For Immediate Release 30th January 2013
Globechain invites SME’s, charities and corporates to ‘Give away something you love’ this Valentines in collaboration with the Rainmaker Foundation and Hub Westminster.
Valentines Day has been turned on its head. Instead of simply indulging in overhyped, overpriced chocolates and roses this Valentine’s day, Londoners will be looking into giving away something they love for greater good at a fun free event.
The event has been set up to encourage businesses to think differently about its waste by donating unwanted items to other businesses, charities or individuals to encourage giving and generosity in the local business community. Globechain.com, the Reuse Site regarded as a ‘Freecycle for corporates’ along with the collaborative charity Rainmaker Foundation and Hub Westminster has organised a Valentines breakfast talk called ‘Giving, Games and Globechain’. All are welcome to come along and ‘give away something they love’.
Globechain.com is the ground breaking new concept in online recycling for businesses, charities and individuals that has been set up to encourage sustainability, reuse and collaboration between businesses and charities. It provides a solution to the problem of the unnecessary disposal by businesses and individuals of good quality commercial and household waste (local and nationally).
Hollie Carr, Director of Rainmaker Foundation stated: ‘Collaboration is key to achieving greater results. At Rainmaker Foundation we are all about inspiring generosity and connecting people, organisations and exceptional causes together, so this links in well with Globalchain’s aims and objectives. We hope that this will be fun and beneficial to charities and businesses alike’.
Globechain enables non-profit organisations to easily obtain items such as furniture, electronics and clothing that have been donated by consumers or businesses via the company’s website. It aims to create a global philanthropic network of “givers” and “takers” and is now looking to build its network of charities.
Essentially a free “e-Bay”, Globechain promotes sustainability through reuse by allowing charities and organisations to either request or dispose online of useful items that are still usable and in working order that might otherwise end up in landfill.
Lucy Baker, Community Manager at HUB Westminster is pleased to be working with Globechain and HUB member Rainmaker Foundation on this event – ‘I am constantly looking for ways for members within the HUB community and beyond to connect and collaborate, particularly around issues like sustainability and social entrepreneurship, so Globechain and this event fits in well. This is the first in a series of breakfast events at HUB Westminster which all are welcome to attend for free and what better way to start than with a bit of loving and giving!’
The Valentine breakfast event is on 12th February at 10am – 12pm at Hub Westminster, 1st floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE, UK and is free to attend to all Hub members and non-members. For more information and to book (booking essential) go to www.eventbrite.com and searching ‘HUB Breakfast Talk’.
For further information please contact: contact@Globechain.com
Notes to Editors
Globechain.com helps small enterprises thrive by connecting SMEs with companies, charities and organisations in the community via donations at www.globechain.com
Rainmaker foundation is a collaborative Charity to inspire generosity, connect people with causes they care about, and achieve greater impact together. www.rainmakerfoundation.org
Hub Westminster is London’s Super Studio for a new economy with 12,000 square foot of collaborative workspace and a network that spans the globe. What holds this community of entrepreneurs together is the intention to create positive social and environmental impact. This intentional community of good business people, of changemakers and most importantly of doers, is where ideas are taken from action to impact. http://www.hubwestminster.net
Benefiting Charities and the Environment
How the service works
Charities and organisations wishing to use the site simply need to register at www.Globechain.com in order to start requesting and donating items from the site’s community of reuse-minded donors. The free registration processes takes minutes and only requires the organisation’s representative to have an email address for alerts.
Globechain.com is an online reuse platform which aims to encourage and help businesses to recycle and reuse within a global supply chain network of charities, businesses and individuals.
Its aim is to create a global philanthropic network of ‘givers’ and ‘takers’ to help the disadvantage and at the same time divert unwanted items that can be reused or recycled from landfill.
Globechain.com is looking for a variety of small, medium and large enterprises to register for free that require / would like to give donations of different types of items ranging from construction materials and office furniture to retail fixture and fittings and more specific materials such as WEEE electricals, glass, metals etc..
Register at www.Globechain.com
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