Decluttering lives can help save young lives too. Fort Mill-based junk removal start-up Trash & Stash announces that its 2nd Life Program is benefiting the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), a local nonprofit organization “dedicated to improving rare pediatric cancer treatment options in an effort to increase survival rates of kids with cancer.” Being responsible community members is part of Trash & Stash’s core beliefs.
Here is how the 2nd Life Program works: 50 percent of profits from repurposed items that Trash & Stash resells on Facebook Marketplace are donated to ISF. Up and running since April 19, Trash & Stash made its first $300-plus donation to ISF in May and will continue to make monthly donations.
Customers who use Trash & Stash to remove their clutter can be assured that all efforts will be made to divert collected materials from landfills, and if their former items are resold online, those sales will benefit the greater Fort Mill community. “I believe very strongly in thinking locally, acting locally,” said Trash & Stash owner Cameron Ungar.
ISF struck a chord with Ungar because he witnessed a family in his Indian Land neighborhood deal with the heartbreak and trauma of their previously healthy child succumbing to cancer last year. “This is a small thing that we can do to give back to the community,” said Ungar. “And it’s been a nice partnership with the foundation.”
“We are honored to be the charity partner for Trash & Stash and greatly appreciate the community support. The efforts and generosity of everyone involved will help us continue to bring change to our local pediatric cancer community. Pediatric cancer does not stop, no matter what is going on in the world, and neither will we. We are thrilled Trash & Stash is on board to help us continue fighting,” said Karen Murphy, ISF Director of Sponsorships & Partnerships.