AJ Madison Goes Green with Habitat for Humanity NYC Recycling Program
Brooklyn-based, national appliance leader AJ Madison has furthered its commitment to environmental initiatives and the New York community through a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity New York City. The brand will use its comprehensive haul-away service to recycle gently used appliances through Habitat for Humanity’s New York City ReStore, which sells home products to the public with proceeds benefitting Habitat NYC’s mission: to transform lives and communities by building and preserving quality, affordable homes with families in need. AJ Madison’s appliance recycling program and partnership with Habitat NYC further solidifies the brand’s dedication to the local New York community, striving to build a stronger, greener, and more affordable city for all.
“Giving back to the community is at the core of our AJ Madison culture,” said Michael Gross, President, AJ Madison. “We’re thrilled to breathe new life into gently used appliances through eco-friendly recycling to benefit Habitat for Humanity NYC instead of ending up in a landfill. It’s a win-win for everyone – less waste, accessible, affordable appliances for every budget and funding to build new homes in the local community.”
AJ Madison will kick start this program by updating its current haul-away service, which has long offered the convenient removal of old customer appliances for new purchases. While still removing all old appliances in any condition, AJ Madison will now recycle those that are lightly used or repairable and donate them to Habitat NYC’s ReStore. Habitat for Humanity operates over 1,000 ReStores across the country, national nonprofit donation centers selling new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and more to the public at a discounted price. The sales revenue generated from ReStores goes towards Habitat for Humanity’s funding to build new homes in the local community and around the world. Habitat for Humanity’s New York City ReStore, through which AJ Madison will recycle its eligible haul-away product, is located in Queens with over 20,000 square feet of space perfectly suited for appliances.
“We are so grateful for the generous partnership of AJ Madison,” said Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. “By donating their products to our ReStore, AJ Madison is giving budget-conscious New Yorkers the chance to own high-quality appliances at accessible prices, and helping to divert tons of waste from landfills. They are also contributing to our mission to build and preserve safe, decent and affordable housing for ownership by our neighbors in need.”
In addition to sourcing donations through its haul-away service, AJ Madison will work with its trade designer program and robust network of builders and contractors to increase their impact. The brand will use these connections to recycle not only appliances, but also gently used cabinetry or other items from kitchen remodels through the NYC Habitat for Humanity ReStore. AJ Madison also plans to extend to the program to a national level in the future, using its local haul-away services and the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in markets across the country.
AJ Madison will kick off this partnership as part of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Anniversary Sale on September 15-16 and with the Habitat House Party on October 17.
ABOUT AJ MADISON
Founded in 2001, AJ Madison is recognized as the industry’s foremost appliance authority, offering an unrivaled selection of top rated appliances for kitchen projects of any size. AJ Madison’s appliance showroom roster features over 100 of the very best brands on the market – including Bosch, Dacor, Electrolux, Gaggenau, GE, Liebherr, LG, Miele, Samsung, Sub Zero, Thermador, Viking and Wolf.
Located at 3605 13th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218, AJ Madison’s state of the art 16,000 square foot design showroom complements its comprehensive e-commerce site (https://www.ajmadison.com). With both offering guaranteed, unbeatable prices for designers, builders and consumers. AJ Madison’s highly trained staff delivers in-depth understanding, expertise and experience catering to all home appliance needs and is dedicated to the concept of “service after the sale” – standing by customers from the day of purchase throughout the life of the product.
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ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NEW YORK CITY
Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building affordable homes with families in need – and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and repairs homes for families across the five boroughs. Learn more at www.HabitatNYC.org and connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @HabitatNYC.
The ReStore is a retail store concept that accepts donations of overstocked, seconds, used, discontinued items and salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. Items can include new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinetry, sinks, countertops and household and décor items. The ReStore then sells those items to the public at a reduced cost, typically 50-80 percent off the original retail value. Donated items qualify for a tax deduction under Habitat NYC’s 501(c)(3) status. Learn more at www.HabitatNYC.org/ReStore and connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @NYCReStore.