Remodeling homes is a messy business. We are constantly tearing things out before we can go to work improving our client's home. I'm sure you've seen the dumpsters or demolition crews carrying the rubble away. Some years ago we discovered a way to recycle the reusable items while getting our clients a tax deduction. Plus, on numerous occasions we've been able to locate and buy one-of-a kind historic building materials such as doors, sinks, tubs or other unique items that fit very well into the home we were remodeling.
Common items we donate during kitchen remodeling would include old kitchen cabinets, kitchen counter tops, kitchen sinks, refrigerators, ovens, ranges, cook tops, dish washers and lighting fixtures. Bathroom remodeling items include toilets, bathroom vanities, pedestal sinks, shower fixtures, old tubs, and lighting fixtures. Other household items include water heaters, ceramic tile, usable paint, tools, door hardware, doors and windows.
As a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), we have grown to appreciate that our donations and purchases have been supporting numerous people in need through another NARI member, Stardust Building Materials, a non profit corporation.
A Hand Up - Not A Hand Out
Stardust Building Materials is totally focused on community service. The concept that they embody is that of "A Hand Up - Not A Hand Out". They have contributed to a huge list of under-funded community service organizations and also operate two major outreach programs, one that helps underprivileged homeowners, and another that helps children.
Angels on Call
Angels on Call is an all-volunteer army of skilled tradesman, technicians and local corporate sponsors who have donated their time, money and expertise to make their community a better place.
Local churches, civic groups and other charitable organizations refer low or fixed income home-owners in the area that are in desperate need of basic safety, security or quality-of-life repairs.
Angels on Call uses the proceeds from sales of donations and some of the reusable items donated to Stardust Building Supplies to replace broken toilets or sinks, repair damaged roofing, flooring, windows, doors, and more.
Stardust Demolition Services
Computers for Kids is a special program created by Stardust Building Supplies. It is designed to benefit the students, families and schools in less-advantaged school districts in the area.
Computers for Kids' unique vision: getting computers into the hands of students who may never be able to afford them and having a positive impact on the literacy rates in these districts.
Computers for Kids' unique plan: for every book that a student reads, that student earns points towards owning a computer. When the student has read the agreed upon number of books, the student is awarded with a computer for his or her home.
If you have a computer to donate to this program or if you would like to volunteer in helping refurbish used computers, please contact Stardust Building Supplies.
You can help!
Stardust Building Supplies is always glad to arrange to come to you to pick up reusable building products or computers, or you can drop your items off at either of their locations. Their phone number is 602-424-1575. Their locations are at 4240 W. Camelback Road Phoenix AZ 8509 and 1720 W Broadway Road Mesa AZ 85202.