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Gainesville, FL (Profitable.com) A Gainesville business owner’s mutually-beneficial partnership with Haven Hospice has resulted in charitable donations of $50,000 in 2011, an amount equivalent to half of the franchise’s annual revenue. In exchange for providing bulk disposal services to the Haven Hospice Attic Store, Cameron Lansdell and his 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise receives free warehouse space for storage.
“It’s rewarding to know that my business and a great community charity can have such a cooperative relationship.” Lansdell’s crew often picks up gently used or unused items on the job, which they then donate directly to Haven Hospice and their thrift store. “The more customers we get, the more items we have for donation.”
“Responsible disposal is a huge part of the business.” To Lansdell, the greatest benefit of responsible disposal is when there is no disposal at all, when salvageable items are used to benefit community members in need.
His initiatives have not gone unnoticed. Lansdell’s franchise was nominated for the 2011 Ethics in Business Award. The award, designed by the Rotary Club of Gainesville in collaboration with the University of Florida Center for Leadership and Ethics in Business, honors organizations and individuals who demonstrate ethical business practices at the highest levels.
Lansdell’s other beneficiaries include the Children’s Home Society (who have received around $10,000 worth of used goods), Interfaith Hospitality, Rebuild Florida, the local Humane Society, Bread of the Mighty and Sister Hazel. Apart from donating, Lansdell and his team recycles metal, cardboard, paper, E-waste, books, and even packing peanuts.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. Please visit us at 1800gotjunk.com.
PR Manager, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?