September 26th – ACME Markets/Urban Renewal Corporation’s E-Recycling Day

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Malvern, PA – ACME Markets in conjunctions with Urban Renewal Corporation, is hosting an E-Recycling Day on September 26, 2013 at Acme’s Malvern headquarters in Great Valley Corporate Center.  ACME, and its corporate neighbors, will be collecting and donating their unwanted and unused electronic equipment to Urban Renewal Corporation.  The exact address will be ACME Headquarters 75 Valley Stream Parkway  Malvern, PA. 19355.

Urban Renewal with use the donated items as training tools in its educational programs for the economically disadvantaged.

About Urban Renewal Corporation

Urban Renewal Corp (URC) is a community based non-profit organization that has been providing a variety of essential social services to vulnerable populations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for almost two decades. URC provides emergency services, primary medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and counseling, vocational education and job training.  URC has emerged as a leader in delivering comprehensive social services for the homeless and economically disadvantaged. Currently URC maintains over 600 beds in 9 facilities servicing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing needs. URC maintains two “Urban Renewal Training Centers”, a 50,000 square foot operation in Newark, NJ and a 35,000 square foot operation in Philadelphia.  The URC training centers provide an innovative and comprehensive computer education and recycling program to better prepare our students to reenter the workforce as capable and successful individuals.

Urban Renewal Corp manages electronic waste, including discarded computers and monitors, laptops, televisions, printers and other consumer electronics. Electronic waste accounts for two percent (2%) of the municipal waste stream, but contributes over seventy percent (70%) of the toxins therein. At URTC, no waste is produced during the responsible management of used electronics. Products are de-manufactured and recycled, or refurbished for sale or donation to worthy causes worldwide. All proceeds from recycling and refurbishing are used to help fund the programs administered by URTC for the homeless and economically disadvantaged, including provision of stipends to students of our sixteen-week training program in computer recycling and repair.

About Acme Markets

ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 120 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.  Today, ACME operates 112 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 10,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.  For more information visit www.acmemarkets.com                                                                            

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