is created solely through donations and then offered for sale at a fraction of retail cost.
Why We are Fundraising:
In January of 2018 we were informed that our lease would not be renewed, and as a result will have to vacate our current location within a 30 day period. We need your help to continue this valuable service in a new location!
What We Need:
We are seeking a goal of $75,000.
How It Will Be Used:
"You guys are an asset to this community. I know this is going to sound weird but I am not going to accept the fact that you were going to close your doors forever. I think this community is strong enough to be able to come together and at least help you find a new place to call home. We need you in Lincoln. We need you in Nebraska. Please don't give up trying to find a new place to call home. I only wish I had someplace to offer you!" - Ecostores Customer Mara
"We can't believe this we drive 85 miles one way at least twice a month.. this is the most amazing place that had helped so many people be able to fix up the broken things at a reduced cost people from all walks of life need this to be able to make the repairs they can.. The staff has is was are the most helpful amazing friendly people and this place makes people leave with a smile knowing the can get what they need at a great price... Thanks ECO"
- “Ecostores Customer Tina”
• Founded in 2005
• To date, diverted over 3000 tons of materials from our landfill
• Provide a low cost option for building materials and household goods
• Product Stewardship award winner in 2012
• Environmental Leadership award winner 2016
• Conducted a year long study of demolition and construction waste
• Produced a Good Practices Manual on the handling of such waste
• Connected the community with green products and services
• Think Green it’s Thursday lecture series
• Provide an opportunity for volunteers and community service
• Provide jobs and job training for individuals with disabilities
• Partnered with various community organizations and neighborhood associations to help with recycling efforts.
- Jewel Rodgers
- Kyle Luttgeharm
- Carleen Glenn
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