Cascade Alliance

Friday Five (8/31/18)

“Organization leaders from Northwest Arkansas gathered Saturday to learn and discuss some best practices for advocating, embracing and working with men and women after their arrest and upon re-entry to communities.” We follow re-entry programs as we have found hiring ex-felons to be successful and work with employers to show them how to do it well.

Houston Processor Installs Commodities Recovery Line

CompuCycle is installing a multi-million dollar shredding and separation system! CompuCycle is a reuse business that refurbishes, resales, does parts harvesting and data destruction. They manually dismantle nearly 20,000 lbs per day!

Secondhand Retailer ThredUp Pens Letter to Burberry Over Burned Clothes

“…discounting your product shouldn’t be scarier than setting it on fire.”

Library Staff Stole Millions in Rare Books over Decades

It is still unknown how much this big book heist has cost the Pittsburgh library, how many rare tomes were taken. We encounter vintage books everyday and their sales go to support our social services.

Goodwill Opens Curated Boutique for Millennials on a Budget

“Curated by Goodwill NYNJ” is an “elevated second-hand experience” project run by the nonprofit’s New York and New Jersey branch. The concept was created by four innovative students at Fashion Institute of Technology students who participated in a Re-Imagine Goodwill contest that the charity organization held last year. The winning team of students got $10,000 as prize money.”