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Event to auction off vintage and collectible kitchen items to raise money

Columbus, OH (Thursday, April 7, 2016)—Recycle Pots and Pans, a nonprofit organization with a mission to recycle and redistribute castoff kitchen items, will host a Silent Auction event on Thursday, April 28.

Since launching in Columbus in December, the group has collected thousands of pounds of used pots, pans, plates, glasses and other kitchen equipment to be distributed to families in need. Periodically, donations include vintage and collectible items that may be too fragile or not suited for everyday use.

Recycle Pots and Pans is now offering a chance for supporters to bid on these items to help raise money to support the group’s mission: To collect pots, pans, small kitchen appliances, table sets and other kitchen tools for needy families who want to prepare home-cooked meals but don’t have the resources to do so.

“The response has been great, but the need is still greater,” says Recycle Pots and Pans founder Abbe Turner. “For example, we’ve collected plenty of toasters and coffee makers, but we’re also purchasing forks on a regular basis so our families can be provided with complete sets of silverware.”

The Silent Auction benefitting Recycle Pots and Pans runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at The Commissary, 1400 Dublin Rd. Admission is $20 or one donation box of kitchen items. It’s an early evening of wine, cheese and community with an opportunity to bid on a silent auction featuring more than 100 vintage and collectible kitchen items. Bidding will end at 6:45 p.m. The event coincides with Recycle Pots & Pans’ regular weekly drop-off hours.

In Columbus, Recycle Pots and Pans works with various nonprofit groups to distribute kitchen items. Partners include, among others: Freedom a la Cart, which works to empower adult survivors of human trafficking to live an independent life through personal and economic self-sufficiency; Community Refugee and Immigration Service (CRIS), a nonprofit agency helping refugees and immigrants integrate and achieve self-sufficiency in Central Ohio; and NNEMAP Food Pantry, Inc., a cooperative ministry of over 30 churches distributing food and assistance to families in need living in the near north side of Columbus.

As a completely volunteer-run 501c3 organization, Recycle Pots and Pans relies on donations from organizations and individuals. Recycle Pots and Pans accepts donations of pots, pans and other kitchen items at The Commissary, 1400 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215. Donations can be dropped off between 4 and 7 p.m. every Thursday, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month, or by appointment. To arrange a drop off time, call 614-591-2079 or email

Learn more at or follow Recycle Pots and Pans on Facebook or on Twitter at @recyclepotspans.


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