& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/2 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Your Momma Gave You @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
Changing of the Guard: Please Welcome BIG!NYC's New Donations Manager, Mike!
We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Deconstructionist Mike Endreny to the helm of Donations Manager. Mike has helped develop our deconstruction program and is uniquely qualified to handle the donations management position.
For donation questions you can email email@example.com or call 718-777-0132 x22. To request pick-ups of large donations, please fill out our online Donations Form and Mike will be in touch with you shortly!
Mike Endreny, Donations Manager
ph: 718-777-0132 x22
Hailing from Providence, RI, Mike ventured to Maine to earn a degree in English Literature from Colby College. After college, Mike traveled through South American teaching English. Upon returning to the US, he constructed residential interiors, honed his carpentry skills, and managed affordable housing units at Stop Wasting Abandoned Properties (SWAP). Mike eventually moved to NYC and worked for two years as project manager at Bettencourt's Eco-Supply Center. For the past two years, Mike has been deconstructing kitchens, apartments, houses and barns across the NYC Metropolitan area as BIG!NYC's second deconstructionist. And on June 22nd he had a baby boy!
And we are bidding a fond farewell to Forrest Gillespie, former Donations Manager, who is building a maze while drinking beer in Berlin and wandering around Europe. Forrest has been with BIG!NYC from the beginning: in 2004, he helped receive truckloads of materials at a temporary warehouse while BIG!NYC was being developed, assisted in building out the Astoria center in the freezing dark before we opened in 2005, and then he returned a year later and took on handling donations. BIG!NYC owes a lot to his efforts on donations over the past six years.